I have been finding so many neat things on Pinterest, I have been inspired to share something weekly. Jill over at BabyRabies.com has been doing something similar, and I absolutely love reading her Pinterest posts.
This week I am focusing mine on weight loss and getting back into shape after having Addison. Since the last post I wrote about my postpartum body, I have been cleared for exercise, and gotten back to my baseline weight that I was before getting pregnant with Addison.
I haven’t really done anything more than eating a little bit better, and breastfeeding Addie. That’s it… and it helped melt all the baby weight off, although I didn’t gain a ton with her either.
My first bit of inspiration was:
This is exactly where I am and where I want to be… and when I came across it, I found myself completely inspired. I am 136 pounds right now, and I want to be back to my pre-kids weight which is 110-115 pounds. While I am not exactly sure how tall the woman in the photograph is… this is a target weight for my height. While I am not unhealthy I am considered “overweight” for my height at 136 pounds.
My second pin for this week is:
This is how I am going to kick off my work out. Along with a 10 minute run at least 3-4 times a week. On the days I do not complete this work out, my alternative is a Zumba class with one of my girlfriends. I know realistically I cannot work out every day, or even more than the 3-4 times a week with the kids, and my schedule. But this is a healthy work out, not obsessive, and I am not going to over do it! Plus… 3-4 times is better than 0 times!
Then there is portion distortion which most of us already know about!
Americans are becoming increasingly obese because of portion sizes and unhealthy choices. Just by getting back to the plate sizes we should be eating… it can be a great start.
Oh, and the last pin I wanted to share is interactive so I have to actually link the website that it goes to also
This actually links up to this amazing website. On the site, you can click on the interactive body, and it will give you a list of tons of exercises you can do that will focus on that specific area. When I first checked it out, I clicked on the stomach, because of course after 3 kids, and 3 c-sections I want to do anything I can to tone back up, and try to minimize the c-section pooch I have that I already know I may never get rid of… I got a list of pages of different things I can do to tone the stomach area up. From leg lifts to different water aerobic exercises I can do in the pool this summer.
For anyone who wants to lose weight, or focus on a specific area… this is the ticket!
I hope you enjoy my pins this week, and you find them helpful!