Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Weight Loss Challenge Check-in

If you want to see me in action, my workout video from Week 4 is now up on Kathy Smith better watch out, because I'm a natural! Seriously though, boy does that camera ever add 10 pounds. Ouch! At least my hair looks good.

Check it out...

Friday, March 23, 2007

Success is Sweet

A few months ago I set a goal of hitting 155 pounds by the time I left for my vacation in Key West. Well, it looks like with the help of my fearless Personal Trainer Paul McQuade, I have succeeded.

On Tuesday night I arrived at the gym feeling a bit nervous. Tonight was the night that Paul would take my measurements for my Week 8 check-in. As you may recall, I had a lot of success in my first four weeks of the challenge. I knew there was no way I could match that, but I hoped I was close to the goal I set for Key West.


Friday, March 16, 2007

Hurricane Katrina on Hormones

This past week I have been on an emotional rollercoaster. I have felt like crying every day, and I have been grumpy and bitchy. What's the problem you ask? I have no idea.

Well, I may have an idea. I think that this may be PMS rearing its ugly head for the first time since the summer of 2005. For those of you who slept through your sex-ed classes, one of the many benefits of breastfeeding is that you don't get your period. (I think that I may have embarrassed Paul just a little when I passed on this tidbit of information.)


Monday, March 12, 2007

Mommy vs. Career Woman – Can I Have it All?

After working my butt off (literally) for the past seven weeks to get in shape, not only has my thinking towards my physical health changed, but the way I view my emotional health has changed as well.

The day Max was born, I couldn’t imagine ever being away from him, not even for one minute. Now that he is 10 months old, I am definitely more comfortable being away from him for a few hours. In fact, I would leave him for longer, except for the fact that I am breastfeeding so that makes it difficult. But the thought of putting him in daycare when I go back to work makes me sick to my stomach.


Sunday, March 04, 2007

Saying Goodbye to the 160's.

This week has been full of frustrations. Going on almost no sleep due to a teething baby, feeling like my belly flab will never go away, and missing a workout with Paul because of a snow storm did not help. Imagine my surprise when I got the good news.

I woke up at 6am today for my Saturday morning workout. Since my lovely, wonderful, sweet, beautiful son got up every two hours the night before, you can imagine I was feeling less than chipper. As per my usual Saturday morning routine, I groggily stepped on my bathroom scale so I could report back to Paul what my progress was. I rubbed my eyes and looked down at the number staring back at me. 159.9. Yes, that's right – 159.9. Not 160, 159.9. You are probably thinking, that's only 1/10th of a pound difference, what's the big deal? Why don't you just round up? Well let me tell you, it is a very big deal.