Hard Work Pays Off (Georgia)

Previous entries here, here and here.

Hello there ladies. I wanted to share my update. I have a few others on here. Although I said I wasnt going to have another post until 1 year postpartum, I thought it was time. I am 10 months PP. Total I have lost 50 pounds. I work out 3 days a week, usually using Lindsay Brins post natal bootcamp or Jillian Michaels 3o day shred. I was eating 1200 calories a day, in 5 small meals. Now I eat 1500-1800 to maintain my weight. If you have some baby weight still, remember it took 9 months to put it on. Give yourself 9 months to take it off. If you feel like you dont have time to workout or eat right, try doing it slowly. Changing your lifestyle takes a lot of time. The great thing about making such a huge change, is even though you might gorge yourself with donuts today, you can start again tomorrow. Everyone has bad days. You just have to get back up and try again.

The truth is, I am STILL not completely happy with the way I look. I even weigh 20 pounds less than I did before I even got pregnant. I dont think I will ever be completely satisfied. What woman is? I think no matter how much weight we lose, or how much our stretch marks fade.. we will never be perfectly happy. We simply have to learn to love what we have. I am still working on that. In the mean time, I try to concentrate on the good things. My adorable baby, my amazing husband, family and friends. Life is good.

My husband and I are actually planning on trying for baby #2 this year. Scary, but now that I have gone through the cycle of gaining and losing weight. I know I can handle it.

First pictures is a collage of my progress. Second is me, 10 months pp, sitting down to show my belly. Third is my son and I at 10 months. Fourth is my son 10 months.

Age: 25
1 pregnancy, 1 birth.
My son is 10 months old.

4 thoughts on “Hard Work Pays Off (Georgia)

  • Saturday, March 19, 2011 at 8:49 pm

    You look great im jealous. I’m 8 months I don’t look that good. But I also don’t workout that much since I went back 2 work. My updated post is coming up n a few weeks. Usatisfied renee.

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 3:53 pm

    I am 26 month pp and i lost the weight fast but the stretch marks still bother me….. how did u get ur stretch marks to fade so much? what type of tanning did u do? You look amazing! and congrats on ur lil boy and the amazing turn out

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011 at 6:19 pm

    Hard work DOES pay off! Thanks so much for keeping us all posted. I’ve been tracking your story from your first post and think you are just so inspiring!

  • Thursday, March 24, 2011 at 6:53 am

    Thank you all. I used bio oil through out my pregnancy and for a few months after, and then tanning also helped the stretch marks. I tan in a regular tanning bed, only because I work there though! I only go twice a week. I am glad I am inspiring someone! We are working on our second right now, kind of scary since I worked so hard to get where I am. But at least now I know with hard work I can get my body back and better looking than before.

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