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I am having a very tough time not working out. It will be 3 weeks on Saturday since my last good workout. I feel like time is dragging. I did do a very light post natal Pilates workout on Monday. I didn’t break a sweat and I didn’t exactly feel as if I had worked out. The past several days have been nonstop rainy, so my walks around the neighborhood have stopped as well.

Not working out is torture for me. I don’t enjoy being sedentary at all. I like to move. I like to sweat. I like to feel fit. Right now I mostly feel mushy. I know I just had a baby 2 & 1/2 weeks ago. I know I should cut myself some slack. I know i am nursing and up several times a night. Last night we were up for over two hours at one point because Alexander thought 2-4am was awake party time. I know I am tired. I know the mushiness shouldn’t be at the forefront of my mind right now. Unfortunately it is.

Trying on clothing is miserable. Gross! I know what my body is capable of. I know how I look when I feel my best. This new (and very temporary) body is not my best. I don’t mean to sound like a Debbie downer, but this is the truth. I don’t feel sexy and confident. I feel mushy and slow. I don’t remember being quite so concerned at this point after Jackson. I did start working out regularly at 3 weeks postpartum. But I don’t remember feeling this way. I think because I know I can and will lose the baby weight that I want to jump right back on that train. I did it before, let’s just go ahead and get started. Do it again. I gained a lot less this time. I really only went up a size or two in my pants, depending on the brand and cut. My shirts are basically the same size or a size bigger. My new giant boobs get in the way. So in my fitness obsessed brain, it will take me less time to get back to normal and I just want to start now.

I want to drip with sweat. I want to feel shaky. I want my muscles to ache for a day or two after. I want to feel strong and solid. I want to feel like myself again. I want that rush of exercise induced endorphins.

My weather app says it is supposed to be sunnier this afternoon, so maybe we can squeeze in a walk. I am going to do a different postnatal Pilates workout this morning. As soon as I finish writing this. To give myself a little fix. To help hold myself over for a few more days. Maybe each time I can get more and more intense. I won’t be running a 5k this week, but maybe my arms will be sore tomorrow. Is that too much to ask for?

I have been using the Daily Burn app for about a week now. I am really enjoying it. I have used the mapmyrun app previously. What I like about this app is that it’s focus is not mainly on running. This is the off season for running for me because it is too cold to drag the kid outside. Plus I just find running in weather that is TOO cold and it is miserable. I actually do better in extreme heat. I digress.

The daily burn tracks

  • Nutrition, if you want. They have a nice list of foods for you to choose from. You can also add foods if you would like. They even have brand name foods and you can search by that name. I was able to find my Lucerne Fat Free Cottage Cheese. (When I tried for about 10 hours to track my food. I don’t like tracking food. I find I tend to eat far too little when I do that and when you are nursing and don’t have a weight problem I don’t think that is really good!)
  • Track Exercises. Their list is rather long of different exercises you can track with calorie totals. Right up my alley. I may not focus on recording every calorie I take in but I do like to track the calories I burn! You can also add exercises online. You may submit them for personal use only, for public use, or both!
  • You can track your weight gain/loss. Depending on your goals.
  • You are able to set goals for yourself.
  • You can view your progress.

This is all with the FREE version. There are even a few free “programs” you can follow. Training plans. There are 3

  • Weight-loss training plan
  • Cardio Training Plan
  • Strength Training Plan

Then there are MANY plans you can follow if you upgrade to Pro. It is only a matter of time before I upgrade.

I have recently begun playing around with their website under my account. There is so much on there as well. I have been able to add some moves that I like to use that I didn’t find on the app. I appreciate that since I am always looking for fun new exercises in magazines and online. I like to keep my workouts fresh so that I avoid a plateau at all costs.

Basically I feel this app has a lot of offer, and I have only used the free version. I recommend it if you are looking for a way to track your fitness goals. Or even your nutrition goals.

You can have friends or as they call them motivators. Check out what they are up to and they can do the same for you. Currently just my hubby is one of my motivators. You can create a profile and there are forums. It is a social network for the fitness freak.

