I’m participating in Bloggers Biggest Loser headed up by the fabulous ladies at the Pink of Perfection and My Vickilicious Life.

I gave birth to my son Jasper (Jazz) three months ago. As of now, I’ve lost all but the last eight pounds of baby weight. They say the last ten pounds is the hardest to loose. While I’m happy with where I am, I would like to re-tone everything. I had a c-section delivery, so my abdominal muscles are definitely not back to pre-pregnancy shape yet. With all of that said, my goals for this challenge are not tied to a specific number but to rebuilding strength, stamina, and flexibility. My job depends on it just as much as I want to maintain a healthy lifestyle for the sake and influence of my children.

  1. To start running 3 times a week. (This one may be difficult as I have to squeeze it around Jazz’s schedule.)
  2. Continue my stretching routine.
  3. Continually finding new and challenging exercises that can be done at home with limited equipment, space, and time.
  4. My only “size” goal is to fit into the last pair of pre-pregnancy jeans I have yet to fit into again. (I’m happy to say my favorite 7 for all mankind jeans are already at a comfy fit!)
To everybody else joining in the challenge good luck! For those of you already following a workout program, what are your favorite routines? Any tips?


It’s that time of year again. People rejoin gyms, begin new diets, and quit bad habits. What do all those things have in common this time of year? Resolutions…beginning of a new year attempts to better ourselves. This week the bloggers of FBFF* are divulging their blog resolutions.

1. What’s the one thing you vow to learn or do in 2011 to improve your
I want to try and learn how to find a way to be more connected to my readers despite my tight schedule. Any suggestions?
2. What did you learn about blogging in 2010 that you plan to put into
practice next year? 
I learned so much about blogging this year, as I just began blogging six months ago. One thing that I plan on carrying with me to 2011 is developing unique content. IFB‘s Evolving Influence had two different sessions 
(Cupcakes & Cashmere & the Cut) devoted to explaining how important original content is. Grit and Glamour also had a post that explained the results of a survey she ran that clearly stated that content is queen in the blogging world.
3. Do you have any high-level goals for your blog in the coming year?
Monetization? More comments? More connections with other bloggers? A new template? 
 There are some things I would like to work on in the coming year. I had several offers from companies that wanted to “advertise” with me, but in reality they wanted to take advantage of me. Once I actually took some time to look into what I wanted to get out of any potential sponsorships I got nothing. I guess we will see where the future takes me.
4. If you could collaborate with one other blogger within your sphere
of influence in 2011, who would you like to collaborate with, and what
would you like to collaborate on? 
Too many to choose from. Honestly, it would have to depend on what the project is. As of now, I just want develop genuine connections with other bloggers.
5. What do you plan to do to support other bloggers next year?
I actually began my new feature that I hope to support other bloggers with last week. Every Man, Women, and Child shows off other bloggers and links back to there blogs to help build their traffic. I have a few things that can be done with this feature, and I’m very excited to see where it goes.
*Katy of ModlyChic has a full list of participating bloggers on her post.
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