Wednesday, June 24, 2015

Work it Wednesday: Week 3

So glad we're halfway through this week for multiple reasons. The biggest one is that Steven is out of town all week, so I'm alone with the boys (we have family and friends who have been helping out some) until Saturday. So far we are managing. I was even able to get a shower during naps today (and am hopefully going to finish this post before Caffrey wakes up again), although of course he woke up as soon as I got started on this!

The other reason I'm happy that it's Wednesday is because that means it's time to link up with Katie again to share about my fitness goals and progress. I'm so glad she started this even though I still haven't been able to do much.

This week, I feel like I have definite victories and things to work on. I'm going to start with the victories because, well, why not?

We had family pictures taken last week, and I was able to feel pretty comfortable for the most part. Does it show that I have a belly? Yes, in at least some of the pictures. But who doesn't three weeks after delivery? I was so happy with the pics, and I think I may actually get this one framed!

My other discovery is actually a two part victory centered around clothing. I've been slowly trying on my regular clothes to see what I can manage to squeeze into and what needs to hold off for a while. Sunday was National Wear Your Lilly Day (I'm a big fan), and I wanted to try it out. I was actually able to completely zip my Lilly dress that I bought last summer as a gift to me when I was at my smallest! I didn't end up wearing it because (1.) it was pretty tight and would have been uncomfortable quick, and (2.) I was scared of busting the zipper or stretching it and ruining the dress. But still. I was pretty pumped! Then on Monday, I was able to button and zip my stretchy jean capris! There is some definite muffin top action, but I'm so glad I can stop tugging at my maternity capris. The trade off is worth it!

Okay, so here is what I need to work on:
  1. Relax. I'm chomping at the bit to get back into the gym, and it's driving me even more crazy that I really can't even get out of the house for walks right now because it's either too hot or Keagan wouldn't be able to keep up with me to do much of anything. In some ways, I think it's good that I'm so ready to get back, but I also have been tempted multiple times to push it farther than I probably should. Let's just say I can't wait to get the doctor's okay in less than two weeks. I may cry if she says I need to wait longer, though...
  2. Cut back on the sweets. This is a never-ending battle for me. It hasn't been any easier with all of the family in town until last Friday and then all the meals we were brought along with yummy desserts. Yesterday I ate two slices of chocolate pie because "I wanted to get rid of it". I do need to get it out of my house, but maybe not all at once.
  3. Start "measuring" progress. I've said it before. I feel so awkward taking selfies, especially fitness ones. But I want to be able to look back and see how far I've come. It's already honestly not that bad (although yay for elastic waist!), but I can't wait to compare these pics to ones after I get back to the gym!

What are you doing to stay fit this summer? Go join the link-up!


  1. You look fantastic!!!! I love that we can support each other in this postpartum journey!!

  2. I love your honesty and your desire to get back to working out. You'll get there...enjoy the journey in the meantime :)