Thursday, October 23, 2014

one year and beyond

So here's the deal. I've posted on this subject "Keeping In Shape...." multiple times so I'll link you to those posts here, here, here and here if you'd like to read them! I posted here that I am stronger and more in shape than I've ever been, and I'm a mom now! Getting in shape is not easy! In fact, most of the time it just plain sucks, ha ha! Eric never had the 9-5 work schedule so I found myself at the gym at 4am before, and I've taken Mia on hundreds of runs in the stroller, and now that I'm brave enough to take Mia to the germ-infested gym daycare, we have a good routine! But I'll tell you what, as bad as it sucked getting back in shape, I never once regretted it! I have high energy, I can keep up with my toddler and I feel good about myself! Something that every woman deserves! It took me months of trial and error to figure out the "diet" (I didn't really diet, just cut out foods and ate less of some, and more of others) and the workout routine that worked for us. Now I just get to maintain my eating and workout habits and it doesn't really feel like work anymore! But chasing after Mia as she's running away from me to get to the park before I can take into our house? That feels like work!
Now on another note, that has absolutely nothing to do with this post, those pictures of Mia killll me dead! We've been dying to get pictures of her in Eric's boots and hat (she loves to wear this stuff) and these did not disappoint :)
Oct 23:   Keeping in Shape While Caring for a Toddler
Oct 30:   Sick Day Tips
Nov 6:    How to Not Lose Your Patience with your Toddler
Nov 13:  Favorite Toddler Outings
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11 comments:

Kelly Mock said...

Love those pics of Mia, too cute!

Chrissy@SimpleJoysBlog said...

oh my word. That picture of her lying on the floor with the boots is the cutest thing!!!

P!nky said...

You look fabulous and that's awesome you are reaping the benefits of you're hard work!

your lil girl is sooooo cute!

Tami @ This Mom's Delight said...

Thanks for sharing how great it is to be in shape and what it took for you to get there. I am having trouble finding the motivation to get started.

~Dawn~ said...

You look FABULOUS, friend...you should be proud of all your hard work and dedication.

Sarah said...

Love those pictures of Mia in the boots and hat! I love that you can be super tired, but one work out and you're good to for the rest of the day. My favorite is working out first thing in the morning, you're done for the day and feeling great, win-win.

Erin LFF said...

You look awesome, and even better- you FEEL awesome! You always motivate me, friend :)

Julie said...

What a cute little cowgirl :)

Caroline Fleenor said...

Oh my gosh, those pictures are beyond adorable. You need to frame one of them! Good for you for working hard to stay healthy too. :-)

Elizabeth Birenbaum said...

Girl you look AMAZING. I need to take some tips from you!
And Mia in those boots and hat... to die for!

Hall Around Texas said...

Too, too precious! What a doll she is.

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