Monday, June 21, 2010
Body After Baby - The Inaugural Post
So lo and behold - I write about my desire to get back into shape, and look what I find on Sarah's blog! The gods, they are smiling.
So this is my inaugural post, in which I tell you that my goal is to drop 25 pounds (Yep, I've tacked on a few extra for good measure) by October 1.
And hey! I went back to the gym this past weekend, only to find out I'd mysteriously been kicked out of my Healthy Lifestyles program (inactivity?), and that yep, I'm out of shape. Whilst on the elliptical on Saturday, I had imaginary conversations with Jillian Michaels in my head to keep me motivated.
HomeValley: I can't do it!
Jillian: YES YOU CAN! Do you wanna be fat forever? Do you WANT to lose this baby weight or NOT?!?
HV: Yes... But I can't go on, Jillian! It's too hard!
JM: DO YOU WANNA WEAR A PENCIL SKIRT AGAIN, HOMEVALLEY?
JM: I SAID - DO YOU WANT TO WEAR A FUCKING PENCIL SKIRT?!?
HV: YEEESSSS! *breaks down into heaving sobs*
JM: *softly* Why is this so hard? Why is it so difficult for you to give up the chocolate chip cookies?
Obviously, I need to develop a better playlist.
So here goes... On Sunday, I banished chocolate and processed sugar from my diet. So far, so good, including when J remembered his secret pregnancy stash of Snickers bars for moi, and devoured that satisfying conglomeration of chocolate, nuts, and caramel in front of me.
I suppose this is how we'll track this:
Starting weight: 158.2
Current Weight: Talk to you in a week!
Total L-Bs lost: 24 since H was born. So that's cool. Unfortunately, we're starting here at 0.
Number of gym visits this week: 2, thus far
Other physical activity: 1 walk with Hendrik, thus far
Most triumphant moment this week: Snickers avoidance, y'all.
Most soul-crushing moment this week: SNICKERS. YUM.
What's motivating me this week: My son. Putting healthful things into my body, drinking more water, and avoiding sugar mean Hendrik reaps the breast milk benefits. Also? A shopping trip to Kohl's. The jeans I purchased are two sizes bigger than normal, and holy hell FLORESCENT LIGHTS. Jiggly bits.
Things that would make Jillian Michaels weep this week: All of the chocolate and sugar I ate on Saturday in preparation for Sunday's start date. And I enjoyed every calorie-laden morsel.
This week's mini-goal: No chocolate, no candy. Really, really challenging for me.
This week's reward: A trip to the nail salon.
Let's DO THIS!