My body after 35

I am going to be 38 this September. I have been struggling to figure out my new normal. Back in 2013 I had reached 118 pounds and I thought that was my fat weight. Now you have to know I am a very petite build short in stature and always had worn double zeros until I hit 30 then I was in 0 and 2. Don’t hate me it’s just  my build and genetics. However after I got engaged at end of 2013 and started gaining a lot of weight. I did not notice until before leaving for the honeymoon I noticed everything was very tight and not fitting well. Then it was a 15 day cruise and we definitely  consumed a lot of calories and I did not get in any workouts. By the time I started to exercise juice and get weight to start coming off and then we were blessed with an unexpected pregnancy and  even though I was sick for most of it I still managed to gain about 30 pounds and when I left hospital I had edema and had gained an extra 20 pounds of water weight and was even heavier than when I arrived at hospital. That weight did shed off pretty quick while I was breast-feeding in the first few weeks. However I have been stuck at a range of 132-136 ever since and my daughter is now 18 months old. I will admit I have not been on a regular workout plan. But my diet is pretty healthy I just won’t give up pasta and sweets completely as I love food. But I have gone through hormonal changes like night sweats and two separate months I was growing facial hair which was disturbing. I have had issues falling asleep as well. I am working on getting on a healthier meal plan and trying a cleanse. I also want to plan to workout at least three days a week for one hour. I am going to get my first physical in quite sometime later this month. So I am hoping that might show me where I should be at since I feel like my gut is uncomfortably big and keep reading how people have up to 20 pounds of built of waste and toxins that they are not flushing out. I wonder if that is the case for me. I want to be healthy size for my height build and age and I want to be stronger and more toned. I will be working on this in the coming months and will write about it as I go. Wish me luck! and thanks for reading.

Published by 40fitmom

My Name is Jennifer .I was born and raised in California.I am the proud mother of two incredible children Brandon and Savannah.I enjoy trying new things,Outdoor adventures,new recipes, and travel, just to name a few.I hope to encourage others to try new things! I strive to learn as much as possible. I am on a journey to be my best self. Working out more drinking half my body weight in water. Meditating and journaling to find inner peace. I am working on my self esteem and have lots of goals I’m working towards. I cherish my family and friends and never take a single moment for granted.

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