You can create or find challenges to set for yourself. This was an important factor for my hubby. He likes goals set for himself. It keeps him motivated for all things. He wanted something where he could set goals or challenges and then meet them. I don’t need that kind of incentive to stay motivated, it is just part of my life and routine at this point, but if you do feel you need that, it is here for you.

I haven’t found anything I dislike so far. Other than wanting to explore a few things that ended up being part of the pro account. I understand that. I am not bothered. They are a company and want to make a profit so they can feed their families. I get it. So I can wait until I decide to upgrade.

I highly recommend this app and site. I am obsessed and loving it.

I have been wanting to share some of my favorite moves. I have just been so busy with the holiday season already. We are hosting every holiday this year. We did Thanksgiving, we are doing both Christmas Eve and day! While I am being strict with my workouts I have been lax in blogging about them. I guess you only have so much time for things in life and if I have to choose, workouts will always win haha

I am currently obsessed with this core work move! It actually tones the shoulders, triceps, and core. I even squeeze my buttocks a bit in an effort to get some toning in for that.

I found this on Women’s Health.

The instructions can be found at that link. I also pasted them below!

Lie facedown on a fitness ball, with both hands on the floor. Walk your hands out, allowing the ball to roll beneath your body until it is under your shins. Your hands should be directly below your shoulders, so it looks like you’re ready to do a pushup. Keeping your torso straight and your abs contracted, bend your elbows and lower your chest toward the floor. Stop when your upper arms are parallel to the floor. (A) Return to start, and immediately contract your glutes as you lift your right leg off the ball. (B) Lower your right leg to the ball, then lift the left leg. That’s one rep. 8 to 12 reps

Make the move harder by placing the ball under the tops of your feet. Make it easier by keeping the ball under your knees.


I have gotten to the point where the knees feel way too easy. The shins are still difficult enough though. I am looking forward to when I can move the ball to the tops of my feet.

There are a few other moves in that article that are also great. I just found this one particularly challenging and I have really been pushing myself lately. I have been focusing on toning a lot more than I was immediately after I had him. I try to do toning and cardio at least 6 days a week. It has been closer to every day though, I must admit. I have lost a bit more weight. Not even pregnancy weight at this point. I weighed in today at 122.8lbs.

I have also noticed a huge change in my muscle tone. Um, it is back! Finally. Even my quads. I am loving how my legs look like their old selves. My arms are looking nice and toned again. Hello biceps, I missed you lovely lady guns. I am also beginning to feel happy with my abs.

This is from today. Jack will be 10 months in a week. So post baby 9 months 3 weeks! I was reflecting today about how hard losing the baby weight was. I even browsed the last few photos taken of me preggo! YIKES! Nothing like a little refresher to remind you of how far you have come. I am enjoying feeling like my old strong self again. That is the most important part. That I feel toned and strong. I missed lifting weights. I was told I couldn’t. Advice I don’t believe I will adhere to as strictly if I were to ever get pregnant again. Now having gone through this one time, if we ever for some reason decide to have another I will already know what I am capable of. Although, I have no plans to have another. A big reason is because it took so much work to get back to where I was. I don’t feel like doing it all over again. It is exhausting. I enjoy being here, focusing on toning and maintaining.


I am really trying to multi-task here! I am working on one of my lessons for class and I want to write a post. All before the most awesome baby in the world wakes up. If I finish this lesson I am caught up. Other than going over their supplementary materials. I will be caught up with all required reading and quizzes.

So why am I writing? Why am I not just finishing the last two short chapters? Because I had no time to write yesterday and I have some huge news!

I have officially lost all of the baby weight! It took me 10 months and 4 days to gain it. It took me 8 months and 6 days to lose it! 123.8 was the weigh in yesterday. I even weighed myself 3 times to make sure I wasn’t hallucinating. I wasn’t. It was the truth.

