Sunday, January 24, 2010

Back to the gym that is

I just recently joined a gym in my hometown, called Fuel Fitness. It's a step in the direction for me to get healthy again. I have been lucky to not have too many problems with weight, but having overall health is so important. My daughter will grow up knowing that exercise should be a part of her daily life too. I also wanted to get back into lean shape to see if I could get my 'old' body back.

It's been nearly two years since my daughter was born. I was a healthy 135 lbs. I ran nearly everyday and worked out in a gym at the country club (when I lived in Fort Smith). I was a machine and I loved it! I watched what I ate and tried to eat healthy and say no to sweets and drinks. The day I went into the hospital to give birth to my daughter, I weighed in at a whopping 180 lbs! No joke people. I packed it on. I enjoyed every bite too! After I had Franci, I dropped 20 lbs. immediately. She was a healthy 8 lb. 7 0z. baby!! I struggled with eating lots of calories to keep my milk going. Didn't know that was important did you? I could have shed off all the weight but I was advised to keep eating to keep my calories for breastfeeding. So when all was said and done, I ended up weighing in at 145 lbs. I wasn't too satisfied with that.

To share reality, I had gained a lot of my baby weight in my booty and thighs. The only trace of being pregnant I have are the stretch marks on my upper booty. It is hidden with a swim suit and they are light. I'm lucky. Oh and I almost forgot, I have NO boobs! I didn't have much to start with but I don't any now! I think I can owe the 'no boob' thing to working out.

So here I am, back in the gym and the preliminary results are in. I weigh in at 128 lbs. with 20% body fat. I'm down to an ideal range of weight and I'm ready to start the transformation. I have a great trainer who shows me no mercy! He pushes me with each session. It's become a sick thing, but the more pain I feel the happier I am. As we all know, if you have pain in your muscles then you're doing something right.

I'm trying to achieve a lean, cut body. I think I can thank my workouts for the loss of my boobs! That is another topic I'm sure I'll talk about soon enough. For now, I am pretty excited and dedicated to this new thing. I don't know if I'm going overboard, but I figure why not?

I have posted a few pics of what I hope to get to. I'm pretty realistic with some things and I know that I won't achieve these looks exactly. I will be posting pics of my 'before' body soon so keep on the look out.


sugarmouse said...

hope you're well on your way to being all lean and fit and chiseled! would be awesome to see pics :D :D