Why I haven't blogged in awhile...

....No, I am not pregnant. Although, can you blame me for wanting one more when I get to look at this face all day long????? :)

I think he really likes me.

Ok, moving on, even though I don't really want to.

I found this little ebook and have been working hard!

It's called 42 Days to Fit, or as I like to call it, "How I Lost 12 lbs and 9.5 inches in 6 weeks."

It always takes me about 9-10 months to lose my baby weight (if I lose it all) and by then, I have always been pregnant. I have been pregnant or nursing for over 9 year now (minus 3 months in between a few kids.) I cannot tell you how much weight I have gained and lost having 6 babies in 8 years. 

I picked up some bad habits in those 9 years so I decided it was time to change those and see if I could actually lose my baby weight faster this time. 

I love this program because it's completely sustainable and not "crazy" like some of the plans that are popular right now. There are different food and exercise challenges for every week so you don't feel overwhelmed. 

When I started, I could only run 1 minute without stopping. On Wednesday, I ran 5 miles without stopping!!!! Did you hear me-I said 5 miles!!!!!!!!! That is crazy. I am not a runner and have NEVER been a runner.

I also was addicted to Diet Coke and during the 42 days, I had nothing to drink but water. I have kicked a lot of bad habits, added some good ones and I cannot tell you how much better I feel and how much energy I have. I don't need to take naps anymore during the day.

I can also fit back into most of my pre-pregnancy clothes and Miles is 3 months old. I have NEVER been able to do that before. I still am about 4 lbs away from my pre- Miles pregnancy weight but I know I've gained some muscle weight and like I said, my clothes fit! 

I weighed X before I was pregnant with Kate and (X+8) with Miles. I'm going to keep going with the plan and we'll see where I end up. 

I'm hoping Rick and I will run a 10K soon, but I do not know whether or not we'll do an actual race. I have a hard time spending money to run. :) We're going to run more hills and do speed drills now to help us decrease our time.

It's about to get hot so I'm getting a little nervous about running. :) I'll try and update with how everything is going at the end of the summer. 

I'll be back soon. Claire turned 7 last week and the girls have their ballet recital coming up soon. :)