Thursday, March 05, 2009

Bob Harper help me!

This morning I gave Harper her first bath in her bath tub! You can tell by her face that she really liked it! Nothing like a nice, hot bath to make you feel good!

This was after wards when she was still relaxed!
I dressed her up for Scott when he came home from lunch - her shirt says "My daddy rocks". I realized this morning that we have an awful lot of bibs and outfits that say "my daddy loves me, my daddy rocks, daddy's princess" but there is NO mention of momma! ha! I'm the one who gets up with her every night, provides her meals, changes most of her diapers, holds her all day long - where is my shirt? ha! (I am just kidding! Please don't send me momma shirts - she knows who I am!!!)

My neighbor, Melissa, is bringing us dinner tonight. We have been so blessed by all these meals. Melissa just started a blog. You need to check her out here and say hi!
So I have lost all but 4 of my pregnancy pounds. And I'm pretty sure those 4 lbs are part of the "meal providers" if you know what I mean. But I still have about 20 pounds of clomid weight that I'd like to lose. I can't go walking with Harper consistently just yet or go to the gym so I thought I would get some workout videos and try to exercise at home some. I'm a big fan of Bob (and Jillian) so I ordered these two videos today.
Has anyone tried these? Or do you have a secret exercise trick for losing weight? I can't diet really because I need food to help me make food. And please don't suggest running - that's just never going to happen. I'm more of an exercise class girl - step class, kickboxing, zumba.
I'll let you know how it goes once I get the videos. Hopefully by the summer I'll quit wearing my maternity jeans (I don't know - they are pretty comfortable - I don't think I WANT to give them up).

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Laura said...

I haven't tried those videos, but I have done the Leslie Sansone "Walk Away the Pounds" videos and have done well on losing weight with them.

Shelly said...

Oh my word, Kelly, that smile on Harper's face while in the tub is just priceless!! Love it! What a sweet baby girl you've got!

I'm anxious to hear how you like your new workout tapes. Be sure to keep us updated!

Blessings!

Kate said...

That picture of Harper in the bath tub is so precious!

Alex and Jill said...

I love Harper's black and white baby legs! She is so cute, Kelly.

Let us know how the videos work out. By the time I'm pregnant, I'm going to have at least 20 lbs of IVF weight to lose! YIKES!

Donna said...

Kelly, Please let all of us know how the videos work for you. I am still trying to loose baby fat 30 years later!ha Harper in the tub is a winner. My kids always loved a bath. When they would get fussy, I would put them in the bathtub. Worked every time. Water therapy is great. Of course, when they got a little older the bathroom looked like a scene from the Poseidon Adventure... but they were happy.
Love you guys!!
Keeping you in my heart in GA.
Donna

AKat said...

I am loving my maternity jeans and won't want to give them up, either! I love Harper's black and white baby legs!

debr said...

I have most of Jillian's videos, they will do the trick but prepare to be sore. Way to go on losing the pregnancy weight already--that is awesome!

Ace said...

I agree with all the other comments, let us know how they work out.. or work you out! Still 40 lbs overweight 8 years after my twins.

Crystal said...

AWW, she loves it!

Yes, please keep us updated on the videos. I am a big fan of the show.. do you know if you can buy these at stores or they sold online only?

I have been looking for a workout video but never know which is a good one. Bentley is 6 months and I still could lose more.

Kelly said...

The 30 Day Shred is HARD!!! It's only 25 minutes, but it's non-stop. It's a great workout though. I'm still trying to lose the last 6 lbs of my baby weight, and my daughter is 6 months old, so you're doing great! (I sometimes still put on my maternity jeans to lay around the house in. They're sooo comfortable!)

etta said...

Good luck with the weight! At work there are several of us who are trying to get in shape and it's great to have people who know what you're going through.

Candice said...

I love Harper's little leggings! They are adorable:)

I did the 30 day shred video, and let me tell you it is crazy! I saw major changes in my body over the course of the 30 days. It's nice because it's only 20 minutes long, so it's easy to fit in. But, definitely be ready to sweat and be really sore. It's totally worth it though, to see great results in only 20 minutes a day!

I can't wait to hear your review of the cardio max video because I haven't tried it yet!

Mary Leigh said...

