Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Let's Get Physical

So as every new mom knows, your post pregnancy body is somewhat different from you pre-pregnancy body. Don't get me wrong, every pound and extra inch around the waist is totally worth it, but I gotta say I'm not the biggest fan of my stomach resting on top of my thighs when I sit down. And while dimples are cute on your cheeks (facial that is), they are somewhat less than appealing on your thighs. Once again, it is all worth it, but I don't want these extra pounds to be around forever.

Now I use to love working out...and by love I mean I was in the gym 6 days a week for at least an hour and a half. Crazy as that sounds, it was my stress relief and I had lots of free time. Now with a new baby and working 2 jobs that are 45 minutes away, free time is something I know nothing about. I've been trying to motivate myself for a few weeks to at least start walking again but I keep coming up with reasons to not exercise.

5. 20 extra pounds isn't that bad, is it??
4. French fries and burgers have some nutritional value. I'm sure of it!
3. I'm tall so I will carry the extra weight well.
2. I'd rather cuddle with my girl on the couch.
1. I just don't feel like it.

Ok, so those are crappy reasons which is why starting this week, I'm finally going to put them away and do something good for my body. I'm pulling out my P90x videos from last summer and am going to give it a try. I know I'm totally out of shape and will need to start slow, but I'm determined to at least try it 4 days a week and hopefully build up to do the full program. I figure you gotta start somewhere and something is better than nothing so we'll see how the next 90 days go.

Wish me luck!!


  1. Best of luck! I need to get into the gym more often as well... these bodies of ours don't look perfect automatically! Have fun!