Hi, my name is Jyn and I want to get healthy.
No… really. I have spent the past 12 1/2 years pregnant or nursing and I’m ready to get in shape and find out what it’s like to be normal again! Normal… as in not pregnant and going through major physical changes beyond my control at any given moment.
So I am going to quit coffee- my lifeline to the world at the moment, start working out and building muscle, and go on a low carb low fat diet to help retrain my taste buds and wean them off of sugar and fat again.
My goal is only 25 lbs, but 25 lbs feels like 125 lbs when you have it to lose!
I’m going to keep a daily log of my AM and PM weight, my food, and my exercise routine. I hope to encourage and motivate other people who have lots of obstacles in front of them (as I have) to get out there and just get it done.
“…but you have seven kids…”
I hate unreasonable excuses.
When we make them they are self defeating and we realize it eventually. But when others make them why do we validate them as truth?
I have a goal to lose 25 lbs. People look at me, make a funny noise and slap me on the back saying, “Bah! But you have seven kids! You look GREAAAAAAAT!” I’m sure I look great for 7 kids, but in all reality I AM 25 lbs over where I should be. My personality makes up for that outwardly. Did I mention people think I’m taller, too? Most people would place me at 5’6″ even though I’m 5’2″.
I really don’t appreciate people making me feel like Im anorexic for wanting to lose 25 lbs, but I smile and say, “Aw, thanks!” but I really need to do this.
It’s even worse now that I’m postpartum. I can’t even talk about my goal of being healthier without having someone jump on me, “But you just had a baby!!!” People are very quick to make excuses for me. What this does, however, is prevents a good motivational support group from forming around me. I am blessed to look much younger than I am, so they are quick to excuse my goals as unreasonable or unwarranted.
So I am realizing that this time around, I’m basicly on my own… and I’m a little okay with that. Really, it’s kind of quiet here, in my own, personalized, goal making world and the only pressure I have is my own longing for clothes that fit, and an increase in energy. I am not being unrealistic with my weight loss goals. The fact I am nursing exclusively puts a big filter on what I’m allowed to do so I am already expecting this is going to be slow going. My body is also not in very good shape and my postpartum recovery has been slow. So for now, it’s baby steps. 🙂 I have done the South Beach Diet in the past after I was done nursing postpartum and had great results. I tried the 2nd stage of the SBD last year while I was still nursing my toddler and did not have such great results. I figure that the mear fact of nursing means my body is absolutely going to hold onto an extra 10lbs. I can live with this. -Jyn