CONGRATS to Lindsey on her amazing transformation over our 10 week contest. She averaged losing a bit over a pound a week and definitely shaped up here post baby body!! I’m so proud of you and very excited for the MOJO you’ve regained as a busy mom of 2!!
#1-General INFO and Questions~
Name: Lindsey K of ND
Number of children and ages : 2
Why did you enter the “SuperSTAR Success” contest by BuffMother? To lose the baby weight…she was born in March and change my habits to be a better example for my family!
What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days? Rally Room, preparation for each week POA and meal planning
How do you feel about your success? Fabulous!
What obstacles did you have to overcome in order to attain your goals? Getting to the gym on days following bad nights of sleep and changing habit of ice cream with my hubby after kids go to bed.
What would you like to tell the world about BuffMother ? Buffmother and the RallyRoom are awesome! BuffMother is so encouraging and makes this journey accessible to any women in any circumstance. More than anything, there is consistent information, motivation and accountability. LOVE!
Can I have your permission to post your entry and photos online? Sure
height: 5’ 11
Starting Date:__8/29/12_______ weight:___165.0________
Ending Date:__10/31/12_______ weight:___153.6_____ 11.4 pounds lost!!
Today’s cycle day- not sure…don’t have a cycle due to nursing
Please list the following measurements: Before After
Bust (around breasts the biggest part): 35” 34”
Chest- relaxed (just under armpits above breasts with arms down at your sides): 34” 33”
Chest- flexed back and chest (just under armpits with arms down at your sides): 36.5” 35”
Waist- relaxed (the smallest part): 32” 28.5”
Waist-sucked in (the smallest part): 30” 27”
Hips (the largest part of your butt): 40” 37”
Shoulders (around the outside of your shoulders with your arms at sides): 42” 41”
Biceps (relaxed at midpoint of upper arm): 12” 11”
Biceps (flexed at midpoint of upper arm): 12.5” 12”
Thigh-mid (about 8” above knee cap): 20.5” 19.5”
Thigh- upper (about 12” above knee cap): 23.5” 21.5
Calf (about 7” below knee joint): 15” 14”
Where are you in your journey? I’ve made major progress over the last 10 weeks. I lost the remainder of my baby weight and then some and I’m feeling stronger, more confident and happy to be back in my pre-pregger clothes. My daily habits have adapted considerably and take less thought…like my water intake, protein and green focused meals, etc.
Did you reach your goals and aspirations? Yes, my goal was to be more fit at 32 and after two babies than before. I’m feeling leaner than before and have been bit by the lifting bug. I hadn’t focused on strength training since college so it’s amazing to be back at it.
Where do you see this challenge brought you? It brought back some of my focus to me when I was accustomed to caring for everyone else first. Now, at least I’m on the daily agenda!
Do you have any lingering concerns? No, just hoping to recommit and focus on my next goals.
Do you feel you made an impact on your legacy during this contest? Yes! I’ve got my mojo back!
your WHY? I want to show my daughter, now 7 months old, how to be a strong and confident woman and lead my family by example. I tell myself all the time…be the example and also challenge= change! J
Did you feel the support group helped you stay on track? Yes, I enjoy the rally room but read more than blogging myself. I’ve fallen off over the last several weeks but look forward to staying connected. Knowing there is a network of women out there striving toward similar goals is motivating and inspiring. Plus, whenever I have posted, I got great feedback and positive boosts from the ladies.
What tactics did you use to stay focused and engaged for the entire 70 days? I set my POA every Sunday and making those intentions a conscious decision helped me. Also, making sure I kept the house stocked with my good eats was crucial.
Did you reward yourself when you hit certain goals along the way? Yep, I finally got my hair cut since having the babe!
What other thoughts are in your head at the moment? I loved the weekly challenges and will miss those or have to set them for myself again! My favorite weeks were the 100 lunges a day, 10 vacuums per day and the three greens a day.
#4- Comment about your HORMONES
Did you GET to know your body? Yes and no. I still don’t have a cycle due to nursing and have been tracking how I feel but I think it will take a few more months for me to figure out my c-days.
Did you learn about your good c-days, your bad c-days, your weight fluctuations, etc?… Sort of.. I had much more awareness of my body and how I was feeling. It was the first time I was really evaluating how I felt daily and considered the impact that hormones could be playing. Before this challenge, I never even considered hormones as a factor. OF course with two small kids, I always assumed my physical and mental state was a reflection on how much sleep we were getting. Now, I’m aware of our sleep but also hormones, water, nutrition, etc.
Did anything surprise you? Yes, I was really concerned about nursing and keeping up my production while upping my workouts and changing my diet with significantly more greens. I worried that it could make our baby, Joy, gassy or something if my milk changed. Thankfully, It hasn’t had any negative impact on that front. Yay!
#5- Favorite Journal/Blog Posts
take a peek back at your blogs– what were some of your favorite entries from the 10 weeks? Probably just my enthusiasm and eagerness at the beginning of the 10 weeks.
Did anyone else’s impact you along the way? Yes, definitely. I love that the RR is filled with women of all ages and stages of fitness. Whether someone was prepping for a competition or just trying to lose some lbs, the group is very inviting and supportive. They continue to inspire me to get better!