Tuesday, February 8, 2011

Time to get my buns in gear...

Sooooo.... After several months of NOT exercising (or blogging about it) I decided it's time to get moving again. My third pregnancy is officially over and even though I gained 43 pounds (behold my giant torpedo belly)

It was worth it to meet this little guy. Say Hello to Mr. Adorable.

He got here almost 4 weeks ago and I have to say, adjusting to 3 kids has been a kick in the pants! There is NEVER any down time. Okay, that's a lie since obviously there's time for me to be blogging right now. But that's only because the girls are plugged into a t.v. show and the baby is sleeping. (Oh and Taber is on paternity leave so yeah, I've got some back up) Seriously though, 3 kids feels like a lot more than 2. Good thing they are so cute.

Back to exercising. Like I mentioned before, I gained 43 lbs with baby Cam, topping the scales at 173 (which is a lot for my 5 ft 2 frame) 4 weeks later I'm down to 156, so 17 lbs down and about 30 more to go. (I'd love to get back to 126ish but I'd be happy to see 130 again)

With the girls I joined Weightwatchers to drop the baby weight since they have a program for nursing mothers. It worked great and I lost all the weight both times by about 4-5 months postpartum. So I'm sticking with what works and will attend my first WW meeting tomorrow night. I'm really excited to get back into good eating habits and eventually back into my regular clothes! (which I know won't be for awhile but still, something to look forward too.)

The only set back is that I've been diagnosed with plantar fasciitis in my left foot. I went to a podiatrist and he says that the rapid weight gain from my pregnancy put a lot of pressure on my foot. On top of that my ligaments were already really lose because of pregnancy hormones and I never wore supportive shoes because the last thing I wanted to do was bend over my giant belly and tie my shoelaces, so all of that combined to produce this major BUMMER of an injury. The doctor says I can't even WALK on the treadmill, let alone run until we get it under control.

Soooo, that has been lame, because I'm feeling great and like I could definitely start walking again and maybe even jog but that's not going to happen for awhile. So my plan is to focus on eating healthy and focus on strength training things like push ups and arm bands and low key pilates videos to get some tone back in my muscles. It's going to be a long journey back to fitness, especially with my foot issues, but I will get back.


  1. Heck YEAH you'll get back! Bust your butt with WW and you'll be ready to run in no time! Good luck dude!

  2. Cam is a handsome little fella and I love the shot with his big sistas! I have two plantar's warts on my foot right on impact points and they've been there for awhile and don't bother me much. Not sure if that is what you have. Anyway, Rachel recently got us hooked up with the DoTerra essential oils and there is one in particular that when applied directly is supposed to help so I'm trying that. I'll let you know how it goes.

    Starting with healthy eating will go a long way though and once you get back to walking > jogging > running I'm sure you'll be back to your super fit self in no time.

    Congrats and enjoy that little munchkin...they grow from baby to toddler too fast it seems.

  3. Go easy on yourself lady! :) You look great (even with the 43 lbs) and it will come off. (Mine took way longer than 4 months so I am impressed w you)
    My mom-in-law has major foot issues and uses a stationary bike. Not the same I know, but since you are all cold up there in the Northeast you could set it up in front of Seasame street and read while your girls. I think this is the brand she has http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=stationary+exercise+bikes&hl=en&client=firefox-a&hs=P2c&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official&prmd=ivns&biw=1108&bih=817&um=1&ie=UTF-8&cid=1390909667911330307&ei=ItBRTbGVEIS6sQPTrqTdBg&sa=X&oi=product_catalog_result&ct=result&resnum=2&ved=0CGIQ8wIwAQ#
    Sorry totally ridiculous link. Best of luck and your baby boy is adorable!

  4. Cam is very sweet. Congrats! I'm just getting back into things after baby (only my 2nd pregnancy tho') and it's tough. We'll get there though, right?

  5. You are so inspiring! I have so much weight to loose and I haven't even had 1 baby!You look great and help me to remember to keep my life in perspective. I love reading all the stuff you're up to you're an amazing writer! Congrats on your new cutie pie :o)

  6. It always takes me at least a year to get back to pre-baby weight!
    My sister had plantar fascitis. If it makes you feel any better, she took the time off she needed to and is now running with no problems (and she's never been a runner until a few months ago).