Nathan is Hebrew and means "gift from God" - we couldn't have been more blessed than to have been chosen as his parents!

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Saturday, February 7, 2009

Those Last Few Pounds

My greatest fear about pregnancy was the weight gain. It was more like sheer paranoia. In high school I was heavier but after graduation I hit the gym - hard. At one point I had lost so much weight that when I went to give blood they made me get on the scale to make sure I was at a safe weight to be donating. Obsession would be accurate. That was then.

For the past 12 years I've been a faithful and avid gym enthusiast. But, when I finally got pregnant, after four years of trying, the doctors banned me from the gym because the baby wasn't gaining enough weight and they weren't sure if the gym was a contributing factor. Yikes.

Needless to say, I was the Pillsbury Dough Girl when I had Nathan! I really could have cared less because the baby's health was the only thing that mattered. But, five weeks after my C-section I was back in the gym. The weight has come off slow and I got on the scale for the first time since being pregnant this week. I was mentally ready.

I will freely admit, I'm not prepregnancy weight yet - I have almost two pounds to go . And, I've figured out a way to get there.

I really dislike cardio - it bores me but I appreciate it's value and know I need to just do it. So, I got creative.

I've figured out a way to attach my lap top to my treadmill!!!! Now, when Nathan takes his morning nap I do my school work, listen to XM radio, and distract myself online!! It's awesome. I've written this entire post from my treadmill!!! Who said you can't do it or have it all!!!

I have a new reason to be obsessed about my health - Nathan. I need to be around for a long time - I need to know he's going to be ok. Sure, I know God is in control of the timing but I have to do what I can ~ my part.

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