Saturday, March 16, 2013

getting my body back

I have spent far too much time letting my kiddos be my excuse for why my body looks the way it does.  Sure, carrying them around in my belly for 9 months (or actually only 8 since they both were little earlybirds) does take a toll on the figure...

but, i finally decided that enough is enough.

i want to be healthy and fit to set a good example for my kids, and i just needed to find a way to do it that worked in my crazy busy life.  
but mostly, i just needed to have the motivation to. do. it.

swimsuit season.

it came a little early for us this year, as we are heading up to the wisconsin dells to go splashing in the waterparks, and i knew that i didn't want to be the one wearing a maternity swimsuit while holding my five-month-old daughter!  

before photo                                                            3 weeks later
i joined weight watchers after seeing success with this program from several of my friends, and am pleased to say that it is easy and really manageable.  i love the social aspect of it, and the e-tools make calculating and tracking points a breeze. 

while i haven't reached my personal goal yet, i am really pleased with my progress in a relatively short amount of time.  

before photo                                               3 weeks later

i am learning how to make healthier food choices, yet am still able to splurge and enjoy some of my favorite treats - the key is just keeping things in balance.   i am confident that the changes i am making are things that i can keep up long-term which really encourages me!

before photo                                                             3 weeks later

stay tuned as this journey has really only just begun!


  1. You are looking fabulous Jen! Keep up the great work! :)

  2. You look great! I go/do aw too!

  3. Enjoyed reading this..I know I'm already on the same wagon n it takes time to lose all this love fat that I now find all over everywhere...hoping this journey is shorter then longer...I wish you all the best of luck!

  4. You look great!! I am jealous of the Dells! Have a great time!


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