Can I lose 10 pounds already…..PLEASE – My 2013 Fitness Goal!

Jan 1st 2013, 140 pounds, exercising 6 days a week, eating healthy but drinking a lot.

Jan 1st 2013, 140 pounds, exercising 6 days a week, eating healthy but drinking a lot.

I can personally say that it is a lot of work getting your body back once you’ve had a baby, I am still vigorously working at it.

When I first became pregnant I was around the 130 pound/59 kilogram mark. Definitely not the smallest I have ever been, but I was healthy and running around the 5 mile mark at the gym at least 5 days a week on a treadmill. During my pregnancy (with my now 2.5 year old Son) I put on 26 pounds/12 kilo, which I do not think is a lot? Maybe this was because I did not really get any of those weird cravings you hear pregnant women talking about like pickles and ice-cream! Either way considering diet, genetics and age, pregnancy weight gain varies from Mother to Mother. I have one friend who put on a mere 12 pounds and another who put on 90 pounds!

I have always been an active person. I like to be good shape, and try to live a healthy lifestyle to the best of my ability. I have spent the time post-pregnancy doing so, but my insanely fit husband always tells me that I have to take my exercising to the next level if I want to see further results. He says I have plateaued and am stuck in the same place not going anywhere fast etc. Yeah, well his words were falling on deaf ears because as far as I was concerned I was in great shape… besides my tummy area which obviously after having a baby is a BIG trouble spot for most of us Mummies.

This was up until a few weeks ago, around the 1st of January, when I jumped on the scale and weighed myself. I honestly was shocked to see that I was 140 pounds having put on 10 pounds I do not even know when! And, I totally understand that some of you my not think that this is such a big deal but – Wow – for me it is a very big deal. It is a lot for my 5’7″ frame and something that I am not used too, and I do not like it not one little bit.

To explain, I exercise a lot, on average around 6 times a week. Actually, I do not know another Mother who exercises as religiously and as much as I do. Call me crazy! I engage in a variety of high intensive kickboxing classes, the controversial Crossfit, yoga, horse-riding and long distance running (between 5 – 8 miles at a time). I work really hard. I follow a predominately vegan diet, meaning I do not eat meat. I rarely eat cheese. I do not eat eggs or consume milk or yoghurt products. I do sometimes eat seafood. My family is also very anti weight gaining carbohydrates so we do not eat cereal products, and only eat bread & pasta once in a blue moon. We eat a lot of vegetables, fruits, legumes and grains.

So why the weight gain you ask? Well that is what I am trying to figure out. I have a range of theories. One thing that I know is that my husband and I have drunk a lot of wine of late. In fact, I would say, wine every night since before Thanksgiving back in November! Don’t judge. It did not help that we were away together over New Years Eve on a family holiday and piña coladas and the like were a plenty either. I also just stopped breastfeeding, 8 weeks ago, and I have been told that your body holds onto a little weight for a while after you stop, I am not sure if this is true but either way a lot of Mothers swear by the theory? Additionally, I have been told by various physical trainers that muscle weighs more than fat, so maybe I have gained more muscle. Either way, I want to  be back to 130 pounds, and one of my 2013 resolutions is to up-the-ante and lose 10 pounds.

One way I am kick starting this process is by doing a 5-day organic vegetable, fruit and nut juice with Blue Print Cleanse, which I have done twice before. If interested, you can read about my experience HERE. Today is the end of Day 1 for me, and I have felt mild discomfort in the hunger pain area. I am doing fine, and very much looking forward to all the benefits that come with a cleanse like; losing a few pounds, giving my digestive system a break from having to process alcohol and processed foods, clearer skin, mental clarity and increased energy. Yep, true story take it from me all these things really do happen when you commit to a cleanse, I know what I am talking about.

I took the picture above of my side, front and back body view of how I now look physically. Each month, moving forward, I am going to take the same photos to post on my BLOG and write about the progress of my fitness goal. I am determined, very determined.

How about you. Do you have a fitness goat for 2013, or maybe you have some advice you can offer to help keep me motivated?

One of my husbands crazy crossfit workouts he made me do while away on holidays, with a 30-pound helper named Miles Storm.

One of my husbands crazy crossfit workouts he made me do while away on holidays, with a 30-pound helper named Miles Storm.

10 thoughts on “Can I lose 10 pounds already…..PLEASE – My 2013 Fitness Goal!

  1. Olive on Blonde

    Great article and perfect timing for me! Having just had Lucy 7 weeks ago I am now coming to terms with my post baby bod!!! It is a little depressing. While I”m not being harsh on myself I would definitely prefer to feel better!

    I took bikini shots the other day. I am not brave enough to post them online (yet) but maybe when there is something nicer to compare it to. Can’t wait to follow your journey while I’m on mine too! 🙂

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    1. Willy B Mum

      I understand the not being harsh but at the same time being depressed. I felt the same way many times after I had my Son, geez I still do on occasion. It is never the same but all as we can do is be healthy for our children and that is the most important thing. As without their mothers where would they be.
      I felt as a blogger it was okay to post the photos, however at the same time I was nervous about doing so. I have received great feedback so in retrospect I am glad I did.
      I will post again around Feb 2nd. Looking forward to following your journey too!!

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  2. Anita Figueroa

    You know I am a BIG fan and follower of yours & I think you are AMAZING ! Now with that said … You look AMAZING and perfect ! But I’m interested in the Blue print cleanse and I think I just might give it a go . I have read about your experience and think it’s awesome .

    Thank you for being so real and open about your life and so down to earth !

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    1. Willy B Mum

      Hi Anita,
      Thanks so much for your support always. And that you for the kind words, I know I am not you know out of control on my weight but when I wrote this I felt bloated and just yucky from all the holiday foods and drinking.
      As I write this I am in my final day and Day 5 of the Blue Print Cleanse and I feel so much better. Wow, what a difference it has made. I do not feel bloated, I feel more in control and I am a few pounds ever. As long as I keep on a good track with my healthy eating, exercising, and minimal drinking I should be good to next Thanksgiving. Ha Ha!
      Highly recommend you do a cleanse, I will help you through it all the way!

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  3. Pam at Triple Threat Mommy

    Congrats on getting through the cleanse! I enjoy a juice now and then, but can’t seem to muster the strength for a 5 or even 3 day cleanse. I admire all the workouts you do!! Wish I could do 50% of that, or maybe even 25%. Brava!

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    1. Willy B Mum

      Thanks Pam.
      It does take a lot to do a cleanse I agree. I am happy mine is over now, although I am not 100% eating properly yet. Still drinking a lot of juice and eating soups so my body can get back into the swing of things.
      Thank-you for the encouraging words and taking the time to post a comment. I appreciate it.

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  4. Nicole

    You’re such an inspiration Libby! I love all your posts. I’m at about the same spot as you right now. I would love to lose 10 lbs and I honestly don’t understand how I gained in the first place. I workout about 3-4 days a week on average, sometimes less sometimes more. I have two kids and am 35 years old. Sometimes I wonder if it’s just hormone fluctuations, etc.. I’m excited to read your other post about the Blue Print Cleanse. I’m looking for something to keep me motivated as well. You look fabulous BTW! Keep up the great work on yourself and your blog. 🙂

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    1. WillyBMum2014 Post author

      Thanks beautiful.
      Do you drink alcohol, as honestly I really think that was the kicker for me. I stopped drinking around 10 months ago and it really seems to have made a difference. As like you, I exercise a lot. But, I have also considered hormones and getting older as a contributing factor, I just feel like I am in a little denial about that! Ha.

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