Lindsay's Body Back® Blog

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Here's what Lindsay had to say in week 8:

Biggest challenge of the week

My biggest challenge this week is that this Body Back session is over. I'm now trying to figure out how to continue with my new great habits. Getting in my workouts will be the most challenging part. I plan to make good use of the Boost drop in sessions.

Biggest Success of the week

Where do I begin? I lost 13 lbs and 8.77". Every single one of my physical assessments improved. I increased my push-ups by 200%, my squats by 105%, and my plank by 55%, just to name a few. I am up to a 1:30 min plank!

How are you feeling? (mentally, emotionally, physically)

I am both proud of my results and thankful to Lesley and the rest of the group for pushing me to achieve them. For me becoming a mom made me appreciate my body in a way I never did before. However, it still takes time to get know the new body that you are left with after pregnancy and childbirth. It also takes time to put yourself back together and feel strong again after...

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Here's what Lindsay had to say in week 7:

Biggest challenge of the week

I have noticed myself starting to slip into an old eating habit, nibbling off of other people’s food. “Oh let me just eat a few fries off of your plate, I’ll just a have a few bites of mac and cheese, just a taste of that cookie.”

Biggest success of the week

My goal this session was to fit into my clothes. It is official, I can wear my post partum clothes again! It feels great to have more than leggings and nursing tops to wear. About a year ago I started wearing maternity clothes. Since I haven’t worn my regular clothes for so long it kind of feels like a brand new wardrobe!

How are you feeling? (mentally, emotionally, physically)

I can’t believe that assessments are on Tuesday. I am both excited and nervous. I feel like I have made so much progress and I hope that the assessments will reflect that. I am also feeling a little sad that the session is wrapping up.

There are 5 spots left in our Lombard session...

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Here's what Lindsay had to say in week 6:

Biggest challenge of the week

I actually had a hard time coming up with a challenge this week. Last week I talked about my new routines feeling like habits. I was on the go a lot this week, but was prepared with healthy snacks and good eating out choices. In the past this would have easily derailed my meal plan, but now I can keep on track without missing a beat.

Biggest success of the week

I went dress shopping this weekend for my sister’s wedding. Weeks ago I would have dreaded this event. I felt great trying on all the dresses. My sisters and mom were amazed at all of the progress I have made!

How are you feeling? (mentally, emotionally, physically)

I can see the light at the end of the tunnel. I want to finish strong! I am already thinking about how I can maintain my routines when Body Back wraps up.

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Here's what Lindsay had to say in week 5:

Biggest challenge of the week

I am still struggling with the follow through on at home workouts. I put on exercise clothes and then will do anything other than workout. I really cannot put my finger on what is holding me back. I am trying to make it to as many extra classes a week to make up for what I am lacking at home.

Biggest success of the week

I put on a pair of my regular jeans! I have received compliments from a number of people! I can hold a plank for 30 seconds! It doesn’t sound like a long time, but after having baby 2 I was struggling with 10 seconds of a plank so I have come a long way.

How are you feeling? (mentally, emotionally, physically)

I am starting to feel like I am in a groove. It is taking less brain and willpower each week to make good food choices and get myself to classes. It is becoming a natural part of my life!

Next sessions start the week of 3/22! Classes located in Lombard & Wheaton....

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Here's what Lindsay had to say in week 4:

Biggest challenge of the week

This was a rough week! We were hit by the stomach flu, a stint of sleep regression (two teeth popped today ☺), and good old winter blues/cabin fever. I was the kind of tired where it feels like someone punched you in the face when you wake up in the morning. When I feel like this the last thing I want to do is make healthy food choices and exercise.

Biggest success of the week

Even though this was the most challenging week yet I was able to stick with the meal plan and exercise. The food prep work I did on Sunday made it possible to eat healthy all week. With lots of support from my husband, mom, in-laws, and our Body Back group I was able to get in my workouts. Apparently the saying, “it takes a village…” applies to Body Back as well as raising children, or maybe at this point they are one in the same!

How are you feeling? (mentally, emotionally, physically)

A few days ago I was feeling like a zombie. I cried when...

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Biggest challenge of the week

Up until yesterday I have not felt deprived and have not had to fight any major cravings. Suddenly all I can think about is ice cream mixed with candy. Blizzard, McFlurry, Cement Mixer, I would gladly eat any of them. Not giving into this craving is currently an ongoing challenge for me. I also continue to struggle with sticking to at home workouts.

Here's what Lindsay had to say in week 3:

Biggest success of the week

This week I had a lot of occasions that required eating out. I went to Disney on Ice and didn’t touch a single overpriced piece of junk food. I am feeling more confident when I eat out that I will be able to choose the best choice on the menu and control my portions.

How are you feeling? (mentally, emotionally, physically)

The results that I am seeing and feeling are so motivating. I am feeling physically stronger. Mentally I am starting focus more on cravings.

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Here's what Lindsay had to say in week 2:

Biggest challenge of the week

We celebrated my birthday this weekend. I made a conscience decision ahead of time to deviate from the food plan while out to dinner and drinks on Friday night. The challenge for me was making the decision ahead of time. I knew that if I was undecided going into the night I would be fretting over every food and drink option that came my way, so I needed to commit to one or the other. I decided that turning, well older, was a reason to celebrate and indulge a bit. I mean when you have an overnight babysitter it is pretty hard to turn down a night of eating and drinking! ☺

Biggest success of the week

I lost 2 lbs my first week! I am trying to make sure to focus on a variety of successes, not just weight loss, but it still feels pretty good! The pair of jeans I bought post partum are finally too big to be held up with a belt so I bought a new pair. Hopefully this is my last “transition” pair until I can start wearing my pre-pregnancy clothes...

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Follow Lindsay on her 8 week journey through our Body Back® program! Each week she will answer the same three questions: she’ll tell us her biggest struggle, her biggest success, and how she's feeling.

Why did we choose Lindsay? She’s a mom that has been part of Our Village since pregnancy. She took our Fit4Baby® program. She also enjoys Stroller Strides® and Stroller Barre® with her two kiddos. She has been thinking and talking about Body Back for a long time, and now she's ready! She’s committed to making big changes this session, and we are excited to follow her.

Here’s what Lindsay had to say in Week 1:

Biggest challenge of the week

Exercise. I have found that group fitness is the key for me. If I commit to attending a class I will follow through. Working out at home is not as likely. I planned on doing two home workouts in addition to my two Body Back classes and two Stroller Strides. I only followed through with one...

Biggest success of the week

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