Let’s keep it real – I need to lose some serious weight. By serious, I mean that I’m not looking to lose that “last ten pounds” so I can fit into my clothes better. I need to lose at least 50 pounds, but 60 would be ideal. It’s crazy, because my family and friends would say, “no way!” I know how much I weigh, and I know what weight I feel most comfortable at. I was diagnosed with chronic hypertension after giving birth to my first son, five years ago. I couldn’t believe it. Yes, I was overweight – but I had just given birth! Yes, I have a family history of heart disease and hypertension – but I was still in my 20’s! There were a lot of “buts” filling my thoughts. It just didn’t seem fair at the time. It was my reality though. I know that my hypertension is partly due to excess weight and partly due to stress. I use meditation techniques (which I will discuss later) and pray in order to relieve some of the stress in my life; however, life happens, and various stressors present themselves on the regular. So here I am: I gave birth to my third and final child this spring, and I have a large amount of weight to lose. I’ve never been one to back down from a challenge, and this is my life, right? So let’s get it!!!
My last post discussed the new diet regimen that I will follow starting October 1st. On a weekly basis (at the very least), I will provide an update on my progress and any tips that I discover. Please feel free to do the same!
I’m honestly not sure how I will tackle my weight loss journey this time around. When I lost weight after my second pregnancy, I worked out either before work or during my lunch break. On the weekend, I did Taebo. This worked pretty well, as long as I ate right.
This time, I am nursing (go me!), so I use my lunch time by going to pump during the day. I will have to wake up earlier so I can work out at home. I’m not good about working out at night – it just doesn’t suit me. In the coming days, I will need to come up with a plan.