Back at it!

So this is embarrassing, I have abandoned my blog since October 2012? WOW where has the time gone? Let me tell you…

August

  • My husband and I started the house hunting process

September 

  • We purchased our first home! As exciting as it was, boy did I underestimate what a process it was going to be.
  • This same month we went to San Diego for a wedding for 5 days
  • Once we returned the moving process went quick!

October-December

  • The holidays just zoomed right by me, with family in and out of town
  • We hosted our first Christmas, which was an incredible feeling and the time when owning a house felt more real.

January

  • The best and most amazing thing happened to my husband and I. We found out I was PREGNANT!
  • We were starting out the New Year with a little bundle of joy growing strong!
  • Finally the most important aspect/goal on my bucket list is happening.
  • The reason why I trained so insane, wasn’t to achieve a specific look, but to make sure my heart was strong enough to have a baby, to share in the joys and inevitable hardships parents face, I feel beyond blessed that God has trusted us with a life to care for, and that he has made me stronger to be able to deliver a happy, healthy child.

February

  • We had our first ultrasound; our doctor said we have a happy baby on the way, with a strong heart beat!
  • It was the best feeling ever!

It’s been a whirlwind of excitement and emotions these last few months for my family. My husband and I are feeling incredibly blessed, I can’t wait to share this journey with you all.

This picture pretty much sums it all up...I've never felt so complete!

This picture pretty much sums it all up…I’ve never felt so complete!

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Basics

When I first started my weightloss journey I was ridiculously WEAK! My first training session I did one set of walking lunges, and my legs gave out on me. I mean completely done! It was then I realized I had a long way to go. I knew I needed to start, but I had to start slow. Here are a few tips that helped me build some momentum.

  • I kept track of my calories by using MyFitnessPal. It’s most important to discover what calorie range you need to maintain energy while creating a caloric deficit to lose weight. Remember, it’s better to eat a little bit more, than under eat and put your body in starvation mode. Everything you do in the gym will be a waste if you aren’t eating right!
  • Weight train! Don’t be scared to lift heavier than you thought you can imagine just know your limit, and make sure you are with a spotter! Building muscle helps you burn calories even after you workout!
  • Drink lots of water! I drink about 1.5-2.0 gallons a day.
  • I started doing 20 minutes of intense cardio in the morning, and 40 minutes at night. I’m currently doing 45 minutes of cardio in the AM, and 40 minutes on the stair climber at night 4 days a week, 25 minutes of interval training, with a 15 minute cool down 2 days.

FELT LIKE THIS

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But I probably looked more like Phoebe from FRIENDS HAHA!
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Most importantly, take your time. Everyone has to start somewhere. You didn’t put 30 lbs of weight on overnight, it will not come off overnight either!