Friday, March 5, 2010

Let's get this party started!

I am finally feeling motivated to do something about this weight gain since being gluten-free. It seems like it should have been going in the opposite direction, that I should have lost weight, but I was one of those fortunate people who lost lots of weight before diagnosis to gain it back after (note the sarcasm). I guess I have just been going crazy baking and trying to prove gluten-free foods are just as good, if not better than gluten-filled foods.

I joined a gym. Something I have not done in 5 years! The last time I was at the gym I was 8 months pregnant and probably in better shape than I am now. But I am so sick of this, and ready to get working on myself, to not only feel better, but to also hopefully get in great shape so I can get pregnant all over again, and go into it being the best I can be.

I started out doing zumba a few weeks ago, which I am doing 2 times week and am totally in love with, in addition to walking 5 miles 3-4 mornings a week. The cardio is great, but I am really wanting to tone my arms, back, legs, shall I continue?? So, I gave in and joined Anytime Fitness, which is where I take zumba class. I must say, looking out onto Lake Michigan sure makes working out a bit easier, it makes a great backdrop. It is nice that I have the ability to work out at 3am if that I what I am craving, but I highly doubt that will ever happen. I am way too paranoid for that nonsense.

I am trying to be realistic, and using my little sister's wedding, in October, as my goal, I just want to look good in my bridesmaid dress, and not look like a chunky monkey compared to all of the other beautiful girls in the wedding.

And if after that time we decide to TTC (trying to conceive) then all the better. That is whole other topic, but the short version is this....we have a wonderful daughter, who will be 5 next week, and I would absolutely love to have another, especially now with her going into kindergarden, and me craving to have a tiny baby again. Oh, and her constant asking for a baby sister doesn't help either. However, at the very end of my pregnancy I developed severe pre-eclampsia and HELLP syndrome. It definitely deserves a post of its own, but let's just say that is the reason she is currently an only child, because I am terrified to put her mom's life at risk to go through pregnancy again.

Why can't having another baby be as easy as finding a pregnant high school student like in Juno? But, sadly, it is not that easy. I even joked with my friend yesterday that I needed to start hanging out where all the knocked-up teenagers hang out who want to give up their babies. I know we could give a baby a great home, it is just the getting one that I can't get my head around.

But what's most important to is to be as healthy as I can be for my family. I am determined to take an active role in making that happen..because hey, I wanna be a MILF!


  1. You go girl! This is a very impressive workout regime.

    I too, was a "lucky" on who gained weight after starting the gf diet. My doctor actually didn't want to test me for Celiac because I wasn't losing a lot of weight. Boo.

    You motivate me to get moving too!

  2. I hate the gaining weight part, I thought it would make me loose weight like others I have read about, but nope :( My GI tells me it is because of all the baking and baked goods I eat. it is extremely frustrating!

    Too bad you are not closer, we could work out together!

  3. I totally hear ya! I lost a ton of weight when I was first diagnosed, but then as I added everything back in (gluten free versions, of course!) the weight crept back up.

    I'm so happy to hear you are doing Zumba! I've never done it, but hear such good things. I joined Jazzercise and lost a ton of weight that way and it was fun as all heck. Dancing away the pounds is the best way I think.

    You go girl!

  4. I literally LOL'd about the GF baking. Unfortunately they do have calories!
    Sounds like you have a very realistic goal. Best wishes!