Sunday, September 30, 2012

Steps to a Healthier You

September was Self-Improvement Month. Have you made any improvements over the last month?

As a new mom, I'm shot. My energy is down, my hormones are jacked.. The good news is that I lost 40 pounds since having Zachary. Yay! But, last week we had a friend from up north come and visit, and she spoiled us with her home cooking, and delicious baked goods, and I'm up four pounds. So, I guess I've lost 36. Eh.

I've been trying to eat healthier. I nursed Zachary until a couple of weeks ago. I'm heartbroken about stopping, but we had latching and supply issues, so here we are. Breastfeeding encouraged me to eat more foods that I typically don't eat. Those of my friends that know me in real life, know that I wouldn't eat a tomato if my life depended on it. Never mind a tomato- that statement was true except for the three obvious ones... Corn, cauliflower, and broccoli. Smothered in butter, of course.

Uh, yeah. Hello carbs and heart attack. But it didn't stop me. I make green veggies, it's for the kids. They think I've already eaten my veggies while I was prepping dinner... or something, I haven't quite figured that out yet.

Anyway, back to my healthier decisions. So I've been eating vegetable stir fry like it's laced with crack. Seriously- my body's been craving it. Snap peas, leeks, carrots- the whole nine yards. I've been eating tomatoes, and I've been drinking boat loads of water. I'm determined to keep losing weight, and to find me again.

Cool Sculpting is hosting a Self-Improvement Instant Win Challenge, asking participants to make one small pledge on how they will improve their health and fitness routine. Everyone who enters will have a chance to win one of 10 instant win $50 Amazon e-cards, or the grand prize of a $500 American Express Gift Card!

If you live in New York, LA, Chicago, Philadelphia, Washington DC, Seattle/Tacoma, Tampa/St.Pete, Minneapolis/St. Paul, St. Louis, Indianapolis, or the surrounding areas, you are eligible to enter. To enter, visit the Cool Sculpting app on Facebook, HERE, and fill out the entry form. The contest is open until the 8th of October. Enter now, and let us know if you win one of the instant win prizes!

Special thanks to Cool Sculpting, for providing us with a promotional incentive in exchange for spreading the word about this contest.



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