How did the challenge go?
I started the challenge mainly to just get myself back on track after having Adeline. I really wasn't at the point I wanted to be physically when I got pregnant, so I felt like I had a lot of work to do. Although I didn't quite meet all my goals each week...I feel like I have been extremely successful during this challenge! Both my weightloss, eating habits, and activity level have encouraged me to keep up the great work. This is all about adopting a new lifestyle. (Plus, I can't help but notice how much exclusive breastfeeding has helped me...if nothing else, for giving me 500 calories more a day to consume!)
Was I active?
I was so great at being active at the end of my maternity leave. I really got into the habit of working out daily and saw such an improvement with the toning of my body! However, once I went back to work, I got busy and was exhausted by the time I got home. So although I didn't stay as active as I hoped to throughout the challenge, I have gotten a taste of the actual change being active can do to your body. And I can't wait to start a fitness routine now that summer break is here!
Overall Weight Loss Success?
Still working toward my goal weight, but.....Yes, yes, yes! :)
Starting Weight: 129 lbs.
Goal Weight: 110 lbs.
End Weight: 112.6 lbs.
Total Loss: 16.4 lbs.
Overall Measurement Success?
Total Loss: 4"
Total Loss: 2.75"
Goal- Waist measurement: Middle of "healthy waistline" range--middle 20s or so
End Result- Close enough for me!
Goal- Thigh measurement: No specific measurement, but I want my thighs to not touch when standing and look less "flabby"
End Result- Success! (Plus, I feel more confident in shorts...that's huge for me!)
Goal- BMI of 20.1 (bottom part of "normal weight" level) from a 23.6 BMI
*Turned calorie counting into second nature thanks to MyFitnessPal
*Found an awesome group of support through blogging and MyFitnessPal that have been and continues to be an awesome encouragement! (Thanks ladies...you know who you are!)
*Found more body image confidence.
*Lost all of my "baby weight" and got to a weight that is even less than when I got married.
*Gained a whole new wardrobe! ;)
I'm so glad many of you joined me along the way and worked toward your own fitness goals! Keep up the awesome work!