Ok- I'm a blog stalker and have been reading up and praying for Ms. Harper for months.
I'm supposed to start Clomid next month (if mother nature visits me). I was actually given the prescription over two months ago, but God and I needed to work somethings out. Actually, I needed to work them out, He had His act together. I'm totally nervous about the 20 lb clomid weight- seriously, I don't wanna do that..... please say no......

dailygoods said...

jillians 30 day shred is awesome! DEFINITELY GET IT :)

Heather said...

I don't know if you have comcast cable or not, but there are exercises on demand on there from the biggest loser. I think they are Jillian's workout. best part, there free!! i am right there with you on losing weight!

Niki said...

I've never tried those videos but I have used pilates videos before and have gotten great results!

Harper looked too cute in the bathtub and with all her outfits on!! You need to go buy her some "Mommy Rocks" stuff!!

Lil Miss K's Mommy said...

Harper is so cute in her tub!
Oh yes, please let us know how the videos go. I had Keegan 5 months ago and I can not shed these last 10 lbs for the life of me.
Good luck to you as well!

Lil Miss K's Mommy said...

oh and if you don't mind tell me, where did you get Harper's leggings? They are too cute!!

Michelle said...

I love that you're a Zumba girl! Zumba's my fave. :)

I haven't tried the first video, but the 30 day shred is INTENSE. I definitely felt muscles in my body that I didn't even know were there. The good news is that the more you do it, the easier it gets. But I still haven't built up to levels 2 or 3 yet... I like that I can fit it in in just 20 minutes though. It's nice to feel that burn all day. :)

I'm loving little Miss Harper. She's precious.

Laura said...

KELLY! DO THE 30 DAY SHRED!!!!!! I love it and it works!!!! It will make you sore and will seem like the longest 20 minutes, but it is so worth it!!!! Plus, it does get a little better with time, just like Jillian says....ha! I wrote about it on my blog not too long ago! You'll have to let me/us know what you think!!

Alison said...

Hi! I just got the 30 Day Shred and its good. Its kind of like cross fit...a straight 20 min hard workout with no breaks. Its the best way to lose the weight if you don't want to spend tons of time at the gym. If you can fit a run in a couple times a week when the Hubs gets home, even better! :)

Good luck!

Beth said...

Hi Kelly! I love Harper's smile!!

Exercise secret? I swear by "the bridge" for helping your core. They are simple, but brutal--and effective. They require no equipment and you can go at your own pace whenever you want...a few minutes a day and build up your time.

Here is a link to how to do them:

http://www.fitnessandfreebies.com/exercise/exercises/bridge.html

I did these in a beach bootcamp class I took and they work!

Elaine said...

I have been reading fourfatchicks.blogspot.com - a blog that documents four girls as they try to lose some weight. It has great workout and diet tips that are easy to apply to your life - and they love the 30 Day Shred.

I don't know how I stumbled across your blog but I love Harper's story - and her adorable bows!

Kylie said...

I have been wanting to try the Biggest Loser videos- my husband and I are huge fans of the show! I really like all of the Beachbody videos-- I've done Slim in 6 and Turbo Jam and my sister is currently doing the P90X that you've probably seen infomercials on! It works :) I'm like you and prefer to do videos at home while my kids are sleeping... but, be prepared to not lose the last few pounds until after you are finished nursing. That's ok. Your body needs a little extra to make plenty for baby. Feeding baby is by far the most important :) I lost the last 5 pounds after both kids, after I stopped nursing, both times and that was over a year... that's ok, it still came off! I'll check back in and see how you like the Biggest Loser videos!

Mommy Heather said...

Okay the Biggest loser videos will kick your BUTT! DH who is a firefighter gets his butt kicked but it is good. I have lost 33 lbs in 6 wks doing the leslie sansone walk away the pounds. It takes 15 min to do one mile and you can chose how many to do. She does an aerobic walk class style the way I like it. I got them at walmart and costco. I highly recommend them. I have to do exercise in the house at night when my three girls go to bed. So this is a great one!!! You can do it. I am working off all of my fertility treatments three years worth plus two pregnancies. It can be done!!

Jenny said...

Harper's expression in the bath is so adorable. I think that little black bow with the little tights is so cute. I think my son only had like three things that said Mommy's little boy or I love Mommy, everything was about daddy. What's up with that?

I am no help with the exercise videos. I am not fond of watching a skinny women acting all happy working out--hehe:) I walk outside or on the treadmill and that is about it.

Rachel said...

Hi Kelly!

First off, I love those pics of Harper. She is such a little piece of joy.