It was hard work. I didn’t cheat. I didn’t adhere to anything too strict either. No crazy diets. No militant food choices. No calorie counting. The only thing close to militant I can say helped is my dedication to physical fitness and activities. I move A LOT. A LOT. One day I should wear a pedometer and track every move I take during a normal active day. I eat relatively healthy. But Jason and I do know how to enjoy food when we want to. But I move and not just when I decide to eat like crap. I am always on the go. When the little man wakes up we will go for a run. We will probably walk to the park later, which is 1.5 miles away. That means we walk home too! I carry him around a lot, he is over 17lbs.

I know everyone is different. We all have different genes and body makeups. For me being active is what works best. Just move and try to be mindful of eating well as a lifestyle, not as a diet or crash weight loss plan. I think the most important part of a healthy lifestyle is being active. I am a firm believer in that. It is my motto anyway. It has to become part of your life for it to work. Just like brushing your teeth, showering, or eating is part of your life. Once it is, it seems odd to skip it. You feel off if you do.

I am glad I have reached this point. It was hard work. Stressful for me. I hated weighing what I weighed. There is still room for improvement. There are some areas I would like to tone up more. That will come with time. I also have noticed that my hips are just shaped differently. I have lost the weight but some pants do not fit the same because my shape has been altered and is ready for carrying babies. My mom said it is time for number 2. I have been going back and forth on that lately. Some days I want another baby. Some days I remember how hard those newborn days are and I want to run screaming from the thought of another one! I know some people love the newborn days and I don’t think I am one of them. I love these days! Give me a 5 or 6 month old and I would have 20 more! ha!

Now I can enjoy being me again. It doesn’t mean I will get lazy. Now comes maintenance, which for me is very easy compared to losing the weight. Reaching this goal won’t make me lazy, I can just be stressed about one less thing. That is a huge weight lifted in itself. Just not thinking about it constantly. Knowing I am home and where I am happ(y/ier). Time to focus on improving running times, my muscle mass, and get back to the flexibility I once had. Ah the changes we go through to birth a human being!

Well, at least it was all worth it! My love!

I believe I will be running a 5k in November. The Hot Chocolate one downtown. I need to get some milk pumped though because I won’t be dragging the boys to it.


I talk about the SHAPE with Summer Sanders Dvd a lot.  It has occurred to me that I have never written a detailed post just about this Dvd! How strange, since I use it so often and I really love it. I have used it a lot and lately I have been doing at least one of the sessions a couple times a week. I have been switching it up between going on 3.6 mile runs and then this Dvd. Today will be a Dvd day because it is supposed to be a high of 85 and I feel that is too hot to make Jackson sit in the stroller for that long, even in the morning.

There are three workouts:

  • Jumpstart Cardio
  • Calorie-Burning Inferno
  • Core Power Boost

There is an option to mix and match these as well, to make your program longer if you would like. They also offer a link to a free Quick Ab Flatteners Digital Workout. You just have to give them your email address and you get a 10 minute ab focused tough workout.

What I like:

  • That there are three workouts. I often switch them up. This way I don’t get stuck in a rut and a weight loss plateau for too long.
  • Each workout is not too long. Now, let me explain, because in a way this is a con too. But currently for me this is a good thing. Jackson does not mind going on runs that can last almost 40 minutes. He will happily sit in the stroller, taking in nature, and just relaxing. Jackson will not sit in the living room and watch me exercise for 40 minutes while he is sitting on the floor or in his saucer. He is a 6 1/2 month old if he sees me looking silly he thinks it is play time! So for me, indoor workouts need to be tough, efficient, and quick. This is exactly that!
  • They make you sweat. All three of them. This is not some leisurely video. No way! Even the core power boost makes you drip with sweat, and it is not cardio focused like the other two.
  • They are funny and silly instructors. But they know what they are talking about. You are repeatedly told to not worry if you have to take a rest or you can’t quite keep up. That this is designed for you and it is ok to take it at your own pace. I appreciate that. I consider myself to be in pretty good shape, but there are times I have a hard time keeping up. I am not quite an Olympic Athlete or a professional trainer! So it is nice to hear encouragement that yes, it is ok to feel tired!
  • The weight loss and size loss that have come along with doing this Dvd! Yesterday I was at Loft trying on clothing. The size 2 jeans were too loose in the waist. So were a pair of size 2 cargo capris. I also put on an xs dress and I felt it was a bit too baggy in my upper body. So I did not get either. Jackson was running out of mall patience so I did not bother looking for anything smaller. He is a boy after all, and really does not like the mall, even at this age. 6 months ago I was in dressing rooms near tears because I couldn’t even squeeze into a size 6. I was thinking, “I will never be skinny again. I will never get back to what I was before this baby.” I have been dedicated to losing this weight. I truly believe this Dvd has had a huge part in helping me lose the weight and drop sizes. I do run and whatnot, but I do use this Dvd too.

