Monday, March 19, 2012

Motivation Monday

Motivation Monday


Good morning!  I'm bringing Motivation Mondays back, starting today!  I hope you all can join me.  It's super easy...just write a post about anything for which you need motivation...whether that be to lose weight, finish a project at work...whatever.  Write the post, linking it back to my blog and then leave a link to your post in a comment.  And I'll add you to the list!  I'll have this going all week so if you don't have a post today, don't can add one any day until Friday.

So my motivation is getting back into shape.  Since I've been recovering from surgery, my physical activity has been pretty limited.  But today I go to my post partum visit where I get checked out and hopefully released to start doing exercise and getting back to normal.  I don't see any reason why I wouldn't be given the okay to do that.  Of course, I'll have to start off slowly and kind of work my way back up to where I was before, but at least it's something.  For right now, all I've been able to do is take slow walks with Aubrey during the day, not pushing myself too hard.  It's been good to at least get out, but I do miss the exercise. 

I was pleased to find out on Thursday at my family doctor's visit that I'm pretty much back to my pre-pregnancy weight, only off by about 3 lbs.  Of course, I had wanted to lose weight before I got pregnant, so I do want to lose about 10 lbs, but at least I'm not fighting a whole bunch of additional weight from pregnancy.  I guess I was "all baby" during the pregnancy.  No complaints here!

I will have to adjust my exercise from before I was pregnant.  We were working out with a personal trainer prior to me getting pregnant, and I was doing some weight lifting along with aerobic exercise.  Well...after my scare at the cardiologist and after talking to him about what exercise I can do, apparently I wasn't supposed to be lifting weights ever.  Oops.  Luckily I didn't do any damage, but I need to be smarter about it.  I will be speed walking, which I've always loved to do, but eventually I'd like to work my way up to jogging, too, as exercise.  And perhaps trying out the Zumba thing.  I'm excited to start!

So that's my motivation...what's yours? 



  1. My motivation ... is gone. I need motivation to finish out these last few classes to graduate. The need to finish well, and my own perfectionism push me, but procrastination has come to rule my life. Light a candle for me would ya?

    I do feel the motivation to lose weight too, quite a few more pounds than 10, but at this point I am happy with any weight loss.

    I may join you with the Motivation Monday, I'm not sure how consistent I will be, but I think it will help me look forward to my week.

    Btw how did you make your button? I am trying to figure out how to make a link up button but because I don't "speak" HTML I'm having severe difficulty, any help would be great.

    Lily-Thinking Thoughts

  2. A great day to start Motivation Monday again. That's awesome that you are almost back to your pre-preggers weight. Well done! Good luck at your doctor's visit. :-)

    I'm linking up today:

  3. That is so cool that you didn't tack on a bunch of extra weight! That is such a good feeling considering the alternative. I was lucky to be in a similar boat. Now I just need to address my other weight issues, the ones that had nothing to do with babies. Thanks for the motivation! :)


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