Thursday, August 30, 2012

Mommies On A Mission ~ Week 5 & 6

Weeks Postpartum: 9
Last Weeks Weight: 133
Current Weight: 132
Last week was SO busy that I completely forgot to blog!
Anyways, last week was great.  I did Jillian Michael's video everyday and went jogging 4 times.  I am physically feeling awesome... more energy, stronger and better endurance.
With that said, I lost 2lbs... and gained 1lb this week.
I am ok with that though because I may not see the results on the scale, but I feel them and see them!
I stopped "watching" what I was eating because I am worried about compromising my milk supply by restricting my calories.  I am still trying to cut back on sweets:)
All in all, I am very happy with my progress.  If things continue and I lose 1lb a week for the next 20 weeks, by just doing what I am doing, I will be more then happy! 
It has taken me 5 years and 4 pregnancies to put it all on... so I can give it some time to come off:)
Don't forget to check out Mama G's progress over at Don't Call Me Crunchy.
And if you are interested in joining up with us, let me know!

Wednesday, August 29, 2012

The Purple Fairys & The Mightly Lizards

Yup, those are their soccer team names!  Haha, I guess when you leave it to 4 & 5 year olds to decide, they come up with some pretty exciting names:)
This is both Bubba Love & Buddy Boy's first year playing soccer.  They have both been looking forward to it all summer and now that it is here they can't hardly contain themselves.
Even though they are on completely different teams, they both ended up purple!  #3 & #4.
The kids had their first games this past weekend and it was entertaining.
Bubba Love kind of understood what she was suppose to do, but was having a hard time keeping up with they slightly older/bigger kids.  She also was more concerned about snack time then game time!
Buddy Boy had absolutely no idea what was going on and he spent most of game time either chasing the bigger kids or picking grass.  Daddy and I tried to encourage him to try to kick the ball, and he did!!  Aww, the look on his face... he was SO proud of himself.
After seeing their performance, Daddy decided we should probably practice at home a little bit more:)
Bubba Love's Game:

Zane's Game:



Bubba Love's First Day Of Kindergarten

Bubba Love started kindergarten almost two weeks ago!
She was so excited to be starting school. She picked out her clothes the night before and told me exactly what she wanted me to pack for lunch. She got up in morning and she could not stop talking about how she was going to be learning to read and write and how she was going to make new friends.
Ahh, the excitement of the new school year!!



Thursday, August 16, 2012

Mommies On A Mission ~ Week 4

Weeks Postpartum: 7
Last Weeks Weight: 124
Current Weight: 123
I lost another pound this week. Weight loss is slow moving for me I guess:/ 
This last week I did my work out video 6 times.  And it definitely kicked my butt!! I have been needing it.
Unfortunately, I didn't eat great last week... I guess I was thinking if I was working out a bit then I would be ok to have ice cream:) Wrong!! 
Next week I really hope to lose at least 2 lbs, so I am going to keep working out AND eat better.
I entered Daddy and I into a Mud Run in October! So I am going to start the Couch to 5k running program in hopes that I will be able to run most of it:)  I am going to attempt to put Baby C and Squeak in the jogging stroller and let Buddy Boy ride his bike next to me. But if it ends up being too much then I may wait until Buddy Boy starts school in a few weeks.

Friday, August 10, 2012

Squeaker's 6 Weeks!

We had our 6 week visit with the midwives this week!
I can't believe it's been six weeks already since little Squeak was born. It seems like just yesterday that I was hugely pregnant and ready to pop:)

He is growing so much and so fast!
He weighed in at 10lbs 8oz.
He is beginning to smile and coo.
He sleeps great at night (and so do I!)
He loves to be in the Ergo.
He had his first cold last week:(
He is very easy going and so sweet.

I wish I could slow down time and enjoy every second of him. But the reality is, he has three older siblings that are keeping me busy and unfortunately he gets the short end of the stick. Hopefully I will get more time to enjoy him once the big kids are in school. For now, I get my snuggle time at night:)

Life Is Getting Busy

This week is of official last week of calm!
It's also the last week of life as we have known if for the last 5 years.

Bubba Love starts kindergarten next Thursday!
I can't believe this day has finally come.  It is bittersweet.  I am so excited for her and I know she will LOVE it and thrive... but she has been home with me for five years and I am going to miss her SO much.  She will be in all day Kinder, which is going to be an adjustment but will be nice for me to have a little longer break during the day:)
She went back to school clothes shopping with her Great Aunt last weekend and we have all her supplies ready.  Just a few more days and she will be spreading her little wings and leaving the nest!

Also, in September, Buddy Boy will be in preschool three days a week!
This is going to be an even bigger deal then Bubba going to school because Buddy Boy has NEVER been in any type of school.  He has never been away from me unless he has been with another family member.  He is so ready and excited though!  I am excited to have 3 hours 3 days a week with just the two littles:)

The two big kids are also starting 4H, soccer, and gymnastics!
They are busy little kiddos:)
I can't believe we are entering into"big kid" land!

Thursday, August 9, 2012

Mommies On A Mission ~ Week 3

So you know how last week I said it would be more exciting this week??
I lied!
Between us all being sick, I have little time to do any exercise... blah!  This is going to be a little harder then I though with four kids.
Weeks postpartum: 6
Pregnancy Weight: 158
Last Weeks Weight: 135
Current Weight: 134
Goal Weight: 115 & firmer
I lost ONE pound!  That makes me happy since I have been eating like crap and have been sick:)
I have gotten the ok from my midwife to start working out, so I am going to start doing the Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred.  I am not sure where I am going to fit it into my day... I am thinking I will have to get up before the kids.  I will let you know how that goes.
So those of you with little ones... when do you find the time to work out with out someone watching your kiddos?

Thursday, August 2, 2012

Mommies On A Mission ~ Week 2

Weeks postpartum: 5
Pregnancy Weight: 158
Last Weeks Weight: 135
Current Weight: 135
Goal Weight: 115 & firmer
I posted last week that I figured these next 2 weeks would be slow due to the fact that I am not allowed to work out yet!
I was right... I didn't lose anything this week!
It didn't help that I also didn't eat very well this past week.  With camping all I did was snack and eat way too many smores! 
So tomorrow I am back to eating good.  Salads, veggies, lean meats and NO sweets!
My 6 week postpartum visit is on Monday and hopefully I will get the ok to work out again:)  I am planning to start a Jillian Michael's video as soon as that happens!
Hopefully I will have some more exciting news for you next week!