So, since this blog holds me accountable, let’s have a progress report. I’ve hit my first goal. I’m back to my preTess-pregnancy weight. Since I’ve been working out with Amanda, I’ve lost 10 pounds, 7 inches and 5 percent body fat. I’ve still got about 10 pounds and 8 percent body fat to go, but I’m happy with these results. It’s important to me to set my goals in smaller increments (10 lbs at a time) or else I get really overwhelmed and just want to give up. So first goal complete, onto the next!
I was hoping to hit my pre-pregnancy weight at the 3 month mark instead of the 4 month mark, but here’s my struggle…I really want to lose weight, feel great and be super fit again. I really do want that. HOWEVER, I also really want to be a sane, happy person. I stay at home with three tiny humans with minimal adult interaction and a lot of frustration. I find myself having a hard time finding the balance between wanting to lose the weight and needing to go out and be social. It’s hard to be in control of your nutrition when you’re eating out (and drinking wine). So as much as I want to meet my girlfriends for brunch (with mimosas), I also want to stay on track. By the way, brunch with girlfriends always wins! So because I’m choosing to go out and be social, it took me an extra month to hit my first goal. Guess what, I’m okay with that. Continuing to find that balance will be a struggle, and I’m okay with that too.