I think when I got pregnant with Caroline I had this fantasy that my body would rebound ala Heidi Klum or Angelina Jolie.  I’ll never forget the day I was staring at my naked self in the mirror and I realized that my sweet cheeked daughter gave me stretch marks.  I think I cried–that coupled with the C-Section scar was just too much for me.  That may sound selfish and vain but this is about our honest experiences and I honestly had a meltdown.

I was definitely one of those women who rubbed Jergens firming lotion on her belly multiple times a day (that crap doesn’t work) and I didn’t gain that much weight while pregnant either–21 pounds–so WHY did I have stretch marks? Because of my mom?  Can I scream at her now? Ugh!  I was so upset. I’m still upset and not over it.

August 2010

Once I realized I had stretch marks (and this random fat pocket that I think was caused by my C-Section but that’s a whole other blog) it was all down hill from there…I thought well hell…I’ll never want to show off this stomach anymore so what does it matter if it’s a six pack or a keg…who cares…and so I started eating.  At the time, I was pumping and going a million miles a minute with a newborn that I didn’t see any results of my change in eating habits and lack of exercise.  It wasn’t until January of this year..I started developing a second chin, my pants were a little tighter, arms were a little jigglier and life just got a little less sexy.  I started to get lazy because I was jiggly and I’ve just gone down this crazy spiral.  It’s amazing how one pound turns into four and four turn into ten and before you know it, your size whatever shirts don’t fit you anymore.

But this isn’t about how I got here (…we all know how I got here…it’s that extra cookie or queso or cocktail (my weakness)…) this is about what I am doing about it because I am sick and tired of sitting down and having to pull my jeans over my belly roll…you know what I’m talking about ladies…I’m sick of it!  I am by no means in the realm of being a contestant on the Biggest Loser but I’ve gained too much weight for me and it’s not healthy anymore and I want to be a role model for my daughter and our future children when it comes to all things..including fitness…so it’s time to make a change!

Starting Monday (October 31), I will be working with Adrien at CrossFit Round Rock on getting back in shape. It’s not about a number or a certain pant size, it’s about changing my lifestyle and making it healthier for me and my family.  I can’t wait to share this journey with you all and hopefully inspire some of you all to get healthy, too.

I hear CrossFit is brutal but I’m looking forward to it and can’t wait to fill you in on how it goes on Monday! Eeeek! Stay tuned for some before pictures…no worries…they won’t be in a swimsuit 😉

Workin’ on my Fitness.



  1. You looked awesome last time I saw you! I agree (and I never thought I would say this) starting to exercise isn’t about the size whatever loss – for me, I’ve realized that it’s just made me feel….better all around – my mood (possibly has to do with those jeans that all of the sudden fit again!), my energy levels. I’m a happy camper – tell me how cross fit is for you, and if you like it. I’ve hit plateau with my cardio and it’s hard to make me even want to do that part of my workout!

    • I think I’m going to have a love/hate relationship with it. It’s one of those things that’s never the same so that’s awesome about it but it’s brutal every day so that’s not so awesome.

      I’ll be blogging about it…if I can move from the couch to my desk after my first work out…so stay tuned for that goodness!

      Is there a CrossFit by you? I know there is one in Gvine…

  2. So happy for you, your a beautiful girl regardless but I completely understand! I just lost 30 lbs & I’m finally feeling healthly & strong again! Can’t wait to see your results 🙂 excited to share your journey good luck!! Also didn’t know cross fit was here in RR good to know!

  3. Good luck! I gotta tell you, this is round three for me to lose 20 pounds and while it’s about being fit- it’s also totally about pants size for me! I have no clothes to wear!


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