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Losing the Baby Weight 6 Months Postpartum Check-In #bodyafterbaby

So... how'd we all do through the holidays? OK, I know we still have New Year's to go, but that's not a big deal for me. We're old married people and not really doing anything this year. 

I did amazing and I did terrible.

First, the amazing. If you follow me on Instagram you know I did #holiday2adays (worked out twice a day) through most of December. Gold star for workouts.

I also did pretty amazing on my food for the normal days. The party-get-together-celebration days...

That's where the terrible comes in. Too too too many Paleo treats (on the upside I perfected a Paleo double chocolate muffin recipe). A bit more dairy than my body tends to do well with. Oh, and wine.

The past few years I've been bulletproof through the holidays. This year? Not so much. I started struggling at Thanksgiving and struggled right on through. I gained weight back. Ah well. Moving on...

I just love a shiny New Year. Filled with hope and possibility. I know, I know, so many moan and groan about the resolution crowd, but I think it's a fun time with so many having a renewed vigor for health and fitness!

Resolutions aren't really my thing, but I'm big on setting goals. I sat down this past week and mapped out what I want to get done for 2014 in all areas of my life. 

2014 is looking pretty amazing! 

I'm launching a new blog, The Paleo Homestead, and my family has all sorts of fun, amazing, crazy, wild adventures planned. Dreams do come true.

As far as health, fitness, and running I've set two goals:
  1. I will get back into 5k shape and run 2 or 3 of those. 
  2. I will get to my pre-pregnancy weight by Baby O.'s one year birthday (June 25th).
With everything else we have going on that's pretty much it (ya, like that's all easy peasy!). I'm mostly going to focus on consistency. With workouts, running, and food.

For January I'll be focusing on:

Accountability helps me so much, so I've decided to share my monthly workout plans here. For January I'll be doing my TurboFire Advanced DVDs (and running). If you're interested, here's my TurboFire Advanced DVD workout schedule

Weekly weigh-ins also must come back. I'm not sure if I'll do them here, on instagram, vine, or you tube, but I need them.

Tracking also needs to happen. Yes, I eat very well (ie healthy, Paleo), but yes, I can still tend to eat too much. I think I'm going to go back to My Fitness Pal. Anyone have a tracking method they love madly?

Six months postpartum. Where did the time go? For a few days the beginning of December I got very down and discouraged about the fact that I've made very little progress in losing the baby weight. I whined and wallered in I've-worked-so-hard-with-no-results self pity. Then, I took a hard look at my choices. Consistency has been lacking in all areas. Doing great two days and terrible five will not bring me to where I want to be.

But, no regrets. I have now and I choose to kick butt with my nowIt's a constant process, but I'll get back to where I was pre-baby, in that ZONE. I believe in me. ;)

Bring on January, bring on 2014. I'm ready to make it AWESOME!