Day 22 Remembering When

I remember when I first found out I was pregnant with my daughter, I was so happy and excited. I quit smoking within a few months and started eating everything in sight! I must have been 220 pounds or so when she was born, I remember thinking how in the world will I lose the 100-ish pounds I had gained during this pregnancy?! I also recall at 6 months the first stretch mark, I was so excited about this one little mark, little did I know they would take over my whole stomach, arms and then some! I also never realized they would NEVER go away … sometimes I don’t like genetics! LOL

November 2005

November 2005

I breastfed my daughter and lost a lot of weight. I recall losing 20lbs nearly immediately upon leaving the hospital and then after a break up with her father when she was four months old, I lost another 20lbs almost immediately. From there I sort of had a hard time losing anything but the scale stayed right there and I couldn’t complain because I was doing crunches and at least tightening up the once stretch mark free belly of mine.

When I found out in 2005 that I was pregnant with another child, I was determined to not eat everything in sight and to watch what I eat. I walked everyday for at least 2 hours right up until the day he was born. He came into this world about one week earlier than expected.  After having my first son in 2006, about a year later I planned to have another child. Baby K was born in 2008, exactly 2 years and 6 days after AJ was born. Having two children in two years definitely takes a toll on your body, unless you are one of those lucky Mom’s who has the baby and goes back to your normal state … I am officially jealous of those of you who were lucky to have this happen! LOL So now here I am working out daily to be certain I get back to my pre-pregnancy weight and am healthier overall!

Today I completed day 22 of the EA Sports Active 30 Day Challenge work out which was workout number 12 out of 20 and I am pleased to say that I am physically feeling a difference and able to see the difference when I look in the mirror. I remember when EA Sports Active first came out and I followed along with many of the bloggers who first completed the 30 day challenge, they lost some weight, I think one person had lost somewhere around 20lbs, but no matter how many success stories I read and no matter how many #wiimoms I kept up with, I couldn’t find the motivation and dedication to reach my fitness goals.

Gloomy Skies Above

Gloomy Skies Above

I am proud of myself and if you are doing daily exercise or workouts you should be proud of yourself too! It’s a spirit booster knowing that you have made a goal and are sticking with it! I know I am feeling more positive and I tell you during this time in my life I need anything to help boost my happy thoughts! If it’s exercising daily that helps boost my happy, I am all for it!

I am waiting to shrink out of my size 15 Levi jeans because then I truly will start to feel a difference and know this workout has been worth every moment of my time!

Today I had a great workout, I am feeling wonderful and can’t wait to workout again tomorrow morning! @mommybrain told me there is a new EA Sports out now that I should try too, it’s called EA Sports Active: More Workouts, so I am placing that on my Christmas wish list this year for sure!

Make it a Happy Day!

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  2. Diana (27 comments) says:

    I’ve gained just about 50lbs so far. I’ve got four weeks left tile my due date and I’m dreading trying to get this weight off. I’ve exercised and eaten right, but didn’t quit smoking til my second trimester and BAM the weight flew on. You look fantastic and it gives me hope that I won’t feel so huge and awkward forever!

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