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I’m Back!

on November 22, 2013

After the Nike 1/2 I really didn’t have much to talk about except for my growing belly and body..

But I’m back – “little” Emma was born 9 lbs 6 oz and 21 1/4 inches long via C-section on 8/28/2013  at 12:19 am! She will be 3 months old on Thanksgiving and is growing everyday, she is so much fun.

I have not really been able to focus so much on my fitness but getting back to work last week has helped me squeeze workouts in when I can. I’m back to teaching cycling and Abs class – both have been very challenging! I have been medically cleared to exercise since October but there are still so many things I cannot do – running is one of them!

Last week I started getting back into low-carb eatstyle and it has been going great so far – just a few slip ups. But since I got home from the hospital, I am down 25 lbs, I gained really fast the last few weeks of my pregnancy and left the hospital with a few extra pounds due to the medicine/IV/swelling/surgery blah blah.. I still have quite a bit to go, so my I am back to e-mailing my weigh in with a friend each week! We are in week 2 today, and since we started I am down 3 lbs – I was hoping for more but the past few days have not been my best nutrition wise. I have previously talked about my cream soda weakness – well I bought a 6 pack on Tuesday and it’s already gone 😦

I have given myself 2 goal dates- a conservative one & an aggressive one

Conservative: May 1, 2014

Aggressive: March 1, 2014

I hope to begin running soon since I plan to run a 1/2 marathon in April. I really feel like I am starting from square 1 in many aspects of my fitness! I am also thinking about teaching classes at studios in the area – cycling, TRX, and High Intensity Circuit style classes for the extra moolah and they’re just fun! It sounds cliché but I really do get a lot of happiness and joy from being an instructor/personal trainer – seeing my participants/clients reach goals and push themselves hard is the best part of my “job.” So much so, I have signed up to be an “Elf for Health”  It’s a month-long challenge where people motivate people –

elf4healthbadge1 Elf for Health

Elf Duties

As an Elf, you are expected to support your assigned buddy with their holiday health goals and the daily challenges. Elves & buddies will be reassigned every 2 weeks.

  • Monday: Send your buddy an email to help them with the challenges for that week. Ideas of things to include/attach: your own personal tips & tricks, inspiring words and/or images, a new, healthy recipe or workout to try.
  • Thursday – Saturday: Any time during these days, check in withy you buddy! For example, ask them if they tried a new recipe, workout, or had fun with any certain challenges. Feel free to tell them how you did with your challenges, too!

There is also a Challenge Calendar:

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Anyone can join – sign up before November 25th!

It feels good to be back!!!




2 responses to “I’m Back!

  1. Anonymous says:

    “Welcome back”!!!!!!! I’ve forwarded the Elf for Health info on!! xoxoxo

  2. Jill K. says:

    “Welcome Back”!!! I’ve forwarded the Elf for Health info on!! xoxoxo

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