I have and do the 30 Day Shred video. I LOVE IT! It's nice because there are three different levels and you can go up at your own pace. I was panting by the end of the first workout of Level 1! And it's quick, so it's great for us busy gals.

I have lost 10 lbs over two weeks by just cutting out all sugar and white flour from my diet. It's hard, because I so love carbs, but I feel much better and I am really learning how to understand my body more. It is not easy, but I promise, it works.

Thanks for keeping your blog updated. It's great to see your little miracle!

~Rachel

Chic Runner said...

Harper is TOO CUTE! :) love the clothes/headband, everything! And those videos work a ton, they make you really sore too which makes me feel like they work even more. :) I have both of them and use them and I know a lot of people who use them and they say they work wonders. Good luck!

Kelly said...

I am new to your blog. So, first...HEY!! :) I have read back as far as Harper's birth and I'm just awed by the miracles y'all have experienced so far. God is so good!!

Now...exercise talk...

I have been doing Biggest Loser Boot Camp (DVD) three times a week and then Biggest Loser Weight Loss Yoga three nights a week. (Alternating, of course) Bob is the trainer on both of those. I highly recommend these dvds. They start you out on level one and then you work up after a couple of weeks on each level. I didn't even know that yoga could BE a work-out, but it really is. Both of these DVDs are well worth the money because you definitely get a good workout with both of them. I found them both at Walmart for $9 each. You'll need hand-weights for Boot Camp. Well, they use them, but you don't HAVE to have them at first. :) (You can also find the DVDs online via Amazon)

I'm bookmarking your blog and hope you'll visit mine sometime.

God bless,
Kelly (http://www.followfaithfully.com)

R said...

how funny! we have the opposite problem--all of our baby clothes mention me and not daddy! so i buy up all the "daddy" stuff i can find in girl clothes. :0)

he's the one who did all the night feedings (even when he went back to work after his leave), so i owe it to him for sure!!

Hillary said...

I want those tapes!! Let me know how you like them! Josh and I have been trying to go to the gym more but I know it's going to get old fast! You know, now that you mentioned needing a "momma" shirt you're going to get 500 in the mail by this weekend. :)

Leigh Ann said...

I got that same video and it is HARD! I injured my knee doing it, so now I'm running instead (doesn't seem to hurt when I'm running). I guess it is all the squats she is doing (plus, I'm old...ha)!

Amanda said...

If you like Bob you should join mytrainerbob.com, it's a way to track what you eat and your exercise, and it has helpful tips and recipes! It's a really good tool!

I love Harpers leggings as so many have said! Blessings!

themaggers said...

I just started the Shred and I looooove it. Jillian is totally kicking my butt. I love that it's 20 minutes and you're done. Like everyone else says be prepared to be sweaty and sore! Also don't get ambitious and get hand weights that are to heavy like I did.....

hayden said...

I know how you feel about the t-shirts! So I went to Wal-Mart and bought one for myself that says "Momma's Boy" it was only $3. :) Let me know how those videos work out...I still have 15 lbs. to go!

Lisa said...

Check out "The Firm". I have several series of the DVDs and they are really good. I lost a lot of weight following them. There is a web site and I know Target carries some of the DVDs. I have the Fanny Lifter - HA HA! I need to get back on it before bathing suit season :).

meghanwelch said...

Hi Kelly-
Harper's leggings are adorable!
I've been thinking about getting the 30 Day Shred video myself. You'll have to let us know how it works out for you. Good luck!

Dawn said...

Hi Kelly, question for you...do you guys have a Wii? If you don't, I suggest you get one. It's very active. And you can get the Wii Fit, which I love. I can actually hula hoop! But Jillian has a work out game for the Wii Fit and I just got it but have yet to try it. I like the Wii Fit because you do various 'games' and it doesn't feel you're exercising. Plus it has the yoga and stretches too. And I love that I can do it in the privacy of my own home once I've put my daughter to bed. Just thought I would suggest.
I remember nursing and everyone told me that you'll lose weight if you nurse. Not me, I was eating to keep up with my munchie child so I felt like it was hard to lose weight. But you look great and summer is coming. Just have patience. =)

Kari said...

Oh Kelly! LOVE the babylegs!!! I am so glad for you that she loved her bath!

Vera said...

