"From Mom Jeans.....to Marathon!"
Here we are, 1 week down in my five month journey to the NewYork City Marathon (sponsored by ING )! I am so incredibly excited to be running this year for the Standing Tall organization. This has been a long standing goal of mine, and I am proud to say that I have started my journey towards completing this monumental goal in just a few short months (November 7, 2010)! Nutrisystem has given me an incredible tool to help me achieve this with their customized food plan. Nutrisystem helps to provide the proper nutrition, and portion sizes making it easier to lose the weight, and keep it off ; by learning how to choose the proper foods and portion sizes.
I still have "baby" weight that I have not successfully lost (the baby isn't a baby anymore, so there are no excuses :). When we found out that we were expecting our second child, I had only lost half of the weight from my first pregnancy. This made it twice as hard to lose the weight after I had my daughter. With an additional 30 pounds on top of the 30 pounds that I gained during my pregnancy with my daughter it seemed impossible. I could never quiet push past the plateau's to get rid of all the excess weight. With two children, and the demands of everyday life, I gave up more times than I'd like to admit (gaining the weight back every time). I know that many mom's have this issue (some lucky ones don't...oh how I wish I was you!) which doesn't make me feel so alone in this struggle.
How exciting is this?!I have been on the Nutrisystem program for 1 week now. Over the week, I followed the plan closely, and used the provided food journal to track what I am ate and when. I have also been walking/jogging 6 miles every day with my daughter in the jogging stroller. By kicking up the exercise and following the Nutrisystem program I lost a total of 4 1/2 pounds this week! I never felt left out at the table with my family during meal's! There is always a Nutrisystem food choice that is close to what they are eating, so I fit right in at the dinner table and I don't feel slighted. My favorite food choices with Nutrisystem so far is the thick crust pizza and the chocolate chip pudding! YUM! If I new it would be this easy and delicious I would have done this a long time ago!
Updates coming soon! "From Mom Jeans....To Marathon!" posts will publish on Monday's, June through October chronicling my journey through weight loss with Nutrisystem, and Marathon training with two small children in tow!
What a great week...now just 36 pounds to go!
It won't be easy, but the rewards will be priceless!
Want to start a journey of your own? Have a goal that needs fullfilling? You can find Nutrisystem at http://www.nutrisystem.com/
DISCLOSURE: Nutrisystem has provided me with their weight loss food program free of charge. I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed in this post are my own. I am disclosing this in accordance with the Federal Trade Commission’s 16 CFR, Part 255