Wednesday, March 12, 2008

Here' s the real deal!


Hey everyone, So here's the real deal... I totally thought i only gained 40lbs when i was pregnant but i gained about 48-50!!! Yep. that's the truth. i'll not do that again and i know what i can do better next time. I'm just grateful i don't have a controlling, jerky, critical husband like some peoples men. Brandon was along for the ride with me carrying Aria and all and i'm so lucky to have such a wonderful man. About 5 weeks after Aria was born we had a family reunion in San Diego and here's me then. Mind you, i had already lost 12 lbs from the day she was born. Look at Aria's little foot and see where my belly is sticking out(b&w Pic). Look at my face and arms and just all of me.



I hate looking at these pics but it's a good reminder of where i'm not going again! I wouldn't normally show ANYONE this at all. but i just want you all to know my starting point.


Now, this is me currently. I 've Lost 55 lbs or so( the numbers keep going down so fast i'm sure i'm off b/c i weighed myself last week). I achieved  my weight loss by eating better, getting a good night sleep and SWEAT! (also, stay busy- you'll eat less, even if it's just cleaning or crafting!)I work out all the time_ i mean 4-6 times a week. Sometimes i work out and feel so sick, like i'm going to loose my breakfast! but it's been so worth it. Nora is an added boost to helping me lose it and i'm grateful for her and her experience and encouragement. She's a killer and i love it. I do my homework and eat right- just ask Brandon!


So, needless to say it's a drastic improvement. AND i'm not even close to being done. This pic is now my new before pic! Yep, I'm currently already in my regular size pants/ clothes and such but i plan on being even smaller- like when i was first married! I'm not giving you all numbers of what i currently weigh but i will tell you, i'll be 20 lbs. lighter than i am now and have better body fat %. So, ladies and friends, If you're struggling with your weight... this is what it all comes down to... Are you so disgusted with your body that your willing to do something about it every day? Sacrifice is everything. Your body and your Spirit are worth the effort! If you always do what you've always done, you'll always get what you've always got!
~C

10 comments:

Lewieville said...

Wow! you look great. Good job. You look so different even from Christmas. (nice haircut too) I have thought of doing before and after's but my afters are still not that great (no flat stomach) even though I am now in a size 10! Yeah for both of us!!!

AHEM said...

hot momma!

The Allen Fam said...

I'm not sure if you saw the news on my blog page about the trip this summer, but I have been misrable with how I look and feel, and I have tried and tried again to loose the weight but to no avail. After about 4 weeks I give up. What do you recommend to stick with it because I really want to have fun on the trip and actually lay out on the deck in a nice swimsuit and get a really nice pix with my husband for the first time in a long time. I have finally decided that I am going to force myself to be better, and to do the one thing I hate most, sweat, but what can I do to stay motivated. I love you and your inspiration to me and I I have always admired your dedication. You even took me to the gym and tried to get me to go hiking with you but I was always too lazy. I just need a little help this time, since Matt is gone and all. Thanks!

Taylor Tree said...

what a hot bod you have. way to go corrine!!

FamLee said...

Way to go Corrine! You look great!

Nancy said...

Foxy Lady! You're awesome! Okay, I really hate it when people tell me that I'm looking good when I still haven't reached my goal. I get lazy and settle instead of keeping the momentum. That's why I lose the same 10 pounds over and over and over again :-). Soooooo.....You look great and I am looking forward to seeing your progress.

Brad and Erin Lewis said...

You look so good!! That is sooo impressive!! Good Job!! Now the key is don't do what I did, get pregnant right after you loose a ton of weight. It's great to loose it but disheartening when you start to get the belly!!

Idaho Family Circus said...

You rock! Thanks for the information ... I always look forward to our talks and the things you can teach me about this whole experiance. If there is one thing I have learned, it is to learn from others. Not do yourself! he he .. Love you tons lady! You are a rock star!

Britt said...

Wow! You rock! You are kicking some butt. I need to be more determined to get to my goals. Thanks for your motivation.

Crystal said...

You look so good, Corrine. So what all is included in the word SWEAT? I need to know cause I want to lose like 15-20 lbs too! Then we can meet up in San Diego or something and be two hot mamas on the beach with our gorgeous children. (Ok, so that last sentence was pretty vain, but I really do want to know your secrets, so email me some of your favorite exercises PLEASE!).