Here goes nothing. So obviously, I'm a working mother of three. But I also am working, tirelessly to complete my degree. I started it years ago, after I graduated high school, but it was just not a priority then. Not only did I not know where I was going or what I was doing with my life, but I was completely off base about my career choice. Luckily somehow I ended up where I am and where I am meant to be. I have been back in school for over two years now and I have about a year left. It isn't easy and I spend a lot of nights up late, laying in bed, working on homework next to my sleeping husband. Which is so not fun. I like to sleep. I like to sleep a lot. With three kiddos three years old and younger, I need sleep. I will say though that C definitely makes up for those late nights on the weekends. It's rare I wake up before 8am on Saturday and Sunday... And it's not because my children sleep in. S is ruthless... She will likely never sleep in.
Another journey I recently decided to take is a fitness journey. Before I got pregnant with Em, C and I would go workout almost every night. I was finally starting to feel normal and good again when I got that positive. She was very much planned, but also halted my fitness journey. I definitely used pregnancy as an excuse to not workout, not eat well, and fall back into my old ways. So recently a friend and I decided we were going to see a personal trainer. I was about 5 months post partem when we decided and I was so unsure about it. I like have to have the right mind set to jump back into something like this and I wasn't sure I was there yet, but I decided to try it anyways. It's been a little over a month since then and I couldn't be more thankful for this experience. It's not always easy to go to the gym or eat the way we are supposed to but we work together so it makes things easier. I am feeling so much better these days. I dropped red bull. Which is huge for me. I was drinking it daily just to get through the day. Now I go most days without any caffeine. I've lost about 4lbs and 3% body weight. I still have a long way to go before I reach my goal but I'll get there. I am not in a rush. I want to change my lifestyle so that I can be healthy for my husband, my babies, myself. So over the next 5 or so months I will be documenting my progress. Our contract with the personal trainer is for 6 months and I'm a little over a month in. My ultimate goal is 130lbs and 20% body fat. When I started I was 147.9lbs and 30% body fat. I am currently 143.8lbs and 27% body fat. I can't wait to see what the next month brings but I am definitely hoping to break that 140 mark! Wish me luck!