- Consider taking a “before” picture of yourself. This can be an excellent motivator! If you do this, I would suggest taking a progress picture every 2-3 weeks. Seeing small results will help keep you motivated! And your “after” picture will be amazing!!
- If you are trying to lose weight, weigh yourself no more than once a week. Do it on the same day every week, at the same time. I like to weigh myself every Monday when I first wake up in the morning.
- Take one day, and one pound at a time. Don’t feel overwhelmed with how much weight you want to lose. Focus on each day, be in the present moment.
This is the first full week of Body After Baby Challenge!! Are you ready?
Right behind kids and general health issues, fitness is my other interest and something I love.
During college, I worked at two different gyms – at one I worked in the day care, and at the other I (among other things) taught exercise classes! Talk about an awesome job. I got paid to workout! I also worked with many different women, helping them design exercise programs, answer general nutrition/diet questions, and the like. It was such a fun and rewarding job. This is another reason why I started this challenge.
I love this stuff.
My personal goals for this challenge are to lose about 15 pounds, keep my snacking under control, and run in another half marathon this fall/winter. My plan is to exercise 5x a week with a focus on my running, eat more salad’s and less crackers (yum!) and focus on being proud of what my body can do.
Please note that this challenge is not just about the numbers on the scale. It may be, but it certainly doesn’t have to be. Body After Baby is about more than just losing weight. It’s about being healthy for you and your family, feeling good about yourself, being who you want to be, and whatever else you see fit in your personal life. So, no matter what you’re goals are, you can join in.
As a reminder, every Monday we will “recap.” Share what you want, but consider leaving your progress that you made during the previous week, along with your goals for the current week. I will also post various exercise and diet tips throughout this challenge so keep on the lookout for those.
Here are a few tips to get us started:
If you want to participate in this challenge, just leave your link in the comments section for this week’s goals and plan. (Some of you posted on Friday, and that’s great- just leave that link.) Please make sure that the link goes to your actual “Body After Baby” post and please only leave your link if you’re participating in this challenge.
Let’s make sure we’re visiting each other and helping one another stay motivated and encouraged!
Samantha from As Time Goes By Designs made me a super cute button which you’ll find on the left sidebar of my blog. If you want to put it on your own blog just grab the code!
Also- if you need suggestions for a workout routine to do at home, or have any diet or fitness related questions, please don’t hesitate to email me!
Here’s to a healthy week full of exercising, eating right, and feeling great!