Holiday Hoedown!

Holiday Hoedown Challenge


Holiday Hoedown, Week 1.  Team Jiggle Belles.  Take the time and re-read my team name.  Jiggle Belles.  It took me reading that at least 5 times before I read it right.  My brain kept seeing Jingle Bells.

Our non-fitness challenge was to create goals for this challenge.  So here it goes:

  • I would like to lose 10 pounds
  • Be able to jog for 25 minutes straight
  • Drink more water

I am a little worried right now about jogging for 25 minutes straight……SCARY!  LOL!  I am currently doing the C25K program, so I should be there by the time the challenge is over. I really need to work on my diet.  I am just not sure how I should go about doing that.  I thought about joining weight watchers but my husband doesn’t want me to spend the money right now.  I need something that accounts for the fact that I am nursing my baby.  Any suggestions?  As for the water, I tend to drink too many drinks with caffeine and not enough water, I need something to keep me awake during the day.

This weeks weigh-in, down 1 pound.  One measly, little, lonely pound.  Not as good as I hoped.  Although, it is not as bad as it could have been either.  We had Thanksgiving and a baby shower this past weekend and company for the past two days.  So really it could have been much worse.  I am disappointed in the fact that I did not get in as many exercise minutes as I wanted to.  I am really having a hard time fitting more in around the baby.  I guess that should be expected, but I feel as though I am letting my team down.  My plan is to split it up into two smaller chunks rather than trying to cram it all in at once.  If I can get some done in the morning and again in the evening it would probably work better.

My inspiration.

I am doing this for a variety of reasons, here are a few of them.

I want to look good for my husband.

I want to fit in my skinny clothes.

I want to be able to run a 5k

I want to be in better shape.

I want to be more confident.





Boy have things changed since my last post over a year ago.  Here is a quick update.

I ended up having a miscarriage and getting pregnant again three months later.  I was so incredibly sick the first trimester of my pregnancy that I really didn’t gain that much weight.  However, I was already overweight so the 35 pounds that I gained made me go over the 200 pound mark!  Scary stuff.

My husband and I had an incredibly difficult summer.  As in we almost didn’t make it and are trying to slowly rebuild our relationship. Partly I feel responsible for our troubles because I let myself go, but mostly it was him. This did not help my self-esteem at all.

Now I have had the baby and was released to exercise.  I started the Couch to 5k program in an effort to get back into shape and lose weight. I noticed the Sisterhood has a Virtual 5k program and I have joined.  So, I decided to blow the dust of this old blog in order to keep track of my weight loss journey.

I am currently on week three. Meaning I had to run 3 minutes straight last night, it was not as bad as I expected but it was not easy either.  I am proud of myself because I did not give up.  I ran that second three minutes even though my head was telling me to just walk.  I can do this!  I. CAN. DO. THIS.


God reallly does have a sense of humor. Seriously! I joined Weight Watchers last week. I was finally to the point when I wanted to take control over my weight. I had given up on getting pregnant and was content with getting my body ready for a pregnancy in the future.

Well little did I know that God had something else in store for me. You see, two days ago I found out I was pregnant!! I am really excited about this, but I was also looking forward to getting my body back. So, now I need to focus on staying healthy and not gaining too much weight! I also need to contact WW to cancel my membership.

For now this blog is switching over from my weight loss journey to my pregnancy journey. I have a public blog, but we are not telling our friends and family yet so I cannot post on that blog. I think even after it becomes public knowledge I will continue to post here. Then after I have the baby I will switch back to blogging about my weight loss journey.

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A little background

Where to start…hmmm.  I am a 28-year-old mother of two.  Somehow in the past two years I have gained a lot of weight.  I weigh almost as much now as I did at the peak of both pregnancies.  I am not sure how I got here but I hate it!  Actually I guess that is not entirely true.  It was a slow process, but I kept thinking I was going to get pregnant so why worry about it?  Only, I never got pregnant and now I do not want to get pregnant until I lose this weight.  I have very low self esteem and do not want to participate in life because of this.  Yesterday I almost did not go to a family reunion because of the fact that I was overweight. 

This blog is going to be a journal of my weight loss journey.  Due to the fact that I am a stay-at-home Mom, the kids and I are not on a real schedule.  We kind of do what we please.  I think that is part of the problem.  My goals for this week are to implement a schedule.  One that allows me time to work-out.  I am also seriously considering joining weight watchers.  I think it would be a good start for me. 

I suppose since this is an anonymous blog I could post my weight and before pictures.  To be honest I have not stepped on a scale in a long time because I am afraid of what I will see.  I might work up enough courage to do that soon.