Monday, July 27, 2009

The Biggest Loser

My second pregnancy was far different than my first.  One of the major differences was in my diet and exercise regime.  I had SUCH a healthy pregnancy with Ty; with McKay, not so much.  As a result, after Mac was born, I was left with tons of excess weight and a long battle ahead to lose it!  When a group of women in our ward decided to start a "Biggest Loser" program, I thought it would be the perfect way to get myself motivated.  Our competition lasted 12 weeks, with a weigh-in each week just like they do on the show.  Our final weigh-in was today, and I lost 15 pounds in 12 weeks!  I know that that's not an astronomical number, but I feel really good about it.  I changed my lifestyle dramatically while doing this competition.  I get up between 6 and 6:30 each morning and go running before my family is up.  12 weeks ago (3 weeks after McKay was born), it took me 36 minutes and 11 seconds to run three miles.  On Friday, I ran 3 miles in 28:25.  I have really changed the way I eat, too.  My clothes fit better, and I feel WAY better, which is the most important thing.  I am not back to my pre-pregnancy weight yet, but this experience has given me the confidence that I will be able to get there.  In the mean time, I think I am going to use the money I won to buy myself a new swimsuit!

6 comments:

Everyday Thoughts said...

GOOD FOR YOU! I hope to get back into my running after this baby is born too! Being summer and all, I don't feel I should be running outside while pregnant. Oh well, I will get back into it! How much money did you win?!?
Hope things are going well! Your boys are adorable!!
-Amy

brandandbrit said...

Good job Meg! That is so great! You have motivated me to start running.

MamaT said...

That is awesome Meggin! I agree that exercising and eating well definitely improves your mood and confidence in yourself, and let's be honest, you need all the warm fuzzies you can get as a mother of two. Keep it up.

Chanda & Curtis Moore said...

15 pounds in 12 weeks is pretty awesome! Great job!!

Dev/Meg said...

Yay Meg! I just started working out again last week and it's amazing how much better I feel too.

Queen Elizabeth said...

Ok, I found you through a search but we are thinking of doing the same thing in our ward. Is there any way you could e-mail me and let me know the details of how you did it and what you would change? Not super-urgent. lizmacd(at)gmail(dot)com. Thanks!