The Shed: Months 3-9

At the time 3 months rolled around, I was back at work and trying to balance it all.  There were many days when I thought How the hell am I going to do ALL of this.  But as I said during The Shed: Months 0-3, you just have to make the time.  So here's what I made the time for:

1.  Boot Camp - There's a class at our local rec center with Jillian Michaels' missing twin as the trainer.  It's 60 minutes of basically just kicking your ass.  And so, I got my game face on twice a week and my results really paid off!

2.  Lose It iPhone App - So I love to track things.  Write things down.  See my progress.  So when I found the Lose It application on my beloved iPhone, I fell in L-O-V-E.  Every day I logged what I ate and just what exercise I did to get my butt off the couch.  More than anything, this app taught me about how to eat right.  Yes, I still splurg on Cold Stone, Burgers, and Bagels.  But I know to not have that all in one day.  And I now know what unnecessary extras to cut out.  
For example - Oil and Vinegar at Subway.  Cut out that oil.  Has way too many calories, and realistically all I really want is the flavor of the vinegar.  

3.  Get On the Road Again - Just like Forrest Gump, I got back out on the road again. and I was ruuuuunnnning!  It was a slow start and I could barely run 2 laps around the track to begin with.  But I stayed with it and now completely back on track. 

4.  Drink Lots of Water - Come on...Let's all be SMART about it.  You know its cool to drink water!  

 6.  Get Your Groove Back - I'm sure Gator Guy would tell you that there was endless complaining when it came to my body and the bread dough belly.  For me, overcoming this was a huge obstacle.  I needed to take advantage of each step forward and reward myself.  When I completed a good work out week - I bought myself a new iTunes song.  When I finally squeezed that Boo-Tay into a smaller pair of pants, I got a cute new top to go with it.  And when possible, I rocked it just like any other rock star would.  Confidence can really go a long way!

7. Its the Final Countdown - I am all about setting Gooooals.  And so once I realized that Dec 20th would mark 9 months post baby...I knew it was time to get my game face on.  I'm that girl that works great under pressure, and I knew that I wanted to lose all 50 lbs in 9 months.  And so, in the words of my once Scottish Track Coach - Balls Out Kathy, Balls Out.  And so, I finally did it and lost all 50 lbs and now I am just on track to keep it off! 


  1. Congrats! Those are all great tips. I'm sure we've all heard them at one time or another, but it is necessary to remind us or we would all be a size 2.

  2. Congrats. I 'm 10 months post baby and still shamefully fat...but I'm going to get it off - and am in the process of doing so.

    Thanks for the inspiration!

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