Thursday, February 06, 2014

Operation: BAMF!

One of my biggest worries before I got pregnant was totally selfish...would I be able to lose the weight and get back to the size and shape that I was?  I was happy that I didn't gain that much weight during pregnancy (30-35) pounds and did not get any stretch marks.  I was ecstatic that I was able to fit in my pre-pregnancy clothes just a few weeks after having Anderson.  But I've had a hard taken off the last 10ish pounds and my body is not the same.  I've got love handles and my thighs are bigger now and rub together when I run.  I didn't get to breast feed which magically drops weight and makes people faster and seriously, I love food.  Bad food.

In the last few weeks, though, I've gotten my act together.  I was inspired by Sonja on her first Whole30 quest.  I started doing some reading, found recipes, and tried it myself.  I quickly failed, though.  And then failed again and again.  A goal of 30 days without alcohol, sugar, grains, dairy, legumes, etc. is just too big of a goal for me (us) while we were traveling and moving (more on that in another post).  So Dave and I have started basically following the Whole30 idea for about two meals a day and then relaxing the rules yet eating something nutritious for the third meal.  It's working too.  In the last two weeks I've dropped three pounds and I noticed my abs again.

I'm also trying to be better about sticking to my training plans and doing ALL workouts.  Each workout I feel stronger and faster.  Hopefully by the spring/summer everything will come together and I'll be back to one badass chick!

1 comment:

..:danielle:.. said...

i had the same worries... you and i are pretty lucky i believe, despite loving all the food! haha.
you are clearly still soooo badass. and that whole30 is hard (so ive heard... me doing that? ever? yeah. freaking. right!)
congrats on the weight loss, youll drop those few pounds in no time im sure, and be even speedier!!!!