Tuesday, April 16, 2013

Slow & Steady

Oh, HEY! It's been a while....

I came across this picture today... it's a doozy.

It made me think about how much I've changed over the last 3+ years.

May 10, 2012 - Pre-pregnancy weight of 150 lbs

December 18, 2011 - 1 month before delivery

January 9, 2011 - 2 days before I delivered. This is what 235 lbs looks like on me.

February 6, 2011 - 1 month post-delivery. 210 lbs.

May 28, 2011 - almost 5 months post-delivery. 190 lbs.

December 2011 - almost 1 year post-delivery. 183 lbs.

September 29, 2012 - after I started CrossFit in July. 163 lbs.

March 31, 2013 - And NOW at around 160... and STRONG!

It didn't happen over night - it was slow & steady. I started with my diet by counting calories, and then I was introduced to clean eating. I started running, then I decided to try CrossFit. Through CrossFit, I was introduced to Paleo eating and Advocare supplements. These three things - CrossFit, Paleo, and Advocare - have been essential to maintaining and fueling my machine. I had to double check when I saw that my weight had not really changed from this time last year, however, my friends can tell you that there is a definite difference between my 163 last year as compared to my 163 this year. My body is the same weight, but it's muscle mass and capacity is completely different.

Moms - don't get discouraged. It took 9 months to get there, and the weight won't come off over night. Hard work and dedication go a long way. Recruit your family to hold you accountable. Figure out what motivates you and surround yourself with positive things. If you have a hard time resisting temptation, steer clear of those things that tempt you most! Set clear goals and reward yourself when you achieve them! And most importantly, if you need a friend to keep you motivated and accountable, get in touch with ME! :)