Life has been busy. Who’s isn’t? So I haven’t been able to blog much about my progress. Because I’ve been to busy kicking ass and taking names!
I reached my weightloss goal and even an extra pound. That’s 20 lbs off my pre baby weight. I did a lot of running, HIIT running in particular and some weights.
I tried to follow most of my personal commandments, but there was certainly weeks in there that I wasn’t working out 5 days a week or eating completely clean.
The last few weeks before reaching my goal I actually got a gym membership. I reached a bit of a plateau and needed a change up. Plus I was starting to fall in my workouts more and more. This was I started going 5/6 days a week again and they have childcare so I could focus an entire hour on my workout. Within a week or two I reached my goal.
Amazing feeling that is. Set a goal and achieve it. Damn it feels good. I’m getting motivated all over again just writing about it and feeling it again.
Anyways. A month ago actually I reached my goal. Then I made new goals. Are you ready? I want to become a bikini competitor. Even if it’s just once and I dont even win. As I said to my ever supportive husband, “It’s on my radar as a bucket list item now, there is no stopping me.” So my goal is to do it for my 30th birthday. Which is in about 18 months. I realize I could probably do sooner, but a few things hold my timeline out.
First and most importantly to me; breastfeeding. I am still breastfeeding and will for probably another 6 months. I’m afraid if I get my body fat that low I will loose my milk. Plus there are things such as pre workouts and things that I can not take wile breastfeeding. I will not give up that. I love it and it’s best for my baby.
Additionally, I have diastasis recti. (split abdominals). So the road to putting them back together again and then building a hot flat muscled stomach on top of it will be long.
Other then those two things, obstacles are simply check ins to remind myself how bad I want it. Or as the recently deceased Nelson Mandela said “It always seems impossible until it’s done.” I’m scared. No doubt about the fact that I’m scared I will stop, fail, loose focus or otherwise. But thats what makes it so amazing right?
When I started running, I thought a 5km run was a great task. I never imagined I would be a long distance runner. The very next year I completed my first half marathon while a very nauseous 8 weeks pregnant. I was slow, but I didn’t care. I finished that shit.
So after reaching my goal I decided to start trying working out differently. Why not do some experimenting and see how it changes my body. I did a month of barely any cardio and lots of heavy weights. It felt/feels amazing to lift heavy weights. So empowering.
After a month my results are as follows: My arm, thigh, waist and chest measurements are pretty much the same. MY weight is also the same. My butt gre by 1/2 inch. This is good. I was working on growing it. I want a booty!!!! (My husband hates that word but it’s my blog so muah ha ha ha ha) and my tummy below my waist, where my DR is grew almost an inch!!!!!!
So yeah thats not going to work. I have now gone onto my Mutu System. This lady from the UK is apparently the leading expert in DR. My problem being that its so slow and I dont feel like its working out at all. But I will try everything. I love my body. I really do. The only part that gets me is my tummy where my DR is. That small part kills me!!!!
I havent worked out in a couple weeks because of slacking in Cuba and then serious illness in the house since we’ve gotten back pretty much. Now everyone seems to be getting on the mend I will get back on it. Maybe do low weight, high rep mixed with my Mutu stuff.
Hope to update sooner then this last time!!!
I still would LOVE to hear what everyone else is doing!!!! Let’s motivate each other!!!!!
Oh and PS, if you want to see progress pictures follow me on Instagram @Bitchinhousewife