Thursday, June 26, 2014

Holding myself accountable

I'm tired of feeling so terrible about my body and my weight so at 5 months postpartum I'm going to hold myself accountable to doing something about this!  I feel like taking these photos (god help me) and putting all of this out there is only going to make me want this more!  My goals might not be all about weight loss, I just want to feel comfortable in my own skin, I don't want to cry when I try to put on my summer clothes, I don't want to go up another pants size, I just want to feel like me again.

So here it is, in all of it's before photos, measurements and.........weight!!!!!!!!!!!

Sorry that these photos sort of suck, but that's my post-baby body in all it's.....glory.  

Measurements and Weight:

Weight: 200lbs - this is the heaviest I have ever been in my life.  Prior to being pregnant I was at 180 which was before this the heaviest I have ever been.  

Goal Weight: 150 or 140 - I was 150 when I met Andrew in 2008

Pant size: 16, ugh

Goal Pant Size: 10, I would die if I could fit into an 8 again but that hasn't happened since 2004

Top size: XL or Large

Goal Top Size: Large and maybe medium, I have a big bust and it doesn't usually go down too much when I loose weight.  

Bra size: 38DDD - Even though I quit breastfeeding they are still huge.  They were a 38D before I got pregnant.

Waist: 38"

Hips: 48" (big booty Judy over here)

Chest: 43" - this was wearing a sports bra

Right Arm: 11 3/4"

Left Arm: 11 1/2"

Right Thigh and Left Thigh: 24"

Resting Blood Pressure: 110/60

Other goals: No longer wearing Spanx or my "gut sucker" under my clothes all the time.  Being able to borrow clothes from my mom again because even though she's 55, my momma is a stylish woman, feeling good in a bathing suit, getting my belly button re-pierced (yes I remember how bad it hurt the first time) and being healthy for Jeanette.  I don't want to give her any of the body image complexes I have had before.  

Workout Routine:
Most amazing workout ever! 

Tony Horton is amazing and funny!
If you are not a fan of jumping up and down in your living room, running in place and such, then the PiYo workout may just be what you are looking for!  I have long been searching for a workout I can do at home that gives me a good burn but doesn't make me feel awful for hours afterwards and let me tell you PiYo does just that!  After having a c-section, I found that traditional core work was hard for me.  I love Power90 and have done that series before, but the jumping jacks and some of the other moves really hurt my scar area.  The yoga moves really help open up my hips, which I really need and even after just three days, I've noticed my posture is better and I feel so much more relaxed when it's time for bed.

Power 90 is amazing as well, it was sort of the older sibling of P90x and is better for someone who's just starting out.  Tony Horton is a riot in these videos and they have a person who modifies the moves as well.  I love the Fat Burner Express DVD and it was filmed in Hawaii so it's not only a good workout but pretty to watch.  I ordered these DVD's off Amazon a long time ago and dusted them back off before I found out about PiYo.

If you love to read other mom blogs like me, then you may know Allie from Table for More.  She's also a Beach Body Coach and I purchased PiYo through her.  

So there it is folks, I am going to hold myself accountable.  I am on day three of the PiYo workout and plan to mix in some Power90 as well as long walks with Jeanette.  We also purchased a bike trailer for her so we can finally start riding some of the great trails around central Ohio again.   


Lindsay said...

You are very brave for putting that up for all to see! You look great but I know it's not always about how you look but how you feel. I know I am far from where I want to be post-baby! I'm looking forward to reading along to see your progress! xo

Nikki said...

I totally understand not feeling comfortable in your own skin. I wish you the best of luck on your weight loss journey. You can do it!!!