Thursday, April 14, 2011

WEEK 1 : BodyBack "An athlete. A mother. A runner."

Week 1:

No...I am not lamenting on wanting my teenage body back. I am simply going to blog about my journey towards my new, post birthing two children, body that I am creating.

I have started another session of BodyBack. This is an amazing 8 week boot camp program designed for mom's who need to get their post-partum bodies BACK. As well as our sanity. Hopefully. :)

I just finished my first session 2 weeks ago and am now an addict. The first time around I lost just under 10 lbs and 6 inches. This session my goal is 15lbs. I will do it.

Let's back up and get some background info on why I would even blog about this journey....

In the last 3 years my life has changed dramatically. I became a stay at home mom. Enough said. Gave birth, twice. Started a company w/ my husband. Opened a tackle store. I could go on. But you get the jist. Lots of life changes in a short amount of time. So in October of 2010, just 8 months after having squishy, I found myself lost. In a funk. I was fat, unhappy, post partum depressed, and downright dejected. I didn't know who I was anymore.

See, I am a goal addict. I set goals. I achieve them. It is how I have always lived. I wanted to be married. check. I wanted to put myself through college. check. Wanted to be a teacher. check. Wanted a Master's degree. get my drift. Major goal: have children. check. Now what. I just RAISE THEM??? Much easier said then done. I understand. Boy, do I understand. But do I just sacrifice me in the process. So...back to fat October. I needed a goal. More then just lose weight. That wouldn't work anymore. So I decided I would become...

duh duh duuuuuuhhhhhhh...... a runner. Now come the laughs...I did. A lot. Here I am. 35 years old. The fattest I've ever been. I have asthma. I have a super bum ankle. I don't run. I couldn't even run a mile in Jr. High. The fastest thing I can do is talk and eat....not run.

So here was the goal: Half Marathon. I trained. I conquered. I cried. I puked. I finished. I ran the whole darn thing. RAN. ( the last few miles I probably could have walked faster...)

Thank you to BodyBack, Stroller Strides, and the inspirational mamas that pushed me. Thank you to my supportive friends and family. I am a runner. I guess. I still have trouble swallowing that! But in just 3 weeks I will run again. The OC Half Marathon. And my new goal: better time. That's all. Even if it is just a minute faster...

Sooo Here I come back to BodyBack...Week 1.

No regrets this time. I said that last time. But I will push harder. Have stronger willpower. I will. I promise myself I will. And these pics below will help me remember when I'm feeling fat, dejected, depressed, not wanting to run, not wanting to workout... They help me remember that in just one year I went from this:

To this:

An athlete. A mother. A runner.


  1. BRAVO!!!!!!!!!

    I love your goal driven attitude :) Keep up the AWESOME work!

  2. Sorry to be the bearer of good news, but your prego pic is SOOO adorable, you were so stinkin cute pregnant! I LOVE that baby belly!