WWW – What Motivates Me?

First off, I’m tired of writing monthly fitness posts that basically say I gave up again, I failed again, I put my health on the back burner again.

My March goal results — not so great:

  • Work on my diastasis recti. I completely failed at doing this. It took me a week to get signed up with Fit2B, and then they gave a free membership to try it and write a review (which I will – after THIS month I guess!), and then my hard drive on my computer crashed so I’ve had no computer at home, and excuses excuses excuses.
  • Track my calories in MFP again. I tracked quite a bit, but not enough, and with quitting nursing this past month, my weight has actually gone up a few pounds (sitting in the 162-163# range).

So here’s the deal… I’m working on a new plan of attack and keeping myself accountable. I will outline it all later this month, but here are my main motivators right now:

  • Our New Budget: I signed up for EveryDollar (Dave Ramsey’s new budget app) and put our info in yesterday. It was… eye opening. No wonder we are going into debt every month. Our grocery/eating out/alcohol budget is going to be undergoing a major overhaul this month, and that bottom line change will most definitely have a positive affect on my waistline.
  • A New Fitness Program: I’m talking with an old IF blog friend who is now a Beachbody coach, and I’m going to try one of her #21DayFix plans starting April 12th. I’m excited to have a plan to follow (it works well for my TypeA self) and to have a coach to go to for advice on stuff.
  • Measurement Numbers: I took my measurements this morning for the first time since September. In 7 months, my bust is down 1.5″ (boo! nursing days are done and my boobs are sad, saggy sacks right now), my belly is up 1″, and my hips are up 1.5″ – no wonder clothes are tight on me! Those are basically my measurements from last June, except my boobs are way, way smaller, which means proportionally I turning into a pear. I am not okay with this – it’s time to buckle down!

With the longer, sunny days I’m feeling refreshed and ready to tackle my health again. I’m throwing a baby shower on May 2, I’m taking a vacation on May 22, and summer is coming – I want to feel good about myself for these events!

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11 comments

  1. Girl, you got this! We are TOTALLY going to get you in some killer shape with 21 Day Fix! I PROMISE!! I’m here to walk you through this!! I’m excited for you! xoxo

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  2. lparsons15 · · Reply

    I did the 21 day fix!! Its haaaaaaard! But SO SO awesome!!

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  3. mcmissis · · Reply

    1. For some reason, with the way the words were arranged on my phone, I read “pear” as “polar bear” hahahahaha I was laughing so hard.
    2. I’ve always thought you should be one of those coaches!
    3. Most importantly, I have been reading your blog for 5 years and have never gotten the feeling that these posts are about you failing. I am inspired (and jealous!) every single time. You are so conscious of your health and work so hard to do better. I so look up to you in this area.

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    1. Awh, thanks Sheelah.

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  4. I tried mint.com for budgeting after geochick blogged about it, and MAN OH MAN. I have no idea how two and a half people spend so much money in groceries!

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    1. Yeah, after reading reviews, I think I’m going to try out YNAB. I don’t like how Dave Ramsey’s version doesn’t carry over balances. http://personalfinancesoftwarereviews.com/ynab-4-review/ Geochick got me thinking about it as well.

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  5. Quitting nursing added back 5 pounds for me. All of you who said I was looking a bit gaunt in the face will be happy to see some cheeks back on me! Damn weaning. 😉

    You’ll do great… It’s spring and that’s motivation enough!

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    1. True that. 🙂

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  6. I hope you’ll keep updating about your budgeting process. I’m always interested to see how other families do it. I like Dave Ramsey’s steps idea but haven’t tried the app. I’ve tried Mint but the whole process makes me so anxious. We do a general budget for monthly/quarterly/yearly expenses and are paying off debt (just student loans at this point) but not saving nearly enough. Anyway…
    Good luck on your goals for this month!

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    1. So far I’m not loving Dave Ramsey’s program (I love his process, just no his app) – I think we will switch to YNAB. I’ll write more about it once we’ve tried it out for a cpl months.

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  7. […] 21 Day Fix Challenge started yesterday, and so far so good! I’m loving the food and getting a hang of the prep […]

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