2015 was a year I won’t forget. I started the year with the intention of losing weight. Ideally I wanted to lose 30 pounds by my birthday in October.
I was playing indoor soccer on 3 different teams. Tracking my calories. Running in on days I didn’t have games. Thus, with all this activity I was losing weight. By March I had lost 13 pounds and 12 inches off my body.
Not long after I wrote that post in March I discovered I was pregnant with Thing 4. Surprise! All my great plans were put on hold.
However, instead of giving into the whole eating for two thing, I decided to make his my healthiest pregnancy. I was determined to be that pregnant lady who ran until I delivered (unless I needed to stop to keep the baby safe.)
So I ran, walked, swam, cycled, and hiked the entire 38 weeks I was pregnant. The day before I went into labor I ran 3 miles. The day I went into labor I walked 5 miles. (I might have been trying to encourage someone to leave.) By the end of my pregnancy I had gained a healthy 15 pounds or so.
I had the easiest delivery and recovery of all my kids and she was the largest baby by almost a pound. I was out of the hospital 24 hours after she was born and out trunk or treating when she was 3 days old. I was also back to my pre pregnancy weight 3 days after I delivered. I was back run/walking at 4 weeks. Running an entire 5K by 5 weeks. I credit most of this to the fact that I was so active during my pregnancy.
Although I never reached my 2015 goals of losing weight and inches, I still count this as a very successful year, because I had the healthiest of all my pregnancies.
How was your year?