Losing the Baby Weight: 2018 Goals

It may be cliché to have major health and fitness goals for the new year, but oh well, I’m doing it. I am about to get real with you all, so please don’t judge me on the personal details I’m about to give. I just want to be real with you all and be honest about my current state and the goals that I have.

My weight has fluctuated over the past 7 years and I have struggled to stay in a healthy and feeling good place. It’s not really about the number on the scale, but it is one good indicator of where I am at. Over the years, I have found a healthy weight that I know I can maintain (if I put in some effort) is 150-160 lbs. I’ve always been heavier than my peers and have finally accepted that I don’t really care. I’m 5’2 and can accept I’ll never weigh 120 (I mean, my license from when I was 16 says 135, which we all know is a fib 😉) I weighed like 155 on my wedding day, and I think I looked pretty good!

 

So fast forward, I was 185 lbs when I got pregnant. Not my finest moment, but whatever. Then, I gained 50 lbs while pregnant. Yikes! (yes, I was walking around at 235 at the end of my pregnancy. No wonder why my back and feet hurt so bad...)

 
 

Well luckily, a ton of that weight came off in the week post-partem! I had high fluid levels and a 9.5 lb baby, so I was already down to 195 two weeks after birth! I’d be more excited if I wasn’t so heavy when I got pregnant… I still have a long way to go….

 
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I know my stomach will probably always resemble a saggy raisin, but I would like it to be a smaller one. I’d like to be able to wear jeans and some of my old clothes. I’d like to not cringe when I look at the picture I just took…


There are two motivators behind my 2018 goals:

1) I want to feel better and reduce inflammation. The aches and pains are far too real.

2) I will be thinking about kid #2 before too long and would like to start that pregnancy in a healthier state. I just think that being pregnant will be a little easier if I’m not so heavy. Starting now gives me PLENTY of time to make some real changes!

3) I really want to be able to wear my wedding rings again!


 

My goals for 2018:

  1. Consistent workout routine
    1. Workout 5-6 days per week
    2. HIIT 3-4 days per week
    3. Yoga 2 days per week
    4. Stretch 6 days per week
  2. Eat Healthy
    1. No fast food
    2. Dessert only twice per week
    3. Keep snacks healthy (i.e. real food only)
    4. Make a weekly meal plan
    5. Veggies with every meal
    6. Smoothie every day
    7. Don't buy crap at the grocery store
  3. Drink 100 oz of water each day
  4. Meditate for 10 minutes each day
  5. Lose 35 lbs
 

How will I track it?

I will be using a traveler’s notebook that I made to write down my meals and track my daily habits!

I will be making a meal plan every week (don’t worry, I’ll share it here!)

I will be giving updates on the blog and Instagram

Weekly weigh ins and measurements.


 

Who's with me? Who is going to help hold me accountable!?