Friday, February 11, 2011

Project MILF

I've finally had enough with the post baby bod I've been rockin'...or really not so rockin'.
It's not cute.  At all.

The hubs has been nice and continues to tell me I look beautiful.
Bless his heart but I usually respond with a grunt, a laugh or a suggestion that he needs his eyes checked....cause while I appreciate his compliments I do not feel beautiful and it's starting to affect me in more ways then one.
The obvious avoidance of mirrors and the scale, but I also just feel blah in general.
I have no energy.  I've become lazy.  I have no motivation to do anything and I know a lot of it has to do with how I'm feeling about myself.  Funny how it can be a vicious cycle.
So after weeks....and weeks....and weeks of saying I'll start tomorrow, or next week, or next month, or after this or that I'm finally saying enough is enough.
Since you all followed my journey of the growing baby bump, it only seems fitting to share with you the journey of losing the post baby belly.  I'm thinking a monthly post since it's not going to happen overnight and I can only subject you all to my flab over the internet so often.
I've also decided not to pick a magic amount of weight I want to lose or a final number I'd like to weigh.  Mainly because my body has changed so much I don't even know where to begin.  You see I actually have reached my pre-pregnancy weight, however none of my clothes fit the same.  Pants that used to be baggy at this same weight now barely fit.  Things are not in the same place they were before.  So to say I want to weigh "X" amount really means nothing to me at this point.  Instead I've decided to pick articles of clothing that no longer fit and make those my goals.
Enter my first mission:
This was actually my moms.  She only wore it a handful of times but I always loved it and when helping go through her closet knew it was something I wanted to keep.  The problem is this skirt is 2 sizes smaller than my current size.  Hopefully by summer I can wear it proudly and think of my mom!

Wish me luck!!


26 comments:

Jeremy, Censie and Jude said...

Good for you!!! Check out my new blog I started!! I am right there with you - MILF please!! :O) We can do it!!
http://timeformetoloveme.blogspot.com/

d.a.r. said...

Yeahhhh!! I love this post! So excited for you :)

I think that's a freaking awesome goal. I can't wait to see you hit it!

Molly said...

I am SOOO in the same position as you are here girl! I am unhappy with my current body but keep making excuses for not wanting to do anything about it. I think this is the motivation I needed! I love the title too! Maybe I'll join you in a monthly post!

Have a great day!

Patience said...

Good Luck!! I can't wait to see your progress. Super cute skirt.

SG to SP said...

Good luck! I'm sure you'll be rocking that skirt in no time. You should post what you're doing to lose the weight.

Jennifer said...

Good luck! Love the label on the post "project MILF"!!

Prouts said...

You have such a great approach. You go girl.

Katie~Loves Of Life said...

Good luck, hun. I've had good luck with weight watchers before but I was too cowardly to post before pictures....maybe I will now? Meh....

Can't wait to see your progress!

Lucky in Love said...

I totally feel your pain girl. Maybe we can be inspiration for each other!

KatiePerk said...

You can do it!! Nice plan!

erin.patrice said...

I adore that you names this 'Project MILF' def my fav. Good luck! I'll be cheering you on!

Cheryl E. said...

Good Luck! I am in the same boat as you and boy is it hard!

a boy a girl and a pug said...

good luck! love your goal and will be cheering you on.

Married...with a Pup said...

Good Luck, you can do it!

Nikki said...

Fantastic goal! It's too bad there's no way to excercise together over this long distance. WE could kick each other's a$$ in the gym.

Brittany said...

You can do it!! You will look fabulous in that skirt!

SweetSpiller said...

I'm right there with you lady! I've been blogging about it seeking help from others. Check it out at http://shapingshanna.blogspot.com/

Emily said...

You can totally do it :)

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Jordan said...

What a great goal! Good luck! If you ever want to walk or something, especially now that it's getting (and hopefully staying) warmer, let me know! Hope you guys have a good weekend!

Crazy Shenanigans-JMO said...

Good luck! You can totally do it and that's a great goal to have!

Shannon said...

I just did a similar post not too long ago and I totally know how you're feeling. This week has been especially tough for me, don't know why, and I have just been BLAH. I did get my hair did yesterday so it's really helping me feel better about myself. I know all the "you're beautifuls" only go so far when you don't feel it yourself. It's a hard adjustment, FOR SURE. I don't fit into ANY of my pre preg jeans and am a good 40 lbs away from my prebaby weight, hows that for motivation? puke. Good luck and know you aren't alone in this journey!

ashleigh said...

you can do it girl!
just have that skirt out everywhere. have it hanging..so you know your goal
have a picture of it..remind yourself that you are beautiful though; because you are

dave and jenn said...

Good luck! I think it's a great idea to take monthly pictures so we can all cheer you along to your goals!

PS: Your mom's skirt is beautiful.

Kristen said...

what a beautiful skirt! Good luck with your goal, I like how you haven't set a "weight" goal cause you are so right, your body changes shape after having a baby and it's tough to see/know what the weight should be.... not sure if that made sense! lol Good luck! I am restarting my diet tomorrow... I've taken the last week off... :(

Gwen said...

You go girl!!! So proud of you for taking the first step and setting a goal. I'm back on the fit train starting today also!!! I'm going to attempt 5 workouts a week and much better eating. If you ever want to hit up a kickboxing class with me let me know.