I loved this DVD for losing my pregnancy belly (it's back now, thanks to that Clomid, with no baby to show for it ha!) It's nice because it has different levels, so if you're tired you can do less, or if you're getting more in shape you can do more. I watched it for free on Netflix and finally just ordered the DVD: http://www.amazon.com/Pick-Your-Level-Weight-Pilates/dp/B000GEIRBO Harper's a cutie patootie as always!

Amber B. said...

"meal providers"--hahahahahaha! That is hilarious. They are HUGE, aren't they?

When mine was little, I loaded him up in the stroller and walked around the neighborhood. It seemed to be good for him to get out, too. Nice spring weather is right around the corner. He also seemed to like the strollers better than allowed him to sit up a little and look at scenery. They make some that have straps so that a little baby can still see what's going on.

Like this:
http://www.toysrus.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2585640

And I still use the same one now that he is 2 1/2.

Crystal said...

Oh, I am so excited!

After leaving you a comment a little bit ago, I discovered EXERCISE ON DEMAND with my cable company.. They have all different kinds of exercise shows.. lots of Biggest Loser, Bob, and Jillian are on there plus many others. I am showing a lot of them are available to watch until certain dates. After those dates I'm not sure if they replace those and put others up. And keep doing that.. But it can be a good way to at least test them out and see how we like them. =) Thanks for sharing those with us!

Abbie said...

I just started the 30 Day Shred, and MAN IS IT TOUGH! I've been trying to drop those last couple of pregnancy pounds, and I really think this is going to work. Good luck!

Amy said...

I am an exercise class girl as well. Love my step, kickbox, etc. classes. But, after my third (last summer) my gym had just lost our step instructor. The only class offered while during the time I liked to go was spinning. Don't know if you've ever tried it but I had not -- and I was SCARED. But, I did it and saw results so much faster than anything else I had ever done. So, I stuck with it even when other things were offered. I'm now certified and teach at my gym. Just a suggestion.

shebowles said...

kelly-
your headline gave me a good laugh! i was very confused at first because my pastors name is actually bob harper. good job loosing the weight so far!

taralous said...

i have the 3o day shred and lost all my baby weight with it and my arms got way more toned than before babies! I gotta say it will kick your hiney but stick with it, it gets easier and the results are worth it. And heck for 20 minutes a workout a day its AWESOME!! I still have this flab for a belly but I guess that just from having two babies back to back...and probably the food I still eat but I don't want to give that up!! hehe

Harper is so sweet! I'm so glad ya'll are doing well!

Blessings!!

Ashley McWhorter said...

She is just so cute!!

Way to go on losing the baby weight. Cash just turned 3 months, and I still have 6 to lose. This 3rd baby seems like it is just taking forever. I wish you lived close so we could get out and walk these babies together. The weather here in TX today was 83. Beautiful!! I have never done the videos, but I am really into an organization called Strollerfit. It is a workout for you and your baby. You get together with a bunch of other moms and a trained instructor. I know they are nation wide, so just go to their website and check it out. It is really fun and works you out a TON!!

Amanda said...

YES! I can totally recommend Leslie Sansone's Walk at Home videos. I love, love, love them. She has lots of different walk workouts with great high calorie, fat-burning miles. She has a website, but I found the DVD's for $8.88 at Sams Club. Check them out!
(www.walkathome.com)
Amanda

Lesley said...

The Leslie Sansone's Walk At Home dvds. They are good. it's working for me!

Jennifer said...

Jillian's shred is amazing! So tough!

Ashley said...

I have both of those tapes...and they are both excellent. But darn hard. I thought Jillian's was the worst thing I had ever done in my life...until I tried the Cardio Max a few weeks later. I was in pain the next day. But the pounds? They will go away. Quickly. And Bob and Jillian are both so motivating...and both are fairly short, like under 30 minutes, so you can fit them in a busy day. Just be sure to do it at a time when you have a few minutes to recover afterwards. Because if you're anything like me, you might feel like you're going to die at first.

Lisa said...

Just check The Firm website to make sure it was still there. I have the TransFirmer. I guess they renamed it.

Lea Liz said...

Hey! I love your blog and read every post! Harper is beautiful and so precious. I love all of her monogrammed things, make me want to name a daughter Harper, if I ever have one, hehe.

So I had my little boy on jan 5th, 2009 and I gained 65 lbs in my pregnancy and I have lost about 35 so far. Your right, you can't really diet because were breastfeeing so I was going to start weight watcher because they have a plan just for NURSING mothers, so maybe you could check it out? But then I decided againist it because everyone says the weight will come off before I know it. I just want to be back into all my normal clothes, I hope by summer too! I have been walking on my treadmill at an incline every night for 30 mins and doing some crunches, sit ups, leg lifts and Ive lost about 3 lbs. Good luck!! Let me know how the videos are, I may try them!!!

