Tuesday, May 1, 2012

A Beginning

Before Power90
Weight: 202 lbs.
Bust: 39" (across my breasts, around the back)
Waist: 42" (tape just under my belly button)
Hips: 43.5" (around the widest part of my butt and hips, legs and feet together)
Thigh: 26" (top of leg, acround the widest part of my thigh)
Calf: 18" (middle of my calf, around the widest part)
Arm: 13.5"
Neck: 14"

It isn't pretty, but I am taking a hard look at reality and realizing that I do not want to look like this anymore. I am sick of feeling tired (carrying around an extra 45 lbs. on my frame) and I want to keep up with my kids. Setting a good, healthy example for them is high on my list. I am really interested in losing fat and creating muscle. I want to fit into nice clothes again, and be able to comfortably wear something off the rack. This is my stomach after carrying the girls for 39 weeks and after not exercising those muscle in over a year.

These are my lovely back roles. I will let the photos speak for themselves now.

After having carrying twins for 39 weeks, and having them delivered via cesarean section, my body has gone through some changes. Between the weight gain (and partial, post-partum weight loss) and the fatigue of being a new mom, I've decided it's time to get serious about my weight loss, a whole 13 months after the birth of my girls.

I started my pregnancy overweight at 190 lbs. Two years prior, in 2009, I was at a healthy weight having gone through a weightloss program at my local gym. I think I weighed around 167 lbs. I was working full time and also completing my Master's degree. I was focused, under time constraints, and I was student teaching. My meals were planned, my time was scheduled, and I was at the gym regularly exercising with my wonderful friend Rachel. I post THESE pics to help motivate myself and to remind myself that I can get here again.

Now my sister is a Beachbody Coach and I'm beginning Power90. We decided that was better than starting with the more challenging and intense, P90X. Power90 will help me to ease into working out again and allow me to build stamina and strength after not having exercised regularly for so long.

Today is the first day of my 90 day experience. I'll let you know how it goes...