Friday, January 20, 2012

Firm Fridays

I am linking up with K. Law today to hopefully get some motivation to lose some weight and get in good shape! I realized at the end of the year how much I have let myself go and let things slide and it just doesn't feel good. I am not planning on dieting hardcore, just being aware of what I am eating and eating less. I am going to up my exercise because I feel so much better when I do.

I cannot believe I am going to show you these love handles, but it's the real deal, so here we go!

Starting Stats 1/6/11

Wt: 158 Goal: 140

Waist: 33 inches

Bust: 42 inches

Thigh: 23 inches

Booty: 40.5 inches

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That is scary! You will not see any love handle pictures again until they are gone. When you see pictures of me on this blog, I am usually stuffed into a Suddenly Skinny tank that is so tight I can hardly breathe and I count putting it on as a workout because it takes a lot of effort. Since this picture was taken I did do one five mile run outdoors accompanied by 32 lunges and just this morning got up at 5:30 a.m. to use the elliptical and work on my core. I don't lift arm weights, I have a set of 20-something each pounds twins for that.

Getting in shape isn't the only thing I am going to be doing to get myself back together.

1. I am going to put more effort into my overall appearance. I can't tell you how many weekends (and sometimes even workdays, yikes) I go without putting on a drop of make-up or anything other than sweats or PJs. That feels good to my laziness, bad to my self esteem so I have put an effort into looking cuter and not just putting my hair in a bun.

2. Reading. I love, I mean LOVE, to read! I have since I was in Kindy but I never do it anymore. While I was pregnant I couldn't think. People kept giving me pregnancy/child birth/child rearing books but all I wanted to do was watch Pineapple Express over and over and then once the twins were here I didn't read at all except for the week I went on a cruise with hubby. So far I have read all three of the Hunger Games books and just polished off The Night Circus. I haven't decided what is next.

3. Hubby. Spending good quality time with hubby makes things better. We went on a date Monday night and it was so nice. Having a good, solid relationship makes me feel good about myself too.

4. Half marathon! I loved training and running the half marathon I the year before IVF #1. Running is like therapy for me so I will be hopefully doing that in April. Unless of course I have a natural miracle pregnancy. So basically I'm saying I will be running a half marathon in April.

P.S. Do you like my cleanly playroom in the background? No matter what we do, it always looks like a freaking bomb has gone off in there!


  1. I could have written most of this post too. Being unemployed for so long, I hardly even bother to put on even jeans or makeup anymore. And I'm no heifer (neither are you, for sure) but I've just let it go too and there are rolls and cushion where there never were before baby. Do a good job so you can inspire me, okay?! I am so lazy and I admit it!

  2. Rock on Ashy! ( and you DO have a great rack!)
    I'm trying to loose some much too!

  3. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhht. You look a million times better than I do girl! Thanks for being my motivation: )


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