What I think about each workout:

  • I feel the Calorie Burning Inferno is the toughest workout. For me at least. It has gotten easier the more I do it. Man my chubby post baby self really struggled with that one at first. Now that I am nearly back to my old self, two pounds, I have a much easier time. But I still get out of breath. I still feel the burn, although, the next day I don’t burn quite like I used to. I have to admit that with this one, sometimes I am wondering how much longer I have left. Probably because I do struggle with this one a bit more than the others. So it is a mental thing at this point. I just need to dig and get through it. I keep telling myself I am losing inches!
  • My favorite one to do is the Jumpstart Cardio. I feel it is a good mix between cardio and strength training. I don’t find myself wondering how much is left. The workouts are fun and even different, like the frog hop at the end!
  • The Core Power Boost will make you sweat! A lot of balance and weight work with this one. I was shaky at first with the balance. Again, I had just had a baby and everything with me was “off” but after time I have gotten better. Not perfect, but better. I have noticed an improvement in my balance when doing this routine, which means my core is getting stronger.
  • Ab Flatteners Digital Workout is amazing! AMAZING! It burns oh so bad, but you know it is oh so good! Ten straight minutes without a break of ab work is just fantastic. It is not just crunches either. Sure, we do a some crunching, but there are other ab moves that work other muscles in there. I particularly like that they do one back move at the end. It really feels good to strengthen your lower back after all of that ab work. They talk about how we are just balancing things out, and I couldn’t agree more.

What I don’t like…this is a stretch…

  • I do wish the workouts could be longer, or at least that there was a longer option to choose from. Ha, I know I said that I like that they are short. But sometimes the hubby is home and I do have some more time to workout. I suppose I could just start doing more than one at a time. So like I said, this is a stretch. It is more just me probably being exhausted and wanting to say I would like more! But I probably really don’t.
  • I like this but as a warning to anyone who has bodily issues, knee, back, etc. You do a lot of jumping in this dvd. A lot. I really can’t do it upstairs because it sounds like I am coming through the ceiling to Jason and Jack. I love the jumping, a great workout, but if you have any injuries in which this isn’t a move you should be doing, you may want to consider that. They do offer some alternatives but not all the moves can be totally modified for no jumping. Just a thought!
  • That is it, really. Which are not true dislikes…ha!

What you will need:

  • Weights. I have two sets. A 3lb (bought those for when I was knocked up) and an 8lb set. I switch it up depending on my energy at that moment. Sometimes I start with the 8 and get a bit fatigued so I go down the 3lb set.
  • Gym shoes. You do a lot of jumping, it is just easier on your knees with good shoes on. I use my running shoes.
  • A positive attitude! Ready to work hard and sweat.
  • A computer, dvd player, gaming system that allows you to play dvds. I currently use my laptop.
  • That’s it! Nice and simple!

Overall I highly recommend this Dvd. I have recommended it to a lot of women I know. I can sing it’s praises every day. On a side note, her Prenatal Dvd is also amazing! I recommend that to a lot of preggo women. It is how I became introduced to this amazing pair of women.


Ha! Excuse my humor. I just thought this title was too funny. That is what my baby is, a silly little weaner hahaha. Ok…on to my post….

