Monday, July 16, 2012


Well hello again everyone! I wanted to share my weight loss journey with you all.  After having Briggan, I realized getting out for a run would never be an easy feat again.  So, I also began looking for a weight loss program that would be safe while breastfeeding.  I decided before everything else, I needed to cut back on my pop.  Any of you that know me well, you know how much I love Coca-Cola! A friend of mine suggested I try Spark, which is a low calorie drink made by Advocare.  I tried it and was hooked! They have so many flavors to choose from!  So, after looking around their website I saw that they have a product called the 24 day challenge.  I was intrigued because people were losing on average 10 lbs. in the 24 days!  There is no magic pill.  It is basically the common sense we all know will help us lose the weight, eat clean, exercise, and give your body the nutrition it needs.  I liked this mentality!  No matter how much I would love there to be any easy fix, I know it takes hard work!  So, I began the challenge designed for nursing mothers.

So.......I lost 13 lbs. and 4 inches! and I have lost another 2 inches since then!  My weight loss has slowed down because my diet has not been nearly as strict.  I noticed my milk supply went down a little bit, so I am allowing myself a little leeway with the calories.  The best news is that I feel great! My energy levels are higher than they have been in a long time, and I have been getting more running time in.  I decided that I would like to get my Advocare products for a discount so I signed up as a distributor.  I am really excited about this!  I like to think of it as a second job to help pay down my student loans! 

Saturday, July 14, 2012

First Post!

I am officially writing my first blog post!  Do I know what I am doing.....well no, but I am an adventurous gal willing to try it without training wheels!  Here I come world!!  Ha ha!  I wanted to start this page to document our life as a family. I was inspired by a friend who has an awesome blog that I follow. Her page is here

Our summer has been a busy one. We are adjusting to life with a baby and all that comes with it. The first few months were overwhelming as I was trying to loss weight, go back to work, and take care of our little family.  Briggan has not been a great sleeper, and we have recently had to begin sleep training.  It has been going great!  It is a much brighter world when momma and baby are getting restful sleep!

I'll keep this short and just add a few random baby pics!.

                                              Running is hard work! Crashed in the stroller.
                                             Swimming in Alaina's pool! What a water baby!
                                I wasn't feeding him fast enough, so he grabbed the banana himself!
                           Daddy went to the Bultman's auction and found snowboots for Briggan!
Getting back into the swing of running. Gas Capital 5k, Briggan's first full 5k! He slept the whole way though  :)