Friday, June 3, 2011


The time has come. My blog needs a makeover. BAD!

If you've followed me for a while, you know that I have a tendency to write a few blog posts and then kind of disappear for a while. Not intentionally of course, but I usually just let life get in the way. 

I truly will not let that happen anymore. 

I need to get back into blogging because quite frankly I've missed it and I've missed the support that I got from this wonderful community. 

So, please allow me to reintroduce myself.

My name is Jennifer and I am 22 (soon to be 23) years old. I live in Madison, WI and I embarked on my healthiness journey on August 13th, 2009. Between then and the end of December 2009 I lost 40 pounds. I did this through exercise and eating less. 

The day after Christmas that year I found out that I was 2 months pregnant with my first child. Not only was I blessed with a beautiful baby girl on July 31st, 2010 but I also added 55 pounds on to my body throughout my pregnancy. 

Here is a picture of her a few months ago. She is my entire world and the reason why I'm still fighting the battle of the bulge. At her birth I weighed 285 pounds. I am now down to 249 and fighting for every single ounce.

Right now I am counting my calories and doing a combination of Turbo Fire (a kickboxing workout) and P90X. These workouts are AMAZING and definitely make it a little easier to work out each day. My goal is to be down between 130-140 pounds. That's a little over 100 pounds to lose.

I will soon be updating my pictures on my pictures page because they are out of date. 

I'm very excited to be back and excited to pick up where I left off on encouraging each and every one of you. 


1 comment:

  1. Keep believing in yourself.

    You have a big reason to do this now. You have a little girl who needs a happy healthy Mum, because if you're not as physically able sometimes to keep up with her, your love won't be able to be enough, when you're not able to express it properly sometimes and you will be in a physical state she may consider acceptable when she's older.

    I know you have all the attributes to be a wonderful Mum, because you have a quite beautiful personality and I wish you every success with parenting.

    You ARE ready for this, but you need to remember you're changing your physiology for two now, not just for your benefit, so you have more reasons and more motivation now to do this and I believe that you can, as long as you accept you're human, you will make mistakes and learn from them and move on quickly, without them taking over your mindset and setting you back a bit.

    I know you can make your child deserve you, by being the kind of Mother she needs, so don't let anyone or anything set you back and keep believing, because you deserve a better physical future and your child deserves a fully capable Mum, who is up to the challenges and occasional rigours of parenting.

    You CAN be that person, there is no doubt for me, so don't ever doubt it either, because this is one reason why you were born, so you could one day give birth to and raise one or more children, that could grow up to be great people.


    :-) :-).