I went to the Baby Bistro Ice Cream Social yesterday at my hospital. Jack had been doing really well with nursing so I just briefly mentioned my issue. It was packed there too. The LC thought it could  have been that I was very sweaty the one day of the “incident.” That he may have not liked the taste because sweat tastes salty. I felt that it was so busy that I didn’t want to try to explain it all. Then last night he had a bad feed, very fussy. He tried eating for about 20 minutes, which is odd for him these days. Unless it is bedtime. Then he sometimes luxuriously nurses. He was still grumpy after. He had a hard time staying latched. Very distracted. I had just made him some apples so I fed a bit to him and he was happy. Sigh….just when I thought things were going better and that I had made a big deal over a small bump in the road. THEN last night before bed, an hour and half or so after that fussy feed and the apples it was bedtime.

He did not have to nurse to fall asleep! WHAT?!?!? I was in shock. I tried to nurse him but I think he wasn’t hungry after his apples. He snacked for a few minutes then pulled off and wanted to try to look around his dark room. So I gave him binky and put him in the crib and he put himself to sleep. He did not wake up at all last night and as a matter of fact he is still asleep.

So he is doing his own things these days and I feel like I am running behind him saying, “wait, slow down, you’re still a baby. Right??? You are still a baby?” I am going to regular Baby Bistro on Monday again to talk with her. I don’t think it will be quite the celebration it was yesterday at a normal meeting.I just want to some tips on how to deal with self-weaning. I want to go 6 more months!

Anyway on to a way more awesome note. I had not been to Bistro since Jackson was over 2 months old. I had a pumping question so I went. I really have not had a hard time with breastfeeding compared to most women. Other than now, that it seems my little man likes my cooking for him as much as his milky. Which it isn’t a constant feeding issue yet either. It is less than once a day that he has a fit about this. So I can breathe a bit easier. He isn’t on a full blown nursing strike! He is just growing up and is becoming more interested in solids sometimes. He does generally still nurse about every two hours during the day. Sometimes it is clearly just a snack, he will nurse for 4 minutes and then be done. I have decided I will be here on demand for him because I do not want him to wean. So if he wants to nurse, he gets to nurse. I truly do not believe it is a bad thing for my son to snuggle with me and nurse even if it is just because he is thirsty, stressed, lonely, or even just bored. There is nothing wrong with bonding time, and keeping my milk production flowing!

Ok back to my awesome point. So I was talking to the LC and she couldn’t quite place me. She asked if I had been there before and I explained I had and when and how long it has been. Before I left we were chatting briefly again and she said “You look SO great. I mean really fit. I think that is why I didn’t recognize you at first! You really look great!” What a compliment! It felt nice to have someone say something about how different I look already.

Jason asked me, “so was she saying you were a fatty the last time she saw you?” I said, “I don’t think so. I had just had a baby two months before that. I still had some of the mushy baby weight on me. It is a GOOD thing that someone whom I have not seen in some time notices the difference in me. If she didn’t, then it would mean all of my hard work was for nothing.” He then agreed that my analysis was true. As a note, Jason never ever once said I looked fat or big or unattractive while pregnant or after! Quite the opposite actually. He always has been unable to keep his mitts to himself when it comes to me. You have to understand his sense of humor, which is dry and sarcastic, and sometimes gets him into trouble. So when he made that comment to me, I knew that he wasn’t saying he ever thought that. He was just being funny. So don’t worry, he doesn’t and hasn’t thought I was “a fatty” because I grew and birthed him his son! I wouldn’t be married to a man who treated me that way.

It just felt nice to hear someone that I do not know say that about me. She had no reason to say this to me. She didn’t know that I work out regularly. She didn’t know that my passion is fitness. She just thought I looked that way.


I have had a super busy weekend! The only reason I am writing now is because I am watching the rebuttal of the prosecution of the Casey Anthony case. I have been following it for the past 6 weeks.

We had people over Saturday and Sunday. We were boating both days. Yesterday I tried wake boarding for the first time! I LOVED it! I have never even water skied but I wanted to try this. I was very nervous but I got up pretty easily.

a little blurry, but you get it

I was shaky, but even after a few times it seemed easier and easier. I cannot wait to try again next weekend. We spent a lot of time tubing and swimming as well.

