Six months into our weight loss journey I became pregnant with our son. The pregnancy began just as I achieved my first fifty pound loss. A few weeks ago we celebrated our son's second birthday. I now have the joy of mothering a busy, nursing toddler. My body has not been mine alone since February 2009 almost 3 years but I have lost 134 pounds, as of Monday (84 pounds since becoming pregnant).
|Dining al fresco - Nursing my toddler in Beverly Hills|
In our house, healthy choices are a constant part of our dialogue. I relish the times my son requests healthy snacks and he happily eats a variety of foods at meal times. We dance together and in his world video games are most often played by jumping around the room. I recently adopted an exercise I call, "Shaun Squats." I hold him around the waist then squat down and stand up while lifting him up in front of me. We repeat these while counting to ten together. He loves it and at a very solid 35 pounds he is helping me tone and build muscle.
|Getting excited about the kale and mandarin tree outside Whole Foods.|