Watts Family said...

I love the Gazelle by Tony Little. You do like a skiiing motion and it works everything. I think I bought mine for $100 bucks. Let me know how the videos work for you. Good luck!

Many Blessings,

Amanda

livewithfive said...

I just started the shred on Monday - and am just now able to walk again. :) It is pretty tough, but I can see how it is going to work. It goes by pretty fast since it is only 20 minutes, but you feel like you had a really hard workout (because you did). I'm committed to continuing and looking forward to getting back into it - I had to take a couple of days off because I was so sore. Good luck!

Lulu said...

Harper could not be cuter! I love that little relaxed post-bath face :)

I just started 30 day shred yesterday... I'm in pretty good shape overall, but even ater *one* session I am S-O-R-E!!! That video is worth its weight in gold for the backside-blasting it did to me in just one session. Good luck!
xoxo,
Lulu

Cochran Family said...

I have a friend who has the "30 Day Shred" video and loves it! She loves that you can customize your workout, tailored to how much time you have that day, or how much of a workout you want to do. Maybe I need to check that one out myself!!

♥charity said...

Harper gets more beautiful and more precious everyday!! I have done the Bender ball a few times but I am definitely more of a gym/class type person and I LOVE spinning class!! However after reading all the great things about Jillian's Shred I'm intrigued and tempted to buy it and try it!!

Brittney Galloway said...

I love Bob and Jillian too! I had to switch from "The 30 day Shred," to Bob's Weightloss Yoga because APPARENTLY living in an apartment means you can't be jumping all around like Jillian likes to do! I love the Yoga though, which surprises me, because I'm not really a yoga-ey kind of girl!

Good Gals Inc said...

Both videos are amazing! The cardio one worked my legs so good! I was so sore!! It helps to have the normal sized people working out during the cardio one.

fmattso said...

Lovin the smile! And I love love love Zumba!! I just moved so I haven't found a place to do it here but I have the DVD's! Holy cow!! Theyrock but I can only make it half way through! They kick my fanny and my brain is mush! But they are really fun!

Patti said...

I wore my maternity jeans forever too, they are so darn comfortable and kind of sucked everything in, if you know what I mean!! I have the first DVD that you showed, the one with Bob Harper. I bought it the day before I found out I was pregnant so I never used it. My baby is now 6 months old and I am waiting to crack it open...such a naughty Mommy! It is hard balancing it all though, working part time, being a wife and mommy.
Are you going back to work?

MemeGRL said...

No experience with either video as I'm a weenie, but Stephanie over at the crockpot365 blog did the 30 day shred and said it kicked her tush but was awesome! Good luck with it; just make sure you can still work that camera so we can see that gorgeous baby girl!

Katie said...

She looks so cute in her tub! Don't they smell soooo good after bathtime? I could just eat that smell up! I am so ready to have my body back...now that I'm a hundred and ten weeks pregnant, I'm feeling so huge. Blech! I am so ready to start working out again. Meanwhile, I'm making your butterfinger cake tonight... Hahaha! I reckon I have a few more weeks of eating *real* good. And even if you don't have the shirt that says so, I'm pretty positive that Harper knows you rock, too! ;o)

tara said...

oh my word, look at that big smile! are they baby legs? we have a black/white striped pair for luciana too. she's not even here and i'm getting her ready for fall! ha! good for you working out, i would never suggest running. i hate it! now strenth training? *love* it!!
big fan of jillian and bobs too. i used to babysit for his cousin's children here in maryland.

Amber said...

Okay girlfriend.

2 words: Tae Bo

I went from a size 8/10 to a size 4/6 in just a couple months. And I should definitely take that advice right now.

2 more words: Turbo Jam

I was also doing this. I alternated.

Good luck!! You're doing awesome!

Ashley said...

Hahaha I will NEVER run either. Just not happening :o)

Gretchen and Jimmy said...

Look at that cute smile!!! Way to go losing all but 4 pounds of your pregnancy weight! That is awesome!

Shawna said...

Do you have DVR? I just DVR a bunch of stuff from the fitness channel and then check it out later to see if it's anything I would like. I found an awesome kickboxing workout that I loved, but SOMEHOW it got deleted. My husband swears he didn't do it, but I don't know where it went!

