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Okay so let me try again…Weeks have passed since the birth of my little angel girl Kaylen born on the 8th of January 2013.
As a result of being pregnant I gained a shocking amount of weight. To be exact 22kg. The morning I went in for delivery I weighed 73kg. When I found out I was pregnant April 2012 I weighed in at 51kg (I had to gain weight from 48kg to be able to get pregnant for my weight/fat percentage was to low at the time).
I went from this: 45.7KG
To this in 9 months: 73 KG
I have to admit I hated being pregnant, feeling the way I did. Some people LOVE being pregnant and the way their bodies change but it wasn’t for me!
Since the day I got out of the hospital I made a mindful decision to get straight back on my clean eating. I couldn’t start training with my cesarean and had to wait 6-8 weeks on recovery! So my wound healed but still NO GYM. Allot has happened since and I got separated with my husband and so the story goes on. To get to the bottom of it – Getting to gym was almost impossible and there was always excuses of how difficult it is – which it is. I just didn’t have the time as a first time “single” parent to manage my schedule and everything that goes with it not even to mention the lack of sleep!
25 February 2013: 65KG
Currently this is where I’m at :-(: 20 May 2013 – 55.7KG
BUT today is the day that I decided it is TIME. Being unfit and in bad shape really got to me this last couple of months! I want to look and feel my best. No more excuses or what ifs it is now TIME!
So fat measurements was done today and the horrible BEFORE pics was. Remember for someone that use to be in “top” shape this is a huge thing to share or make public but I’m going to do this for one reason and that is to help others and to motivate myself in the process…I am so embarrassed about the weight I gained and can go on about my under-active thyroid and medication being wrong etc but I’M DONE WITH EXCUSES…
I have allot of water retention, cellulite etc and this will require hard work and dedication like never before!
I will try to share my journey on a daily basis but I cant make any promises as I mentioned before to do this will take allot of dedication and time.
What I have learned from my previous challenge is not to allow your mind to stand in the way of reaching your goals. “Weight loss is more than a physical challenge, its a mental challenge.”
I’m so glad about the Whatsapp group that I started – This is a great way to motivate and inspire each other! Get someone that can help you or motivate you when things get tough!
So being able to track progress I started of with a before pic and this will follow by taking progress pics every second week with fat %!
I was SO shocked today when I saw myself on the photographs. I almost burst into tears. I took a moment to realize where I’m at but then I knew I had to change my way of thinking to where I’m heading at.
So if you feel discouraged before you even started don’t worry I know how it feels but we just have to be positive and believe in ourselves.
Please do share your story on your weight loss journey I would love to hear more about it.
You can even email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org and we can motivate and inspire each other together.
I trained Chest & Tricepst today – Started with Jamie Easons Livefit trainer. What an amazing program to follow she is a role model and I’m so inspired by her.
So lets do this!
Have a super day
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So how was your weekend? I must confess I had a horrible weekend snacking wise or actually the last 2 weeks. I’m so glad to start the 12 Week Clean Eating Changed Lifestyle journey with you all. No more M&M’s / Rusks / Cappuccinos 🙂
Had a little downer after the operation and gave in to snacking on some sweets/ice-cream here and there BUT as from today it is time to FOCUS and to reach new goals. Have you also noticed that once you snack or give in to temptation or a cheat your mind goes into overdrive thinking oh well I have already messed up so I can just as well carry on and start “new” tomorrow?? I know that feeling but we need to be stronger and harder on yourself even more when we know its an unhealthy choice we are making!
Put yesterday behind you and lets focus on today. Give everyday your EVERYTHING! Don’t see this as a 12 week diet PLEASE for it is not. It honestly becomes a lifestyle. It will get tough at times but I promise you today that EVERY drop of sweat or tear will be 100% worth it.
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Do you plan your night before gym?
I put my gym gear out every evening – Mrs Organized 😉
So I spend yesterday planning my weekly program and this is how it looks like:
This is my Calender for the week… I like to print this out and to put it in my Diary then I know how to plan my busy day/schedule.
What are you up to this week?
I am in the process of working on the meal plans but for now I will post them either here or on facebook.
Get MyFitnessPal and add me as a friend so that we can be kept accountable over this 12 week and encourage one another.
Let me know how was your first day.
I had a great back session in the gym this morning and I’m really making an effort to focus on my form/posture. I am in Phase 2 of the trainer and the repetitions in this phase fall between 8 and 10 reps and I’m working/lifting at about 85% of my maximum effort which means my last rep in each set is a struggle but still doable.
I’m doing some sprints on the treadmill tonight oh my don’t know how that will go but will let you know.