For the last week, I've had my body back all to myself. Carter is 100% bottle-feeding now and my body definitely shows it. I've still been eating (or not eating) like I don't care and since my body has adjusted, my metabolism has slowed down from not burning that extra 500 calories for milk production. It's no longer baby fat that I'm carrying around. It's chunk.
It's time to get crackin' on this. I can workout as hard and as much as I want to now, and since things have begun to calm down at home, I can focus more on getting myself put back together. I took some before pictures today and OH. MY. GOD. If anyone out there is having a hard time getting motivated, take a picture of yourself in a bikini. It's even better if the bikini doesn't fit. Take pictures all the way around, from the front, a side view and the best - a back shot so you can see how big your butt got. That right there is motivational GOLD. If you don't have visitors swing by the house often and you don't mind permanently scaring your family, print it out and tape one on the fridge and one on the pantry. Every time you want to munch on crap, you will see your flabby ass and will never eat a damn cracker again. It's celery from here on out and you will enjoy every last bite while you are shocked into fitness program compliance by your chub.
I'm taking measurements tonight. I am not posting pictures until I have an "after", either 4 weeks later or 8 weeks. Whatever is the least humiliating. I will be at my goal in 3 months. Just in time to really get working on the nutrition book.
It's time to get back into true personal training shape.