Friday, August 26, 2011

Time to get serious!

TGIF friends!!

I know what you’re thinking “Darci we haven’t heard from you in 22 days, this sporadic blogging needs to stop.” I couldn’t agree with you more! Winking smile I’m not one to make excuses…well ok maybe once in a while! So here’s my “reasons” for being MIA!

  1. Our computer doesn’t work. Obviously that makes it hard to blog! (we have a loaner right now, for a few days)
  2. And I’ve been soaking up all the time I can with my sweet baby girl! My maternity leave is quickly coming to an end. Sad smile

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Those are pretty legit…right?!?! I’d say at least the 2nd one! To think I only have a week and half of maternity leave just makes me so sad.

Ok…back to the reason for my post! Anyone see my tweet this morning?

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In preparation for going back to work I raided my closet to see what fit for work attire. (Honestly I was hoping nothing would fit and I just wouldn’t have to go to work. Ha!) j/k Out of 22 pairs of dress pants and 7 pairs of jeans, only 5 fit. (I know that is a lot of pants, but it is a mix of 2 sizes and I LOVE to shop! Winking smile)

At first I was really depressed, but gotta look on the bright side. At least I have a pair for each day! For real though, it was hard trying on pair after pair and having little luck.  DSC00667

Another thing I’m trying to keep in mind is that it took me 9 months to put on these pounds. They aren’t going to come off overnight. I’ve read it can take anywhere from  6 months to a year to lose your baby weight.

But it was a good swift quick in the rear to get me serious again. When I posted on August 4th I talked about starting to workout and eating well. I have worked out…not consistently though. To date I have completed the first 2 weeks of C25K. If you do the math you will see it took me 3 weeks to do that. It’s time to get serious!

As far as eating, I’m doing fairly well about getting fruits and vegetables. But…I’m also pretty good about eating ice cream & other empty calories! It’s time to get serious!

So here is my clear cut plan:

  • Workout 5 days/week – 3 days of C25K & 2 days of other options such as workout DVDs, weights, cardio, etc
  • Track eats & eliminate empty calorie sweets

Two tasks, seems easy enough! Winking smile If only it were! But I’m ready for the challenge. It’s time to get serious!!

No better time to start than this morning! For breakfast I made an egg burrito with 2 eggs, salsa, 2% shredded cheddar, and a ww tortilla! Paired with a banana it’s a nutritious breakfast!DSC00666

So my friends I’m asking you to keep me accountable! I’ve buckled down and lost weight in the past, I can do it again! It’s time to get serious!

PS If you are wanting more baby updates, hop on over to our family blog to see the latest of Adelyn! Sunday she turned 2 months! Hard to believe!

7 comments:

Heidi said...

You can do it Darci. Must be something in the air right now. I've recently had an eye opener and am getting downright serious. Starting a challenge Sept 1, but already working on it now.

Can't believe what a short maternity leave you guys have. When I had my kids it was 6 months, but they have increased it to a full year now.

Alissa (A Journey to Thin) said...

You can do this!!

blackhuff said...

Sorry to hear that the computer is broken and that your maternity leave is getting less and less :(
Thanks for sharing your family blog address. So cute to read about your family.

Baby Weight and Beyond said...

You can do this Darci! I am also trying (again...) to refocus! Good luck heading back to work!

Syl said...

With my boys I had a year of maternity leave with each of them. After my first it was so hard to go back to work.. I am thinking of you Darcie, that is never easy.
And also wanted to say be kind to yourself Darcie, it doesn't happen over night, give your body time to heal and it will come off. You can do this, I know you can!

hcg said...

wow great i have read many articles about this topic and everytime i learn something new i dont think it will ever stop always new info , Thanks for all of your hard work!

Mama Bear June said...

Love, love, love the photo! I'm just now getting back to blogging. Congrats on the baby and for losing most of the baby weight!

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