I manage a country homestead and the lives of my 4 babies ages 10,8,5 and 3. I LOVE TO RUN and NEED to keep healthy and fit for my SANITY!! Seriously....All problems are solved when I am running.

Making MY health a priority allows me to be the mother and wife that I need to be for them.

Friday, September 25, 2009

The New Baby...and Not so New Body ;)

So...She is Here. My long awaited 4th and final child. For the next year or so this blog will be dedicated to my weight loss/fitness journey back to health. I started this blog after the birth of our third baby and found it a great help to keep me on track. It helps to know that people are watching me and supporting me through this journey.
I also think I do a pretty good job at getting back into shape and enjoy sharing my tips and secrets with whoever is interested in hearing about them.
I also like to be COMPLETELY honest about how HARD IT IS TO GET BACK IN TO SHAPE.
I'm a tiny person but don't hate me. I work hard at it.

At this point I'm just recovering from the birth 3 days ago. I am breastfeeding and just trying to sleep as much as possible. I won't even THINK about starting to exercise before 6 weeks postpartum. My body worked hard growing this baby over the last 10 months and it deserves to rest. I deserve to give myself time to recover and allow my body to sleep, relax, renourish and allow it to lose or hold onto whatever weight it needs to.

Besides...being a FIT MOM means being fit physicaly, mentaly and spirituly fit and I can only do that with rest and proper nourishment at this point.

So that is where I'm at. I'll be changing this blog with starting point pictures and goals over the next few weeks...But only once I've had a few naps.

See you later....



Bess said...

YAY! Loooove the wrap...aren't they awesome??

You and I are somewhat the same...smaller people who know we can lose the weight, but know how hard it can be. You know you can do this...starting in 6 weeks or so. ;o)

So, for now: go get a nap, and I'll be checking in on you! :)

PS - Can I get your mailing address? Maybe e-mail it to me when you have time? cbdulrich (at) yahoo (dot) com

Carey said...

You have such a great attitude. I appreciate your honesty, and your strength. Praying for you to have the best recovery, and to continue with your positive attitude. Its one of the things that drew me to your blog after you had your little boy. Enjoy your beautiful baby!

AnnG said...

Great picture! Cn't wait to hear more about the baby and your progress back to fit!!

Nancy said...

well said - rest up -