2016 Fit Friday Week 1

I thought I’d spend Friday’s sharing a little update into our new fit family.  If you’ve been following me then you know I had baby #3 thirteen months ago.  I dropped my baby weight from him in about 8 or 9 months, but I still have some weight to loose.  You may also know that I’m a runner though I loose that term loosely.

I own a FitBit and have a group of friends who challenge each other each week.  I wasn’t the winner of the workweek hustle last week, but I did come in second and managed to hit my goal of 10,000 steps each day.  Yay me!  That might not sound like much, but it’s been a while since I accomplished that.  Last week was a BEAUTIFUL week here in southwestern Ontario so that meant that my little man and I could go for a walk after we dropped the other 2 at school.  And with a view like this beside their school, who wouldn’t want to go there?


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Along with my daily walks I also choose to start the Bikini Body Mommy 90 Day Challenge (Here’s the very first video in her series).  I love this series because I can do it at home after the kids go to bed.  I don’t have to worry about hubby being home so I can go to a gym, or worry about child care at all.  Let me tell you, this is not an easy workout though.  I had my ass kicked every single day.  It really does prove how out of shape I am.  Do you know what gave me the strength to not give up during those workouts?  It was my 5 year old daughter asking me why I couldn’t do the exercises as fast as Brianna (the woman in the videos), and her asking me why the woman in the video didn’t have a fat belly like I did.  There is NOTHING to get you moving like the honesty of a child.  That and the fact that I want her to see me succeed.  I want her to know that even when you want to quit, you need to keep going – not just with exercising but in many things in life.  I want her to know that things aren’t always as easy as they seem, sometimes you really do need to put your blood, sweat and tears into it.  Literally.


I mentioned earlier that I’m a runner.  This quote above suites me perfectly.  (I forget where I found it so please excuse the lack of credit for it.)  Well I’d like to be a runner.  I’m more of a jogger.  No let’s change that to a “wogger” – more on the walking end than the jogging end.  I’d really like to change that this year and be able to actually run an entire 5K.  I don’t think I can even run 1K right now.  I have a nice little 5.5K route that I’ll be walking and working on extending how far I can run on it.  I’ll also be completing a few 5K’s this year, at least one 10K, and I may even challenge myself to a half marathon.  We’ll have to see how my training goes.  One of the best things about my runs, is that my kids often want to join me.  I tend to take them on separate runs because of their abilities.  When my 8 year old joins me it means that he pushes me out of my comfort zone to run farther and faster.  When my 5 year old joins me I ensure it’s for a more leisurely day as she isn’t nearly as fast as her brother yet, thought I’m sure with time she will be. Taking them individually is also a great way to get some one on one time with them, something they don’t often get with 3 kids in the house.


**Any and all references to any type of exercising are what work for me.  I am in no way a fitness expert or certified for giving any type of advice.**


7 Weeks

It’s hard to believe that it’s been 7 weeks since our little man made his very quick arrival to our family. So many things have been different with this pregnancy and baby, but the biggest one I think has been my post baby weight loss.

I’m not a small person. I grow big babies. I have never had the cute basket ball belly. So I’m not one who only gains a few pounds during pregnancy.

Here’s me looking not impressed at all at 37 weeks.


I gained 45 pounds with this little guy, but am excited that I only have 12 left to loose. This is me in my normal "workout wear". Thought it would be easier for before and after pictures later.


So I’ve started tracking my food again on my FitBit app. I’m in the process of trying to order myself a new FitBit. I started using the Wii Fit game again – I’m still sore from the few exercises I did Sunday night. I think I forgot that I really do have ab muscles in there somewhere. And I’m planning on heading back to the gym this week. I need to get back to running again as I’m considering running a half marathon this fall.

My short term goal is to get back to my pre pregnancy weight by the end of April. I’m a firm believer of 9 months on, 9 months off but am really hoping that I’ll be able to do this with only 12 pounds. If you are a FitBit user, be sure to add me as a friend if you’re looking for some friendly competition. 😃