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Happy Tuesday everyone! Well, my health & fitness progress has been a bit all over the board during the first half of December. That seems to happen around the holidays, eh? 🙂 Overall I’ve been keeping up with my workouts 5/7 days at least, and I’m usually making better food & alcohol choices, so I’m going to […]

WWW – January 2015 Goals

I won’t call these New Year’s Resolutions, because really, this is just another month in my journey to live a healthier life. With that being said, Harvey is turning one on Monday (how in the world is that possible?!), and I AM ready to step it up and feel great in my body again, so […]

WWW – 2014 Year End Recap

I hope to find the time tomorrow to write a post about what 2014 has meant to me on a much larger scale than fitness, but since this started as a weight loss blog just over 5 years ago, I figured it was as good a time as any to write my traditional Weekly Wednesday […]

WWW – Kids Edition

So I honestly had no intentions of writing a post today because I’m pretty much in a holding pattern in the high 150s for now, and that’s pretty boring to write about. 🙂 Then this morning, Stella was digging through the closet in the guest bedroom for a toy and found my yoga mat. She […]

MILF Challenge Wrap Up – 9 Months Postpartum

Well, I’ve finished my 6 week workout challenge to myself, and overall I’m pretty happy with how I did. Progress, not perfection, right? 😉 Here were my goals: Keep tracking my food on MyFitnessPal at least 6 days a week. (85% of the time) I tracked 27/42 – 64% of the time (plus some half days where […]

WWW – DietBet results

Remember my post about Putting My Money Where the Scale Is? I’d call that a mixed bag of a challenge for me. My thoughts… It was motivating to spend $35 and want to win my money back and then some. Apparently 1/3 of people “win” challenges on average. I really wanted to be one of those people. […]

WWW – Post Vacation Check-In

I knew that traveling with my husband to his childhood stomping grounds would mean a weekend that REVOLVED around food, but I think I underestimated just how strong those childhood memories and food associations were! Fresh made fudge at The Fudgery (where his grandma used to take him as a kid and he actually recognized the worker […]

WWW Check-In: 8.5 Months Postpartum

Well, I’m 2 weeks 1 day into my 4 week DietBet weight loss challenge and 3.5 weeks into my 6 week MILF workout challenge, and things aren’t looking so hot for me to hit my weight loss goal. It’s possible, but not probable. Starting Weight: 160.4 Current Weight: 157.4 Goal Weight: 154.0 Yes, it looks like I’m almost […]

WWW…er…Another MILF Post?

I might be going back to WWW instead of MILF (Weekly Wednesday Weigh-Ins vs. Mom in Love with Fitness) for the titles of these posts. I dunno. Thoughts? I just have a hard time wrapping my mind around the new MILF acronym instead of the old one. 🙂 ***** At any rate, I just wanted […]

Putting My Money where the Scale is

I feel like my posts are jumping all over the place lately, but I suppose that’s because my life is a little busy, a little nuts, a lot happy, and a little sad… and my writing reflects that. At any rate, thanks for sticking with me through the ups and downs. 10 days in, I’m […]

MILF Check-In: 7.5 Months Postpartum

Well, somehow I got off schedule from writing my monthly fitness updates, but I’m happy to report that I’m still at it and seeing results on the scale! I started both pregnancies at 161# (I’m 5’8″ tall), and I saw 156.6# on the scale this morning! My goal is to get down to 150#, and I’m […]

MILF Check-In: 6.5 Months Postpartum

On a whim this morning I decided to change the name of my weight loss/fitness check-in posts. For nearly 5 years I’ve called them WWW (Weekly Wednesday Weigh-ins), but I rarely write these on Wednesdays anymore, and I want the focus to be more on total body fitness than just weight and weight loss, so […]

Weight Loss Check-In: 6 Months Postpartum

May 1, 2013: 161# – 4w pregnant January 12: 181.2# – 40w4d pregnant January 15: 166.5# – 3d postpartum February 12: 163.9# – 1m postpartum March 12: 162.3# – 2m postpartum March 15: My SIL died. I eat & drink my way through grief. April 12: 167.0# – 3m postpartum May 12: 168.3#​ – 4m postpartum June 12: […]

WWW – 5 Months Postpartum

Phew, how has another month already passed us by? It’s a great reminder when it comes to physical health and fitness that time will pass us by whether we are making healthy decisions or not, and we might as well keep inching our way towards our goals instead of away from them. May 1, 2013: […]

WWW – Upping My Step Count

Okay, I know I said I was focusing on nutrition more than exercise this month, but so far it’s been a little bit the opposite. My daily average step count has gone from 3,000 to 9,000. That’s a big change! I even had a 20k step day last weekend, which crushed my previous record of […]

WWW – Back on Track

In the past 9 days I’ve gone from 168.3# to 163.6# – other than immediately postpartum, I’ve never dropped weight that quickly, especially when I’m still eating close to 2,000 calories per day. I assume I was just super bloated, but it sure is nice to see some immediate results to keep me motivated! It’s […]

WWW – 4 Months Postpartum

Well, I meant to write this post earlier this week, but I didn’t…probably because it sucks to check in and admit you haven’t done a damn thing differently in the past month. Here’s the deal – I worked really hard during my pregnancy to be fit & healthy. I gained 20# by 40w4d and felt […]

WWW – Eating & Drinking My Way Through Grief

Well, my last check-in was on March 12th at 2 months postpartum. I was down to 162.3# that day (161# was my pre-pregnancy weight) and feeling pretty good about my progress. When Jaime died on the 15th, everything sort of went out the window. We were in a fog for days, and literally every day since […]

WWW – 2 Months Postpartum

Here we are already 2 months postpartum. How is time flying by so quickly? This was a crazy week of running errands and preparing for my return to work this past Monday, but I still worked out 5 days. Sometimes it was with a baby strapped to me or pushing a toddler in a stroller, […]

WWW – 7 Weeks PP – Multitasking

So this week has been all about multitasking and figuring out how to get a workout done even when I have 2 little kids to take care of and things to do. Next Monday I’ll be back at work (though thankfully only part time the first 3 weeks), and it’s only going to get harder […]

WWW – 6 Weeks Postpartum

Over the past 4 weeks of weighing myself on Wednesday mornings, my weight has stayed put around the 163.6-163.9 mark. It makes sense things aren’t moving since I’m not actually trying to lose weight right now, but it’s still frustrating to have seen really no change from 2 weeks to 6 weeks postpartum. It’s so […]

WWW – The Bar Code Scanner

Okay, so in my decade+ of calorie counting (off and on) and five years of using MFP, how in the world have I never utilized the bar code scanner?! My Mom & sisters and I are writing daily emails to each other to keep ourselves accountable on this fitness journey, and in one of them my […]

They’re Always Watching

I have definitely felt lately like we’re at the height of the imitation phase with Stella. Everything I do, she wants to do, and I realized today that extends to working out (DUH, right?). I had planned on doing Day 2 of the 30 Day Shred during nap time (have I mentioned yet that my […]

Weekly Wednesday Weigh-In: 1 Month Postpartum

FYI, for those of you who would rather read about my cute kid’s 1 month weight check instead of mine, you can read it over here. 🙂 ***** I had an entire post written up for this a few days ago, but I ended up pretty much scrapping it and starting over this morning because […]