This whole weight loss thing has been a struggle for me...as it is for most people.
I've always been fairly thin my whole life, so having these extra few pounds I've been sporting have been extremely frustrating - though I try to remind myself that I did birth a child not THAT long ago
(but long enough where it needs to be GONE!)
I gained a whopping 42 lbs with my pregnancy
12 weeks 40 weeks
the weight was flying off....until I stopped breastfeeding/pumping
the last 7-10lbs left over was my mission to get rid of
I signed up for the gym, but who was I kidding with that. Never was able to find the time or motivation...Danny would come home from work and Id wanna hang out with him, then it was time to make dinner, bath & bed for sienna...and at the end of the day... I'm just exhausted and ready for bed myself
Then I decided to try Jillian Michaels & really change how I ate. Welll....Jillian got annoying after a week and my frustrating toddler lead me to my guilty pleasure of sweets & junk. Pretty sure I've become a bit of an emotional eater....After a LONG tough day Id just wanna plop down with some wine & ice cream or cake.
Last month we went home to NY for 2 weeks where my mom & mother in law cooked us our favorite very missed meals...who could turn down mamas cooking no matter how fattening it is? Also, there are no Italian bakeries in AZ...or good Pizza...or good bagels. So of course we binged on all that stuff! result....I came back 3lbs heavier.
Tired of being unhappy with my body & Hawaii on my mind I told myself that this was it! No more cheating, I'm doing this and sticking to it this time!
Here is my 3 week progress
yuck..I hate the before photo. Can't believe I'm sharing.
I still have long ways to go but I wanted to share my story and tell you all that it is possible if you really discipline yourself. My husband brought home a sandwich from my favorite sub place today(Jersey Mikes)...Cant say I wasn't drooling a little bit while eating my little puny kale salad...but hey! I didn't cave :)