This morning was the 5k I signed up for. I actually had a boating accident yesterday. I fell from the tube when trying to get on the boat. I slipped and my chest and arm landed on the back of the boat. I bounced off and back into the water. I was unsure last night if I was going to go this morning. But when my alarm went off at 5:45am I decided I would be angry at myself if I skipped it, so I went.

I did it in 30:56! Not too bad considering my accident and how sore I am from all the activity in general. AND for having a baby 5 months ago exactly.

On that note I lost a bit more weight. 128.8! wooo hoooo! Slowly but surely I am getting back there.

Today we head a couple hours away for a family party! Then tomorrow it is back to reality.

This weekend was so busy! I had been trying to write a post for a while. I would get a little done, and then I would be needed or have to do something else! AHHH

Yesterday I weighed myself. 129.0! Another few ounces gone!!! I even stepped on the scale three times to make sure it wasn’t wrong. It read the same all three times. I am thrilled to be so close to 128. I was thinking about how a couple months ago I was in the low 140’s! YIKES! I have lost about 30lbs total since having this baby already. I am just 5lbs away from being back to where I was.

I attribute this to the following things:

  • Running again. My body was desperate to do this again. Or I was mentally. Either way, it makes a huge difference in my life. It works better for me than the elliptical. I will have to convince Jason to sell our elliptical this winter and buy a treadmill instead ha!
  • Pilates again. Yoga was great but for some reason my body responds better to pilates training. There is nothing quite so refreshing as an awesome core workout. When you feel those core muscles burn and you just know that you body is just a little bit stronger.
  • Carrying around a 15lb baby, whether it is in my arms or when I wear him while running errands. I generally always work up a sweat. That extra weight burns extra calories for sure.
  • Bouncing and “tossing” the aforementioned 15lb baby constantly (it happens to be one thing that can make him smile and laugh when upset) I don’t really toss him in the air, you know what I mean though. Lifting him above my head and back down again. It is a great toner for the arms and if you brace your core while doing it you get some core work in.
  • Not having ridiculous preggo cravings, like Dr. Pepper and Culver’s!(REALLY I wanted those and ate them?!?!? Like my hubby said when that started happening, “Who are you!?!?!” I am happy to be back in control of myself again. Glad the hormones are no longer in control of my brain)
  • Breastfeeding. It helps when you burn calories in the middle of the night because your almost 5 month old still doesn’t sleep through the night. Huh, I guess when I am complaining about being so tired I should remember he is helping me slim down. Yeah, that’s it. My little man knows how important it is to me to get back to my pre-preggo weight. He is just trying to help out anyway he can!
  • I always park far away in parking lots, even if I do have the baby. Extra steps always help.
  • Having the energy to cook about 99% of our meals again. It really can make a huge difference when you are controlling what you put in your meals and subsequently into your body.
  • All the general movement that comes with being a stay at home mom. Cooking, cleaning, playing etc with the baby.
  • Summertime. I actually find it easier for me to lose weight in the summer and I think it is because I am so active when the weather is nice. I really don’t LIKE cold weather. I like to snuggle up inside when it is cold out, with more comfort stews and foods (I do try to keep these healthier). I still work out regularly but I just don’t do as much extra movement as I do in the summertime.
  • Not being pregnant. That is a big one! HA. I am not gaining weight anymore. My body isn’t going bananas. Not having an ever growing human being taking up residence inside your uterus really helps with weight control.
  • Not letting myself fall into that “I am so exhausted” trap. I am usually worn out and exhausted every day. But honestly, I feel better when I do find time to workout.
  • Having a supportive husband. I will admit, having a spouse who supports your lifestyle is really key. I am able to go on 3 miles runs every night because he takes care of the baby while I do that. I get a little “me time’ and a run simultaneously. It will be a little easier come August 4th when Jackson is 6 months old and I can use a jogger.

I could likely sit here and think of a thousand other little things that have contributed to this. I won’t though. I guess the bottom line is, it has become my lifestyle. Health and fitness is such a part of me. We are intertwined. It is not something I am using as a quick fix. It isn’t a yo-yo diet or workout. This is me and how I choose to live my life. It becomes easier to maintain and achieve when you make it part of your daily lifestyle.

