Tuesday, July 29, 2008

I'm a Kangaroo

I've decided that I should move to Australia because I must be a kangaroo. Why else would I have this belly pouch?

Up until baby #9 I could lose the weight I gained during pregnancy. In fact, after baby #8, I attended my high school reunion weighing 15 pounds less than when I was in high school. For some reason, though, #9 did me in. I even lost all the weight from #10 (which was on top of the weight from #9).

I exercise every day. I can't go to the gym, so I work out to videos or DVDs. My favorite is The Firm. I especially love the Time Crunch Workout because I can better fit it into my day and it works me pretty hard. I've always exercised or played sports and I continue do so now because it makes me feel better. I just wish I could see the efforts of it more easily, or at all.

So it seems that no matter how hard I work out or how much I limit what I eat (I don't eat chocolate or ice cream everyday--I wish I could), it seems as though I'm destined to keep this pouch. So . . . I must be a kangaroo.


sogratefultobemormon.wordpress.com said...

wow, you are amazing!

Jennifer said...

I can totally relate to the sentiments here. It's so easy to put on weight (especially when you've had 10 kids - wow, by the way. It's awesome that you've been able to lose the weight after that! Good job) and so hard to take it off.

I've been doing a program called Body for Life, which I believe is the best program there is for getting in shape. But I haven't been strict on it for long enough to find out if it can actually get rid of my pouch.

Good luck and keep on exercising! It's great for you even if your stomach isn't flattening into a pancake. :)

Amanda said...

The Firm is a great workout video. Difficult, though. It was my second baby that did me in, but I only had 3.