Friday, March 21, 2014

Body Shots! No...not those!!

Allie's Body Shots
I wish these tasted and looked as good as a lemon drop right now!! haha! I must say first I don't hate my body but I do want to get toned up, after 5 years of being pregnant I am excited to have my body back to myself! My weight has been like a yo-yo the whole time and I always manage to drop back but this time I want to tone it all up and be excited about my body and not have to hide behind flowy tops or dresses. My husband has an amazing body and I want to keep up with him! Plus to keep up with these kids I need energy and stamina! 
Alright not so bad from the front, I know! I am clearly not a disaster. But lets get to my problem areas, you may not agree with me but these are the areas that bother me daily.
Obviously my stomach still has a good amount of chub on it, if I can squeeze it I want that gone!! 
My biggest problem area is here, my love handles, I hate when they hang over pants it drives me bonkers and jiggles when I run, not cool. 

I am still loosing weight from pregnancy, last month my weight loss completely stalled out about 15 lbs (135) above my normal weight. It was really obnoxious so that is when I decided to get serious about eating cleaner and cutting the bull crap excuses. If I want to be healthy, I have to take the steps to do it. 
I hated working out before mainly because in college cheerleading my coach made me dispise the whole concept of working out. Us girls had to workout to be small enough for the boys to lift us which meant weekly weigh ins. AWESOME. Not! Talk about a way to start having weight issues, the funny thing is it just pissed me off more than anything! So for that reason I have hated working out so that is why the past 5 years I have barely worked out. Once my clothes fit again after pregnancy that was enough, then I would go back to eating not so great! But this time I am ready. I have been working out for 2 weeks straight 30-50 minutes a day and I cannot even tell you the changes that are being made. This week we started Body Rock's Challenge and man it's kicking my butt!! I am proud to say in the past month I have dropped an excess of 10 pregnancy pounds. I have 5 to go and I know I will get there if not lower by this new working out gig. My body hurts like hell but I still look forward to working out each day!! I am so excited for us to take pictures again in 30 days. If I can do this, anyone can!!! 

Jamie's Body Shots:
What I love about my body: Well, this is always a tough way to start, but we need to love ourselves first and foremost! I love that I have an athletic body type. I am not sure if I can thank genetics or all the years I played sports, but I like what I have been given to work with every day.

My Goals for Fitness: 
1. Tone up my thighs and shoulders. I want those defining lines!
2. Put some more *pop* into my derriere! :)
3. Continue to work on my abdominal muscles and look good for my hubby. ;)

My Goals for Nutrition:
1. Veggies, veggies, veggies!!
2.  Water, water, water!!
3. Become more educated on the nutrition I put into my body.

Workout Programs I have Completed:
BodyRock 12 minute workouts
BeachBody T25
BeachBody TurboFire
BeachBody Insanity (Twice)
Prep work for a Marathon Run
*I will be reviewing each program throughout our blogging venture. :)

Personal Improvements (Mind, Body, Soul):
1. Get rid of the scale! This just doesn't work for me.
2. Focus more on how workouts and nutrition make me feel physically and mentally.
3. Use these workouts to kick start my day with positivity!

Yes, we are complete losers.....haha



  1. You both look Fab and and with 4 kids Allie you have a rockin body. Many woman would kill for that before having kids. You're going to look like a rock star in a few'll be like that controversial fit mom and that magazine.

    And throwing out the scale is such a great idea that I need to embrace. You can totally transform you body without losing weight and in some cases even gaining weight! I've seen some woman put on 10-15 pounds and they look so much better, more fit, and more muscular.

    1. Hi Traci! Allie is doing such a good job! Her energy is through the roof with positivity! I know what you mean about the scale. There is a website where it shows woman weighing the same, but you would never guess it!

  2. I love that you ladies put these pictures out there! I am going to take mine and weigh in today, but I don't know that mine will ever get published.

    1. You are the only one who needs to see the photos anyway. Allie and I are just putting ourselves out there to motivate all the hot moms and women out there. ;)

  3. I love the way you guys are real and write like we're having a conversation! Loving the blog!

  4. Your blog is totally inspiring me to finally finish getting my body back to pre-baby form. I have been back to my pre-baby weight for a long while now (yay breastfeeding! haha) but I just got comfortable with the fact that I was back to that weight, and have swept it under the rug that I am not toned at all like I used to be. So now I need to get my butt into gear and start working out! I am planning to start the 30 Day BodyRock tomorrow!

    1. You can do it, Jenna! Let us know about your progress. We are in this together. :)

  5. You both look great, especially considering there are 5 kiddos between the two of you! Love that you are doing this to look better, but mostly to be healthier! Great inspiration!

  6. Really enjoying your blog, ladies. I lost 62 lbs from August 2012- June 2013 after I had my second kid, and now I want to tone up now that I've hit my target weight. I think you will definitely inspire me!

    1. Kristen! That is amazing!!!! Keep us up to date on your journey mama! We will help in any way we can!!! xoxo

  7. Before I had kids I didn't look nearly as good as you two do now, but I know it's not about looking like someone else, but being the healthiest version of me. Since I had twins and I'm 35 and prone to stretch marks, I know I won't ever be wearing a bikini again, but you girls are inspiring and I hope that I can get healthier and fitter too. At some point, you should address diastasis recti. I have a diastasis and I know that I shouldn't do crunches, but I don't know what I *should* do to get my abs back to normal. I am unaccustomed to how squishy my belly is now, and it's not just fat, lol.

    1. Jeanne! I am so glad you are here with us!! Jordan and I miss seeing you guys at St Mikes, the twins are SO ADORABLE, I seriously show Jordan pictures all the time!! We will look into diastasis and think of some ideas for you, honestly I will have to google exactly what it is but we will find you something!!! Give those cuties a kiss from my boys!! xoxo