Friday, March 18, 2011

Just the motivation I needed...

I've been moaning and groaning since the day Addie was born about losing my pregnancy weight, which is about 15 pounds (thats what was left after she was born) addition to that other 25 I put on between our wedding and getting pregnant.  Everyone I talked to told me that as long as I was breastfeeding the pounds would just literally melt off.  Visions of a bikini-ready body by summer danced through my head as I envisioned those pounds just melting away. mom always told me "if it sounds too good to be true, most of the time it is" and well, she was right...again.  I've lost almost all of my pregnancy weight but thats a small victory considering everything is still loose and shaky and I have fat in places I didn't even know you could get fat and I still have those other 25ish pesky pounds to work off.  So, when an email came across my screen the other day about a new program at our company with cash incentives for being active and my boss asking us to respond as to whether or not we were going to participate, I knew it was time to commit.  As part of the program, you keep a pedometer on you at all times as one way to earn miles as well as participating in various "fitness challenges" that will be announced throughout the year and weighing in every so often.  You can earn cash incentives by earning miles and I figure what a great way to get in shape and lose some of those pounds and earn a little extra "me" money that my husband can't hassle me about spending on hair bows and embroidered and smocked clothing for my baby girl.  So, I did it - I signed up, responded with an enthusiastic "yes" to my boss and am now a proud pedometer wearer!



Courtney said...

Just came across your blog. Your little girl is SO adorable!!

Beach Bum & Baby said...

Whoop whoop!! Girl - we are going to rock it!!

And I love the whole "falling off" thing - ha ha ha right!! Nothing over here "fell off"!!