Friday, 19 October 2012

Exercise that body

As promised I have actually taken photos of my body, clothed, to hopefully document the HUGE changes which are about to occur. The photos don't actually look that bad. I think the tight clothing hides a great deal. You know that post baby belly with it's wrinkled, stretched marked skins and the fatty saggy bits. Who said motherhood wasn't glamorous? Glamorous.  I wear my marks with pride because I know without them I wouldn’t have what I have and I wouldn’t give it up for the world. I am so grateful for what I have and even if that means I’m not able to reach my goal of 10kms by my birthday, mid January, then I’m ok with that too. I think it is better to have a goal than to plod along and hope everything will be ok and work itself out.






Here are the photos. I know it will take at least 3 months to notice a significant difference in photos. Possibly in real life you may be able to notice a difference. I can usually tell when I start to decrease the size of my double chin. I’m hoping I notice my arms beginning to strengthen too. I’m aiming to be able to do a 200m medley by January. At the moment I’m doing only 100m with flippers because I’m too much of a chicken to try one without. I also know that my backstroke doesn’t hold up. I'd just like to thank Hollie for taking the photos this morning. 

Two goals and just under three months. Let’s see what I can do.

On a family note, my sister in law gave my mother in law a large canvas photo of their first born at approx 6 weeks old. Kevin and I decided it would be nice if she could hang all the kids together so we made up canvases of the kids at approx 6 weeks old too. We have been trying since Kevin Joshua was 5 weeks old to get a photo of him smiling. We have managed to capture a few blurred ones on our phones but nothing we could print. Every time we bring out the camera he stops smiling even with tickles. Over the last 3 weeks we have taken 100s of photos trying to get a good print. He always turns away from the camera. Is this a sign of things to come? I’m going to post some of those attempts at smiling shots.







12 comments:

Michelle McClure said...

I wish you the best with your goals. It is very brave to publicly document your journey. I know it is possible as my hubby lost 30 lbs. since the beginning of the school year with diet, exercise and determination.

Michelle McGraw said...

Good Luck!!!! I look forward to seeing your progress!!! VERY brave!!!!!!

Tammy said...

Good luck! I'm cheering you on! :)

Lisa Rukin Swift said...

Good luck! You can do it. :)

Cindy deRosier said...

I KNOW you will meet your goal. Between how specific you are and the fact that you posted it publicly, it shows you're totally serious and committed. Best wishes!

Christina said...

Good luck! I'm trying to lose the leftover baby weight too (of course my "baby" is 4 yrs old).
Your little ones are adorable!

Melissa said...

I'm cheering you on and inspired by your post. Good luck to you!

Tiffany said...

Good luck on the getting fit journey!

Doreen Vasquez said...

Good luck on reaching all your goals!

Fleursbydesign said...

Good luck with your goals :)

Ange said...

Good luck! I think a goal is a great idea especially when you just use it to encourage you. Cute kiddos!

Sara said...

Good luck! You've inspired me to get a workout in tomorrow!