Monday, August 29, 2011

On a Mission Monday!

My mission, should I choose to accept it, is to stop whining about this baby weight and start shedding it! That's right, I am saying goodbye to the maternity jeans I am still rocking and hello to my workout clothes. Today was step one, actually get my butt in a gym and drop some major sweat!

In actuality, I dropped some sweat, not a major amount, but baby steps is my anthem! My sister and I did some machine hopping, checking out the rowing machine, cycling room, treadmill, and the elliptical. The bike felt the best as far as not hurting me. My pelvic bone and back definitely haven't healed all the way and my pride took some hits as I struggled not to up my intensity on the treadmill especially. I know I have to be smart, so when the pain came, I backed off. Still, it was hard not to match what my sister was doing. Baby steps.

Overall, it felt great to burn some calories without the assistance of my boobs (breastfeeding) and to start working towards my goal. My docket is lined up with workouts now. Tomorrow is my very first Zumba class. Anyone taken one, any advice? Then Wednesday I will be hopping in the pool with the old ladies for a Hydroworks class. Hopefully, between the workouts and my resolve to eat better, this weight will start to come off.
My Belly will not be exposed!
So every Monday will be my weigh in day. I plan to have you all keep me accountable and judge me if I am not dropping weight. My starting weight is 160. Goal weight is 125. I don't have a timeline yet, but in an ideal world I would love to drop 2 lbs a week. Don't know if I have it in me though. If anyone else is on a weight loss mission, I encourage you to tell me your story and check in with how you are doing. I love being motivated by others! I can't decide if I should post pictures or not, don't know if my pride can take that much.

And here is your dose of Riley! Oh and for some reason I can't leave comments on some blogs, including you Julie, does anyone know why? So don't think I don't love you, I just can't tell you!
Ok, you can kinda tell how big I am in that picture!


P said...

Awww, what a cutie-pie! I teach Zumba where I work and it's harder than you think - you'll definitely get a major sweat! Have fun!

(Just) Trying is for Little Girls said...

We had problems commenting awhile ago, it had to do with blogs being set up with embedded comments and using a certain browser...could that be it?

Man, if you can plan to lose 35 lbs, surely I can get rid of 10, right? You inspire me.

Also, your baby is so and I like the rowing machine too:)

Teamarcia said...

Yay for the mission and for Zumba (never tried it though)! Wow is Riley a cutie!

Leah @ Chasing Atalanta said...

I bet this mission will be a lot easier than you think it will be. Once you get into the swing of things the weight will just melt off, way quicker than 2 lbs a week. Just my hunch.

I've never done Zumba but I think the official Zumba pants, with those tassel things, are cute. They remind me of pants I used to wear to raves!