« Listening to the radio tonight got me thinking... | Main | Living in a foreign country... »

January 28, 2008

TrackBack

TrackBack URL for this entry:
http://www.typepad.com/services/trackback/6a00d8341c79c353ef00e5500c68a68834

Listed below are links to weblogs that reference I used to be so focused...:

Comments

Feed You can follow this conversation by subscribing to the comment feed for this post.

Stefanie

You crack me up Aimee! Best of luck to you! I've decided to try Weight Watchers. It is pretty easy to do and you don't have to deprive yourself of food. Let me know if you're interested...

The Bold Soul

You are one Bold Soul, girl. I've got swimsuit pix of myself at my heaviest (15-20 lbs heavier than NOW but I'm still WAY WAY over my weight limit) but I'd never post them online.

Today after I woke up at Georges' place I thought to myself: "I'll get home and do my hip-hop exercise DVD today". I got home and promptly fell asleep for two hours because I had insomnia last night again. If I don't get up and do the exercise early, it just doesn't seem to get done.

Excuses, excuses.

andie

I really think it's just a question of exercise and once you get into it, you'll find that it will come off in no time. Personally, the tummy is the one problem area I haven't worked on one bit since Gab was born and I hate it. No matter how healthy I eat, only exercise will help and now I've decided I need to do some abs- YUCK! I HATE ABS! My motivation was Gab trying to do sit ups with me the other day, pretty funny. Go for it!

kat

You go girl! You are much braver than I to post a pic of your post baby tummy. I'm still wearing my maternity pants. Nothing in my wardrobe fits even stuff that used to be baggy. It's so depressing. Even tshirts ride up!! I started swimming last week and it makes me feel great even though I don't look it. Hopefully it'll help. I can't run because I'm suffering from sore joints in my hands and knees since I had Jake. Mumma Mia is there ever an end....I'm pretty determined to fit into my favourite summer dress again someday....however I am saying that while stuffing down some chocolate truffles...cough, cough....

kat

You go girl! You are much braver than I to post a pic of your post baby tummy. I'm still wearing my maternity pants. Nothing in my wardrobe fits even stuff that used to be baggy. It's so depressing. Even tshirts ride up!! I started swimming last week and it makes me feel great even though I don't look it. Hopefully it'll help. I can't run because I'm suffering from sore joints in my hands and knees since I had Jake. Mumma Mia is there ever an end....I'm pretty determined to fit into my favourite summer dress again someday....however I am saying that while stuffing down some chocolate truffles...cough, cough....

jennifer

dude you are very brave. Kick the shit out of muffin maximus!

C

I know that not all women are created the same in the way that pregnancy treats their bodies - but I still think you look pretty fabulous for having birthed a child.

Take it easy on yourself. You're beautiful - bedhead and all! And that totally sounded schmaltzy/motivational speaker - but I meant it ;)

Penny

At least you have the baby excuse! My baby is almost two and I lost my muffin...but its back again thanks to too much savoyard cooking. I, too, really need to get out there and start running again - for fitness but also for my sanity. I'll be following your journey in muffin-butt-kicking. Maybe it will help motivate me!

:)

gleek

don't feel too bad. kick-starting a new workout routine is really tough especially if it deviates from your normal routine. AND it's winter! who really wants to get out and sweat in the cold! i also have a muffin top but i hope that it starts to go away once i'm done breastfeeding for good.

La Rêveuse

I know you can do it! Look at all you have done--this is within your reach. A little at a time. Send Max's stroller down in the elevator, and take the stairs. Skip the sugar in the coffee, or cut it in half. Little things. Dance around like a maniac in your bed head.

You are strong, you are powerful. You freakin' made a BABY--you can do this!

I am so proud of you.

Go, Flare!!! Go Go Go Go!!!

Sheree

Sweetie, your motivation is sitting at your feet in those pictures. It's not that it's *gone*....it's just moved on to a different point of focus. This is *normal*. This is how you begin to bond with each little human being that you bring into the world.

Soon Max will be crawling and walking and you will have more time for you. It WILL come, I promise!

In the meantime, you are doing great. It hasn't even been a year yet since Max was born so give your body and yourself a break. Exercise and do what you can, but remember that this time of your life is relatively short and don't obsess too much about the extra bit of you.

When you feel like it, stick Max in the stroller and run. When you don't, eat healthy and sit in your PJs. One day very soon Max will be out the door at 8am, attending the Big School and you'll be able to run all you want. You'll have time to work on *you* and you'll love it!

But you'll just still miss him. :)

Leigh

I am with you, girl. Totally. When I go out in public, I seriously feel I am in danger of people asking when I'm "due".

We are all so hard on ourselves, aren't we? Your baby body is indeed strong, totes your baby with love in arms or on proud hips. But alas, we all desperately want to regain the shape we had before birth changed us. What a conundrum.

