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Friday, November 12, 2010

Working Out Again

A couple of weeks ago, my weight loss came to a standstill - just 8 pounds shy of my pre-pregnancy weight.  I haven't been working out and I just assumed that i would drop the pounds easily and naturally with breastfeeding as I had the first time around.  I came to the realization that with my second child, my body just wasn't going to snap back to normal on its own.  So, with the blessing of my doctor, I started to work out.  

I stepped into the gym for the first time in a year, wearing guilt on my back and a self-conscious look on my face.  Just 5 minutes on the elliptical machine (Level 1 mind you) and I was already out of breath.  MAN I AM OUT OF SHAPE!!!  Ok, so the key is to keep going because it gets easier right?  On day 2, I pushed myself out of the house and to the gym again and sure enough, it took me 10 minutes to get out of breath.  Day 3 - even easier!  But there is just one problem.  I HATE WORKING OUT.  By the third day, I was already bored and I definitely needed something to keep me motivated. I considered getting a personal trainer, but with the ridiculously expensive cost involved, I've decided to do as much as I can on my own and maybe consider a trainer once I hit a plateau in my weight loss.  So what do I do to keep on going?  I just need to vary the activities that I do.  I go for a brisk walk (at least 2 miles) on sunny days, do squats while holding the baby, and sit ups and pilates while watching watching tv.  I also have a great workout music playlist on my ipod which makes it bearable while on the exercising machines.  

Well - my hard work has paid off.  In 2 weeks, I've lost 5 pounds and started my weight loss again.  Hopefully I can keep this up until I hit my goal, and maybe even surpass it.  For those that are interested, here is a list of a few of the songs on my workout playlist:

1.  Apple Bottom Jeans - T Pain
2.  Good Vibrations - Marky Mark
3.  Sexy Back - Justin Timberlake
4.  Hey Baby - DJ Otzi
5.  Don't Stop the Music - Rihanna
6.  La Camisa Negra - Juanes
7.  Living on a Prayer - Bon Jovi
8.  La Duena del Swing - Los Hermanos Rosario
9.  The Way I Are - Timbaland

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