Thursday, January 20, 2011

Kicking Butt!!

Well, the girls are doing just absolutely wonderful!!  I honestly can't believe how fast they are growing.  They are about 4 1/2 months old now and you could never guess they were preemies just by looking at them.  As of a few days ago Eve is 13 lbs 14 oz, May is 13 lbs 8 oz, and Lily is 14 lbs!!  They are doing so well.  And yes, they all are sleeping consistently through the night, 7pm-7am!!  Those are some lucky parents =)

 May, Lily, Eve (I think I got that right!!)

I haven't seen them in over a month.  I'm gonna have to make a trip though really soon so that I can get my baby fix.  Milk is still being delivered by my mom (I live a little far now for regular milk drop offs).  Sadly, I feel my pumping days are ending here sooner than later =(  I know... I did an awesome job and gave those girls an amazing thing, but at the same time, I am sad that my body just isn't producing like it used to.  Day by day, I am gradually pumping less.  My IP's completely understand and will take every last drop.  I am so happy that the girls will still be getting breast milk after I retire; I found them an amazing surrogate that just had twins who was looking to pump for someone.  She has started out great and producing soooo much milk!!  You know who you are... thank you and keep up the good work =)

Besides my body just naturally wanting to give up and be done with pumping, I have adjusted my eating habits tremendously and am on a strict diet created by my personal trainer.  I have never eaten so healthy in my life and it is making me feel GREAT!!  She put me on a specific diet exactly one week ago and gave me an exercise plan; in just 7 days I LOST 9 POUNDS!!!  Proud??  Very!!!  I can't believe how much can change just by switching your diet and sticking to it.  Everything I eat is fresh.  That makes for frequent shopping trips =)  Nothing is boxed, frozen, fried, or sweet.  It has been so difficult for me, but seeing those results are just amazing.

So, today was my first training session with my amazing trainer, Melissa.  After my health assessment, looks like I need to lose 19 more pounds to have an ideal body fat of 21%.  I'm already down to my pre-triplet pregnancy weight, but I am shooting for more!!  I am my trainer's special project... she has high hopes and doesn't doubt that I will reach my goal by June.  So, the first session began...

I think today was the hardest I ever pushed myself. Yes, I can do hours of cardio and be just fine.  But, this woman gave me the hardest strength training hour of my life!!  I didn't realize how weak my body really is.  She got down to those core muscles and really made them wake up.  I was pushed to my last efforts; as funny as it actually was, I blacked out after our last exercise.  Yes, totally blacked out, on the verge of fainting.  I got up from our floor exercise (probably a little too fast), attempted the cool down stretches, and my vision when completely black.  I got extremely pale, nauseous, and dizzy.  I finally snapped out of it about 10 minutes later.  Embarrassing??  To say the least!!  Wow, she really did her job and kicked my butt!  LOL!!  I am dreading our next session, but at the same time, I can't wait.

I am going to have an amazing transformation (I have to keep telling myself that).  She promises to get me in a yellow bikini (that's what she wants me to wear in my "after" picture) as long as I keep up the diet and exercise.  And when I do reach my goal, or as close as I can by summer, I will reveal those before and after pics!!


  1. Wow, I'm excited about your personal trainer and the program! Where can I get one of those!? :-) The food sounds like what I eat already (nothing from a box/package) but I do cheat quite regularly. :-( It does make for frequent shopping, but I like to think about how shopping used to be in maybe the 1600s? Go to an open air market right down the street almost daily because there was no refrigeration and everything would have been fresh-picked. It makes sense that we SHOULD shop more frequently to get the best freshest food (but stop the impulse buys of Lofthouse Cookies).

    I can't BELIEVE they're sleeping through the night!!

  2. Oh my!! Just look at those chunky monkeys!!! Way to go, Momma!! Milk DOES the body good!! :)
    That's awesome on your results in only 7 days!! Looking forward to those before and after pics!

  3. Those sweet girls are just too cute!!!! :) And I'm so proud of you (w/out knowing you) with taking the exercise and eating right so seriously!!! That is awesome and I can't wait to see your transformation. Good luck and keep it up!!!!!!!!

  4. They are already getting soooo big! :) I'm stoked the IPs send pictures you can keep us posted.

    I can't believe you have 19 pounds to lose . . . you look so tiny to me already. If we're talking ideal weight, I'd have a goo 50 to lose- YIKES!

  5. New follower here. Just wanted to say that your surro triplets are soooo adorable!! And congrats on kicking butt with the personal trainer! I know it's tough!