Thursday, January 05, 2012

Health and Wellness Thursdays - My 2012 Goal

My bloggy friend Michelle is doing a Thursday feature about health and wellness. So as part of that I’m going to let all of you in on my 2012 project to get my body back.

In 2011my main focus was to grow a healthy baby and give him everything I had, and I put myself on the back burner. So now it’s 2012, and I need to get my body back to where I would like it to be.
I used to dance liek crazy. 20+ hours a week through highschool, so I not used to my body being like this. I know I'm not going to get back to what I was before we were married, or before I was pregnant, but I am excited to get back to a place where I feel great. For me it's about feeling I look great, and feeling great than just the numbers. 
Part of this is Grayson, and part of it is me. Gray can’t have formula, well he can, but it’s very expensive and he would probably not react well to it so we have never tried. We know he’s good with milk, so we keep it up. I’ve been on medication for the past 8 months to make sure he’s getting enough. It’s really common for preemie moms to not have a great supply. Your hormone levels don’t get as high as they would if you went full term, and so your body has to work harder to make milk. So I went on meds to make sure I could get G enough milk. The meds cause you to gain weight, in a round about way. The meds cause your stomach to empty faster than normal; it was created for people with acid reflux who can’t take other meds because they cause a bad interaction. So it’s great for people who take 10mg, but I take 120mg a day. So because it empties your stomach more often you’re hungry more often. I can deal with not eating just because I’m hungry, but this becomes pass out hungry, not just a bit hungry.
I also stopped working out, because the spike in testosterone can decrease your supply as well.
 So the past year has been hard. Gray is going to be a year at the end of this month, and we can start introducing goat’s milk, and I hope that we’ll be able to continue with some beast milk until he’s a year corrected, March 24th.
My intention is to lose about 30 to 35lbs in the 12 months. I’m not going to make a goal of 6 months, or 8 months. I don’t want to drop weight to just drop weight, I want to do it in a healthy way and in a way that I’ll keep it off.

So every week from now until December I’ll take a picture wearing the same clothes to show my progress. And I’ll let you know what I’ve done to stay healthy that week.

So here we are:

I am not proud of these pictures at all! I‘m sure you can tell that by my face. This is now how I see myself, this is now how I want to be but I will change it in 2012.

This week I dragged my sister to yoga on Tuesday night. Not much this week with Brian being off this week, but it’s a start. I’ll be going to spinning with my sister tomorrow morning bright and early. And we bought a new running stroller this week, so hopefully Gray and I can get out once a weekend for a run, maybe even with Brian.

What are you doing this year to become a better you?

Link up, let us know.

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  1. I'm so proud of you for posting these!!!! Maybe i'll do it next week. That's awesome - you keep going girl!!!! YOU CAN DO IT! :)

  2. You go girl! I know you can achieve your goal- it is HARD but worth it! (at least I am telling myself this as I am doing the same thing! ;) )

  3. Hi Jac! You can definitely do it. My daughter is going to be 2 years old next month and I finally decided it was time to crack down and get back in shape myself. I am hosting a 12 month Healthier Crib and Family Link up if you would like to share your progress and be entered into a monthly drawing for a healthy living related prize. I would love to have you:) I am following along so I can keep track of how you are doing. Have a marvelous week!

  4. Impressive Jac!! I want to exercise so badly but my body doesn't want me to. I start to get such severe pain in my hips I can hardly walk.. I am working on strengthening my joints so that someday I can start exercising! Thanks for the inspiration!