I don’t have an excuse any more. Athena is almost two years old and the extra weight that I gained during pregnancy is still holding on. Before I was pregnant, I felt good about myself, regardless of what I was wearing and I maintained an active, healthy lifestyle. I never looked at a scale because it was a non-issue and buying clothes was fun. Wow! How things have changed. I need a motivator, something to make being active fun. I go out for walks with Athena but she’s walking herself now so the distance covered has gone down drastically. Darren mentioned that he was ordering a Fitbit and the more I thought about it, I realized it was exactly what I had in mind so I asked for the Fitbit One for review. The Fitbit One tracks steps, distance, calories burned, and stairs climbed. Come nightfall, it measures sleep quality and wakes you in the morning. The One motivates me to reach my goals by encouraging greater fitness in my life 24 hours a day. Continue reading
Depending on which way I look at it, it’s extremely close or extremely far way.
I leave for Fiji in 32 days! Fiji is a dream location; blessed with 333 magnificent islands, some inhabited, most not, Fiji is a tropical paradise. White sandy beaches, swaying coconut trees, pristine oceanfront, and a range of things to do and see that appeal to every traveler… I can visualize it now. Why is time standing still? Continue reading
During my pregnancy, I gained 61 pounds! Most people, usually ones that haven’t had children, will shake their head in awe at that number. I did myself. When I read Belly Laughs: The Naked Truth about Pregnancy, during my first trimester, I was wide-eyed to read that Jenny McCarthy, a celebrity, gained 60 pounds during her pregnancy. I judged her and thought it would never happen to me. I assumed that I was going to exercise and stay in shape regardless of being pregnant, but the reality was much different. Now, 6 months after delivering the most beautiful baby I’ve ever seen, I need to find motivation and encouragement to lose the Baby 60. Continue reading
With only a few items left on this year’s bucket list, it’s completely conceivable that I will finish the entire list. The most daunting task is number 9 – “Lose the baby weight”. I’m still 18 pounds away from my original weight so I need to kick it up a notch if I’m going to make it happen. Each year, I spend hours planning out the list, making it difficult but not impossible. If I can pilot a helicopter, deliver a baby, and fly a jetpack, I can lose 18 pounds by the end of December. The plan: continue with Pilates and add 30 minutes of jogging to my daily routine. Equally intimidating is the constant clothing size change as I transition back to my normal weight, but I found a good solution. Feel Fit Wear offers women’s workout shorts with CompressionFlex technology so they fit my current size, but will adjust as I lose weight. I’ve already had to buy new clothes for each part of the pregnancy. Now, I’ve found a pair of shorts that I can wear throughout the stages of weight loss and I can finally get out of my pregnancy shorts. Bucket list item number nine, be prepared to be scratched off of my list. Continue reading
Each year, I create a bucket list; there are way too many things I want to accomplish in my life to create just one never-ending, overwhelming list. By writing a new list every year, I have more direction and motivation to implement my perfect life. I spend hours envisioning what I want to accomplish, what’s possible, and what’s maybe a little impossible, and then I find ways to make it happen. Not everyone has a bucket list, but we all have things we want to accomplish this year. Stop! Take two minutes to write down 5 things you want to accomplish before the end of 2012. Now, share them in a comment below! If it is written, you can make it happen! We can all have our dreams come true! Share them with me, share them with others, and watch them happen. Continue reading