Here I Go Again…

Oct 20, 2011 | Uncategorized | 13 comments

It’s about that time.
6 weeks postpartum.  

Sigh.

I know I can do it but it seems so daunting.
I’ve done it thrice before but it seems so impossible.

Sigh.

Finding that fine line between seeing the scale move…
And most importantly being able to provide baby with what he needs. (“Milkies”)

22 down, 
30-35 to go.

Sigh.

Yeap, that’s the plan.  
Time to get back to “me”. 
 Back to feeling confident and strong.  
Back to the enjoyment of picking out an outfit.  
Back to my “skinny jeans”… or better yet, a nice, chic, pencil skirt.  I just keep telling myself it will happen.  I know it will.  I know how it works.  I’ve done it after each baby.  This time is going to be even more difficult though, I can tell.  Now there are five people who will be waiting for me to “hurry up and finish my workout”… two that need to be schooled, one that wants to be nursed, 4 that need breakfast, one that needs to get out the door for work… finding time for yourself is almost as impossible as loosing thirty pounds!  
Today was my first workout and it wasn’t as grueling as I thought it would be..  Oh, remember the days where I could throw on my tenny’s and go for a run!  Pound the pavement til all my problems disappeared… (I think if I did that today my uterus would fall out!)   Gotta do it though.  Whatever it takes.  I know darn well how much work is going to be involved over the next couple months… but oh!  to throw on an LBD and heels! 
I can’t wait!  It’s going to be so worth it!
Anyone else need to shed a toddler before Valentines Day??

Go! GO! Go!

13 Comments

  1. Sush

    Go Momma Go! May take a little more time but you can do it! Get the kids in on the plan…family P.E.!

    Have fun and be proud!
    Hugs~

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  2. Jenn @ Spejory

    Oh you can do this! Will your husband help by looking after the little ones while you work out? I ran when mine were babies and toddlers–I called it my sanity time. It really is best if you take care of yourself so you can be more fully present for them.

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  3. the cake chick

    I need to shed a few toddlers. My boys are older (9 and 14). I don’t have little ones to chase and pick up…oh how your core muscles change after that. I have been very uninspired but recently found Bikram yoga. I actually dragged my behind out of bed at 5am to go to a class (90 minutes of yoga at 105 degrees and 505 humidity).
    Good luck on doing what works for you!

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  4. Sherri

    You can do it-RAH RAH!!!! :)!!

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  5. Jamie Willow

    I’m about to…this baby comes in the next month and then the fun begins…yeehaw!

    good luck!

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  6. Adriana @ Live Laugh Love Learn

    I am with you on this! I am expecting #5 and home-schooling 2. It’s not easy.

    When I got to baby #4 – private workout time for me became a near impossibility. Now we all go out walking/running/riding bikes together every day.

    Seasons of life:)

    Make SURE you are getting enough REST and enough FLUIDS!!

    I’m sure you’ve read French Women Don’t Get Fat by Mireille Guiliano. This awesome book reminded me of my need for a daily nap. So often I reach for food to get me through the day when I really need more sleep!!

    Blessings to you and your beautiful family!

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  7. jessica m

    I TOTALLY understand! I just had my son on Sept 12 (5 weeks early)
    and he is my 4th also! Small world! I too am watching my diet and wanting to move and be active…Its a big challenge! I got to walk on the tredmill for all of 5 minutes today lol! Thanks for sharing! I know what your going through!

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  8. jessica m

    ps sharing this post on mt facebook!

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  9. Pur et Simple

    My 8th is now 6 months. I’ve got 10lbs. to go. I’m in this with ya. It can be a slow-go, but remember it took 9 months to grow that baby – it takes about the same to get back to that svelt shape. Eat what you need, stop when you are full, (hard when I’m nursing – I never feel full.)and decide which you want more – the cookie or the slim skirt? You CAN do it!!

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  10. Mandy

    i have that to loose and my youngest is 3 *sigh* the 4th just screws ya up;)

    a couple posts back i meant to recommend something for Aiden’s reading. have you tried How to Teach Your Child To Read In 100 Lessons? it seems really odd conceptually, but it works!

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  11. Kate

    You can do this Angela! Maybe take all the kiddos for a walk daily? Get out in the fresh air, while getting a bit of exercise.

    And I feel your pain. Little Miss is due in a month, and then 6 months later is our 10 year reunion and holy moly I want the extra weight off (including some of what I was trying to lose before we found out we were expecting!).

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  12. Joannah

    I don’t need to shed a toddler, but more like a small dog or cat. LOL! I can fit into most of my pre-pregnancy clothes, but I just look different. I think sit ups would help, but I really don’t like sit ups. 😛

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