There are a couple differences between these pictures. The one on the left was taken at the end of March and the one on the right was taken last week. This is from 2 months post partum to 7 months post partum. These jeans were definitely on my list of hope to fit into them better eventually and I put them on last week after not wearing them for quite some time and actually thought they were a different pair then I was like no way that they’re this loose so I washed and dried them and put them on and GUESS WHAT? They are indeed loose. Non scale victories are sometimes the most rewarding! Also, this is true proof that results take time, it’s a process. Leading and living a healthy lifestyle takes work and consistency, there is no easy fix. It’s easy to get wrapped up about the number on the scale or the battle of what your goals are. I think sometimes our expectations are set too high and we just need to remember our goals are OUR GOALS! We are each so different and everyones goal is so individualized and that’s what makes the journey with the challenges and strategies the most rewarding once we reach a goal!
I ran the Marquette half marathon as that was one of my goals after running the full in June, was to run a half. My goal was under 2 hours, I did it in 1:55 so I was happy with that! The last three miles I thought for sure I was going to get a burst of energy after downing some goos but the last two were by far the toughest! But I was happy to barely be sore and back at my workouts right away.
As far as goals for this fall, I’m shooting for those 6-8 pounds of weight loss by the end of November. Honestly, I do feel great. I just know generally what weight I feel the best at. It’s not a race but rather that I’m doing it while still being able to enjoy life and balance it all out and being healthy is my top priority!
What are some of your goals for the Fall?
We have got into our new “school” routine pretty well! Mallorie is loving kindergarten and has adjusted well, we are so proud of her!
Makenzie is having a bit of a difficult time adjusting to being in Preschool but I know as each day and week passes, it’s going to get easier for her.
As always, thanks for following along! If you have any questions or would like some guidance, let me know. I’m hoping to get some recipes added on my blog but we have been using HelloFresh weekly which helps very much for planning. If you’d like to try, I do have some $40 off invites!