Friday, August 15, 2014

And it's back up...

Welcome to another Friday Fit post!  Last week I was happy to share that I finally broke that plateau my scale was stuck at well.. After a very unmotivational start to the week the scale is back up.

I feel like women will understand my feelings a lot more then men about this past week. For 2 days all I wanted to do was eat!! Eat junk, chocolate bars, donuts, pizza and anything else you can think of. I also had no motivation to work out!  All that combined made for a horrible week fitness wise for me. 

I woke up Thursday feeling more like myself and hit the gym for a great work out.
 I had big plans for the day- workout, clean my whole house and spend some time with Beth while Madison was at camp carnival.. Well that went out the window when on the way home from the gym I got a call from the camp nurse - Madison had a fever and was complaining her throat hurt. So off we went to get her and take her to the docs where we found out she most likely has coxsackie. Joy. 

My motivation was gone again all I wanted to do was cuddle with my sick little munchkin and help her feel better.

After the girls were in bed I took 20min to myself to write down my goals for the next month, 3 months, 6 months and year! I did this in hopes of sparking that light inside and giving me the motivation to get back at it! 

Last week I shared that I am going to be competiting in a Bikini competition in April BUT today I am going to share my goals for the up coming months. These are the goals I wrote down last night and I can't wait to get back at it today!!

1 month
- focus on eating clean 
- exercising daily (with rest days)
- run a sub 35min 5k on Labor Day

3 months
- complete my first 10k
- continue eating clean
- fit back into my favorite jeans from before I got pregnant with Madison.

6 months
- still eating clean
- complete a few 5ks
- run my first half marathon 
- be happy and confident 

1 year
- maintain a healthy body weight and image
- complete 1st bikini competition maybe more
- complete 2 half marathons

These are just a few goals that I have set for the next year. You will notice I dnky mention lose weight, that's because I am going to try to not step on the scale for the next 16 days. I am going to focus on the changes my body makes through clean eating and exercising! 

What are your short and long term goals?  New moms what are your goals - walk with your little ones, eat clean, baby yoga?   

Happy Friday! 

Friday, August 8, 2014

Fit Friday

Well I am very excited because I FINALLY shattered that horrible plateau! 
2lbs gone!!!
Wooooooo .. If there was a camera in my room you would have seen my happy dance which was a lot of arms swinging and jumping up and down, and lots of "Wooo whooo"ing.

So this past week one thing that changed was my workouts.. I have incorporated more weights and most of my cardio is coming from doing HIIT! I will need to pick up my running soon to train for my races but this week I was focused on trying new things to break that plateau!
         5months postpartum baby#2

I was so excited to get my new heart rate montior - polar ft60. I was previously using the Ft4... I wanted the extra features that the ft60 comes with and so far I am loving it! It gives me that little extra motivation to push through a tough workout!!

So about that big fitness goal I mentioned last week.. I am having a hard time revealing this goal to people because 1. I am not sure how they will take it and 2. I don't care to listen to them question it. 

I have decided I will be doing a fitness competition in April (bikini division). This means over the next few months I will be training for both that and my races! 
I have a lot of work to do.. Weight to lose, muscle to gain and awhole lot of toning to be done. Strict workouts, strict diet (5 yummy meals a day :)) BUT I am prepared for the hard work and I am really looking forward to transforming my body and see what I can do! 

Wooo. Feels good to get that out.
I will post my progress on this blog as I hope to use this to keep myself accountable during this process!

What are your goals? 
Walk more? Eat cleaner? Cut out soda?Let me know in the comments!


Tuesday, August 5, 2014

5 Months!


Weight: 9lbs 9oz (as of July 18th)
Length: 22 1/4inches (from 4 month check)
Milestone: (new topic) ELIZABETH ROLLED!! She rolled from her front to her back and is so close to rolling from back to front.. she gets stuck on her side!
Also TODAY... Her first tooth cut!!! 

Sleep: Amazing! She is doing a solid 10 hours every night!!!!

Eating: Great! Her pediatrician and gastroenterologist both agreed to hold of on trying solids until 6 months because so many changes have been made to her diet already. She will be starting cereals, veggies and fruits in September. 
She has figured out how to hold her own bottle which is a blessing to us!
Diapers: She is wearing 2's! Not because she needs that size but because she is very sensitive and the 2's give her a little "breathing room".

Clothing: Still 3 months.. and 0-3 months! Anything 3-6 is massive on her! We are getting alot of use out of all the 3 month clothing!
Mood: She is a happy baby!!! She is really only fussy when she is hungry or wants to be changed!

  • Madison singing to her
  • Facing outwards to see what's going on.
  • Eating.. if she sees a bottle she gets to excited!
  • Not seeing whats happening around her.
  • When daddy leaves her.. this girl is such a daddy's girl!

Monday, August 4, 2014

God Bless Elizabeth

This weekend was a special weekend for Elizabeth as she was baptized!

 Her baptism was thrown together in 11 days.. we kept it small and it was perfect!
Elizabeth was baptized at Our Lady Of Perpetual Help church where Chris was baptized, she wore the same gown that Madison wore AND my father, 2 aunts, 1 uncle, my 2 brothers and 2 of our cousins also wore it! To make it even more special it was actually my oma's wedding dress that she made into a christening gown. All the names of the people who have worn it are stitched into the bottom. 
The priest compared it to the Stanley Cup.

 Beth's god parents are Chris' brother Pj & Chris' cousin Lindsay! 

Lindsay (Aunt Lala), Uncle Pj, Father Fernan, Chris & Kim

 Yes, that is Father Fernan feeding Elizabeth, before he blessed the beautiful diamond cross that her god parents gifted her with.

Beth, Mom & Opa

Beth & her godparents.
 I love this photo because it shows just how proud Madison is to be a big sister!

Hope you all had a fabulous weekend!

Friday, August 1, 2014

Fitness Friday

Well here we are fitness Friday round 2.. Woo! 
So quick update from last weeks post .. I have not broken that horrible weight loss plateau I was ranting about last week. 

BUT the negative stops there!
So many positive things happened this week ..
1. I added 5 push ups to my number before I need to get down on my knees to finish out the set!!
2. Shirts that I was not comfortable wearing now fit.
3. I stepped out of my cardio comfort zone and stepped on the weight floor!!

I set a very specific goal this week and I can't weight to share with you all BUT I am not ready to share it yet. I will share next week I promise!! Still have a few details to figure out :)

I'm excited that my training for my October 10k and February 10k& half marathon starts on Monday!!! 

Check back next week for my big goal reveal and I will give a little review on the running app I am using to track my miles!

Happy Friday