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!