You are my heroine right now. You are gorgeous, even in all your bedhead glory.

xoxo

Carrie

When I saw these pictures on Flickr this morning I thought, "what stylin' hair!" You could have totally gotten away without telling us it was bed head. :)

Good luck reestablishing an exercise routine! I am looking forward to our little one arriving so I can get back outside get running again. Miss that outdoor, endorphin time.

jchapel

YOU WILL DO IT! I, too, have a muffin top to deal with and I, too, plan to tackle it with running: we just got a new stoller, so there's really no excuse. You're not alone, sista'!!! :)

Elisa

We are more than you've ever thought, and we are all in good company! I have a 7 months daughter, 2 huge boobs and 1 tummy that has the same consistency of a jelly. I lose all the extra weight I put on during my pregnacy but my belly and my breast are here to reminde me that I am a super-normal-mother. So, tomorrow when I'll stick my "little g" in the stroller I'll tell her that we have an appointment, in Paris, with Max and Aimee and we'll just think of you.
Don't worry too much!

Erin Merryweather

girl, you are not alone...believe me.
we can bitch and moan all we want and as you say...still sitting in my pajamas...sounds just like me! i don't know how to get motivated to "just do it". it's a very difficult process to convince yourself to get out of that mood. it shall pass. we will make it and be our skinny selves again one day! one day!

Veronique

Oh boy, if I was Muffin Maximus, I'd be shakin' in my boots!
I also thought that you had a new hairstyle, and that is was so new that it hadn't reached NY yet.

Riana

me thinks your hair rocks!

muffinious puffinous, be gone! *pooof*

thought i would try some magic. i am doing stomach crunches as i write ;)

Katie

I am a lurker but love your blog. I lived in Paris for 2 years but am now back in the States. Before I went to Paris I was a ~25 miles/week runner but somehow running never felt right to me there. I came home a 0 mile/week runner. I now have a 5-month-old daughter and am trying to find my motivation again. I am starting to think maybe trying to find something a little more engaging than running would be a better way to start. I just read about T-Tapp on another blog and am mildly curious: http://www.askmoxie.org/2008/01/digital-storage.html
The commenters all seemed to rave? Just a thought. I haven't done anything more than look at some of the videos on YouTube so far. Anyways, thanks for the blog- I get to live a little vicariously!

Reesie

Oh doll... it's tough getting the motivation going, but I think once you start doing it, you won't want to stop anymore! Kick ass!

Mrs. Nut

Bullshit... I think you look beautiful. Power to you for embracing your hotness. Babies change our bodies and that is the least of it :) We have husbands that love us regardless of what we look like underneath our clothes. You've inspired me :)

nancy

aimee, we have the same morning hair!

in terms of weight loss, how is your raw food intake? like, is most of your food cooked or uncooked (including fats/oils). i ask this because my body personally held onto a good amount of excess fat when my diet was predominantly cooked -- even if it was my 5-9 servings of cooked/steamed vegetables. i've lost about 15lbs in the past four years by increasing the amount of raw foods (fruits, veggies, oils), minimizing various processed foods, and making sure i get enough health omega oils. but aside from the weight loss, i just feel really good and strong from the diet change.

my body doesn't respond too well to intense cardio -- like kickboxing or running. it used to when i was in college and high school, but my body doesn't respond as well to those anymore. anyway, i like brisk walks nowadays, as well as asian-inspired stretches in the morning (rids toxins and increases circulation). the sweating from the walking and the circulation from the stretches help rid my body of some of the stored toxins/chemicals that assist in hoarding excess fat.

another thing is sleep. when you don't get sufficient sleep, your leptin hormone levels can get really screwy, and that is closely linked with weight and levels of body fat.

everyone's body is different, but i had such a great experience with increasing my raw food intake, minimizing processed foods, exercising differently, and regulating my sleep... just wanted to share!

jadie

aimee, three weeks! a sports trainer told me that that is what it takes for the body to acclimate to a new exercise routine. one must be prepared for three whole weeks of extreme exhaustion and fear that it will be impossible...then, suddenly, the whole routine becomes routine. amazing, but true. good luck!

aloha no

you go fille;-) i think that's the right word! i hear you - my mushy middle makes me so so sad. i'm not a runner, but i'll be trying hard to recumbent-bike my *top* away with you! i've also discovered the plank/side-plank. . .i like it b/c it's almost like laying down :-D

cool top/scarf color combo and love the new jeans! you are beautiful, aimee.

samantha

I normally hate this expression, but it really fits here - you go girl! my word are you brave! i've got some mcmuffins of my own going on right now, and there's no way i'd ever dare to bare them for the world to see. and i am really digging the bedhead - it's funky!

The comments to this entry are closed.