Wednesday, November 5, 2008

Weight Loss/Exercise

In my post yesterday, I mentioned something on my wish list: to lose 25 lbs.

After my first baby was born, I was amazed that all the weight I'd gained during pregnancy, and even some extra pounds, just fell off. After subsequent births, I lost all the baby weight and became accustomed to my new, lower weight.

That all changed after baby #9 when I could no longer lose the weight. I lost the weight I'd gained with #10, but still couldn't shake the weight from #9. Maybe it's because I'm old now (at least according to my kids) that it seems much more difficult to lose the weight.

I've always liked to exercise. My favorite exercise DVDs are The Firm, Tae Bo, and Walk off the Pounds. While in Walmart the other day, I saw some new walking DVDs and decided to purchase them in an effort to motivate myself to increase my exercise time. I've decided to commit to using my walking DVD everyday for the next two months and see if it makes a difference. The DVD (with Leslie Sansone) is an hour long and is the equivalent of 4 miles. I'm hoping it'll jump start some weight loss and help me get in better shape (so I can chase my 2 year old around and actually be faster than he is).

I'll keep you posted.


Tulsi said...

Wow. I can't imagine having the time to breath with 10 kids. I need to commit to walking this winter. We didn't do much at all this summer. At least we know now why Steve didn't feel like walking this summer, so that is good.

La Mujer Loca said...

You sure don't look like you need to lose 25 lbs. But exercise is always good. Good luck!

ali said...

You can do this Rebecca! Good luck!

Kimberley Griffiths Little said...

Hi Rebecca, I found you through Candace Salima. I LOVE The Firm - I have a ton of their tapes and DVDs. Good luck on the weight loss. I need to get rid of 20, but it just gets harder the older we get. ;-D

Kim said...

I'm right there with you, Rebecca. I just had a birthday and weight loss was one of my personal "New Year's" resolutions. I'm determined this is my year.