Oh and on all of those notes, I discovered a new Pilates studio. RIGHT ACROSS THE STREET FROM MY HOUSE! They have just switched locations, which is why I never saw it before. I honestly thought I was going crazy for a bit. It is right next to my nail place, so I knew I would have seen it if it had been there a while. But I looked them up, they moved here a couple weeks ago. I am SO excited. I want to stop in sometime this week. Although, this week is extremely busy so it may have to be next week. I will post about why after Wednesday. We have something exciting going on! Ok, well I am off to squeeze in some pilates in my living room. The little man is STILL asleep. I am sure as soon as I roll down on to my mat he will wake up, but I can try, right?

Weighed myself today….129.2! That is down a bit from Sunday! I am very happy with this. It is definitely a great motivator, when you hop on the scale and see progress. I’m so close to pre-preggo weight I can taste it!!! That’s all I wanted to share 🙂

I find that weekends go by too fast. I know everyone says this, but I have realized how quickly they go since having Jackson and Jason has to head back to work on Mondays! I love being home with Jack, but I love our family time even more. He lights up around his Daddy, it is a wonderful thing to see.

That being said, this weekend was great! We had so much fun at the Father’s Day party at Gymboree on Saturday. Just the 3 of us. Yesterday we celebrated Father’s Day with Jason’s parents, my dad, my brothers Dan and Matt, and Dan’s girlfriend Melissa. It was a great visit and a great day. Jack was a little grumpy here and there, but I think he was overwhelmed with all of the people watching him and cooing over him. He is very used to just momma/jack time and then momma/dada/jack time. But I think Daddy and the Grandpa’s had a good day!

Jason's Dad, Jason, Jack, my Dad!

We spent about an hour and a half tubing on the lake. My mother in law happily stayed back with Jackson and spend some Nana/Jack time together. She was thrilled! I made some massive burgers for us, so after we grilled those, some brats, and mini burgers. One of Jason’s Father’s Day gifts was a contraption for mini burgers.

Found this at World Market

He was sooo happy with it. He loves loves loves mini burgers. It was a pretty fun contraption to use.

He didn’t even eat one of my massive burgers. Just the brats and his baby burgers. BUT I think my big guys were rather tasty. It was just a super fun family day. An all in all perfect Father’s Day. Throwing parties gets easier each time and each month Jack grows. I have hosted several things since he was born it was very stressful in the beginning. But this time, I had a lot of fun putting it all together. I forgot to make a side for food besides fruit salad. I wanted to get a potato salad or something, but it slipped my mind. Next time I wont forget.

129.4 lbs!!!!

On a different note, I have a bit more good news. I dropped a bit more weight. Nothing insane. I am at 129.4lbs.

So I lost some ounces. Even ounces are exciting these days. Jason actually asked me on Saturday to not lose any more weight. He thinks I look great now and that I was a bit too skinny before. I told him, that is unlikely. I should get back to what I was before this baby. He then said, “don’t go overboard.” He also called me an “exercise addict” yesterday. He swears it isn’t a bad thing lol.  I had to take some photos for something I am doing. Which, I will likely write about at the end of it. But, I thought I would post one here to show my progress as well. Yesterday I did not do a fixed workout, but I was running around all day getting things ready, cleaning up, etc. I also went tubing. Which is quite the upper body and core workout! I am going to try to go running tonight, if these storms are gone. If they aren’t, then maybe I will just do some pilates when Jason gets home.  I don’t think it is an addiction really. I consider myself very dedicated to working out. It has to become a dedication in your life if you want to set long-term fitness goals. If you want to be a runner you have to run regularly. Bottom line!

My last little thought….my throat is really scratchy from all the lake water I swallowed when being thrown from the tube, because I was thrown, or whipped off several times! haha My brother Dan and I went on together and even he commented, my legs would just fly out from behind me and then take the rest of my body with them! I even skipped across the water like a rock….But it was a BLAST!

What did you and your family do for Father’s Day? Anything fun? Did you relax and take it easy? Any other tubers out there???