A bunch of other girls and mamas are doing Jillian Michaels' 30 Day Shred workouts for the month of June and I am joining up because I need the motivation!
I was in pretty good shape for most of my life with participating in competition dance in high school and lots of gym trips/hot yoga post college. It always felt good to workout and I enjoyed eating well (I know, that is weird right?) When I got pregnant I was actually in really good shape having just completed my first half marathon. I managed to stay active during my pregnancy, which I think helped me drop the baby weight fairly fast. I am not looking to lose any weight actually, but I have NO muscles! With nursing I could pretty much eat anything I wanted and not gain weight, but it has been really hard to fit in a consistent workout routine with working part time and raising Miss Lily.
Just like a lot of moms my body has changed and things are just a bit softer than they use to be. I am nursing less now and need to start watching what I eat and exercising, it is time to take my body back!
Part of this challenge includes posting some before pictures. I took these last night with my macbook camera since Ryan was putting Lily to bed and we don't have a full length mirror. Please excuse the grainy photos and the scrub appearance, I just finished day 1 of my workout!
As if posting these awkward pictures weren't embarrassing enough, we are measuring ourselves and disclosing our starting points! I do like that we are going off of how our body shape changes and not a weight number, but still, these are now out in the world for my family, friends, strangers, even coworkers to see.
Ok, here I go!
- each arm (thickest part): R 10.5 L 10.5
- each thigh (thickest part): R 24 L 24
- upper waist (smallest): 29.5
- lower waist (at your belly button): 35
- your hips (biggest part): 38
The first workout went well. I didn't have any hand weights so I will pick some up tonight. I am a bit disappointed because I thought it was a different workout each day, but it will be nice to be able to up the intensity. We will be checking in with each other every Thursday, so wish me luck!
I'll be back soon to tell you all about Lily's fabulous flower girl adventures!