Sunday, June 3, 2012

Bye-Bye Baby Weight!

    Alright, so Eli is 16 months old now.... I think it's about time to say goodbye to the extra weight I've been carrying around after giving birth twice. I managed to lose the weight between Sophia and Eli, but with diet only. I've never been into working out unless it was through a sport, and now that I have four little ones here to take care of I don't have very many options as far as working out goes. We don't have room in our house for fancy workout equipment, and if i wanted to go for a run I would need a quadruple stroller!! And since I'm not good at coming up with my own workouts, that pretty much leaves me with home video programs. I've always wanted to try out P90X, but I just never felt like I was ready for that. I tried it out once and just got frustrated because I couldn't do any of the moves; you see, I don't like to do things I'm not good at :) [just being honest]. But a friend of mine was telling me about how she got back into shape with another Beachbody program called Slim in 6. It's a 6 week program geared more towards people getting back into shape, where I felt like P90X was geared more towards people who were in pretty good shape, but wanted to tone up or get stronger. So we started doing SI6 together 6 days a week, and we're 3 weeks in already. I feel great and I'm amazed at the results I'm already seeing in just 21 days! I will be moving on to P90X once I'm through with this workout, I think I'll be strong enough to not get discouraged this time around. I've been taking pictures to have before and after shots, but I'm not ready to show them yet.... they show my bare stomach and I need to have an awesome after picture before I'll dare to show the before picture on the internet LOL, but here are a couple of me that I'm comfortable sharing.

       Before: 143 lbs                        Day 20 of SI6: 135 lbs

I plan on blogging throughout my fitness journey. I want to prove to all the moms out there (including myself) that it IS possible to get your body back after babies. Wish me luck!! :) 


  1. You look fabulous! I, too, was able to drop the lbs between giving birth to 2 babies and am working on dropping them again now that Hunter is here. Another good workout is 30 Day Shred because it's only 30 minutes/day, but it works on toning and strengthening. There were a few p90x DVDs (the yoga in particular) that were just too long for me to get into. An hour and a half is just too much sometimes! I loved the cardio, plyometrics, and the abs ones though! Good luck and I can't wait to see your before and after pictures!