Jackie said...

Kelly, I am in awe of HARPER! What a beautiful baby girl she is. God really made you pray overtime for her,but she is so worth all of those extra prayers.Since I have become so involved in following your blog(from the Winborne family..I am a friend of Carly's mom)that I have now started a blog today for my first time.I really find it relaxing to rethink my day and jot dot some of my feelings and things that I was thankful for this day. Hugs & blessings to your baby,Jackie..my new blog is:
http://serenity-jackie.blogspot.com

Jenna said...

I love the one of Harper 'laxed out after her bath. That girl has the life!!

I am interested to know how you like the videos. I have been thinking about making friends with Jillian, but I am scared. My jeans, on the other hand are begging me to face my fears. :-)

And way to go on all but 4lbs! You are my hero.

Kristi said...

Okay, you have inspired me! I know I must do something after having baby #5, four months ago. I always drop weight pretty quickly due to nursing, but then around this time, I start slowly gaining some back :(. I love Harper's BabyLegs. My little girl has some also and they are so fun!

Maria said...

I've lost post baby weight using weight watchers plans for nursing. It is GREAT and it works quickly if you stick to the plan. Harper will still have enough food because you'll be getting enough calories to make milk.

Tote, Debby, Sammy and Caleb Jimenez said...

i realize you said you just bought these, but if you happen to have comcast on demand, both bob and jillian have free videos. i would think they at least similar to the videos? but maybe not so that might be something to change it up a little every now and then. plus there are other workouts on there too. i've done both bob's and jillians shred and loved both, but especially bob's. he's just so encouraging! i think you'll love the videos!
have fun! and harper seriously could not get any cuter!! but you know that already!! ;)

Ter said...

I love Bob too! I hope someday there'll be a Canadian version of Biggest Loser, I'd totally sign up for that! ;) Hopefully, I'd get a Bob, not a Jillian! I don't really like her for some reason!

mommylicious said...

Oh my she looks so adorable in those baby legs!!!!!! Love the outfit. She is the best dressed baby in our state..LOL. Love Zumba! It's so much fun!

Gennae Heer said...

I really like the Denise Austin workout videos. My baby is 2 and I have 10 pounds I'd like to lose. I want to lose it but I don't want to work for it. I don't think it works that way!

Sheryl said...

I have both of those DVDs and they are great! Jillian's Shred is especially good - a great challenge. I am only now trying level 2, and this is after many many months of level 1. Congrats losing almost all you pg weight. I'm sure the rest will come off quickly.

Melissa said...

I have nd love the 30 Day Shred!

Vanessa said...

The Biggest Loser DVD is great! You can customize your workout so that's nice - if you only have 20 min you only do one section, if you have more time, you can do it all. It's pretty good and contestants from previous seasons are the "class" so you don't have to watch tiny people in great shape work out. I've heard about the 30 day shred but don't have it. Would love to hear what you think after you try it! Good luck!

julie & joe said...

Harper looks so cute! I am glad that she enjoys baths. Let us know about the videos. I have wondered.

Amy said...

I remember when my firstborn was a newborn... just like you, I was the one providing all the nourishment and getting up in the night and all that... and he had the NERVE to look just like his DADDY! lol!

Erin said...

Hi Kelly...I have a quick "Harper's Headband" question for you. I have a ton of too-cute-for-words hairbows of my daughters and now would like to pass them on to my soon-to-be niece, but I want to put them on a headband and would like to use the kind that I think you use where you clip them onto a little notch on the headband part. Can you tell me where I can find those types of headbands?
erin-patneaude@comcast.net

Moriah @ Please Pass the Salt said...

I never lose any baby weight until about 6 months. And then they are using (taking) more calories and I start to notice a difference.

Rory said...

Maternity pants are the best. After my first baby, when I started wearing regular clothes I kept forgetting to zip my pants because it had been so long....hehe. OOPS!

Basham said...

I am a personal trainer and I love those videos! I always recommend those to my clients they are great! Good Choice!

The Parker Family said...

I did the Jillian 30 day shred workouts with On Demand cable. They are really good and fun. The music could be a little better, so crank up your CD player or Ipod.

Courtney said...

OHHH Kelly! You are in for a Butt kicking girl! From one southerner to another let me tell you! These are something to write home to momma about! They are serious workouts! I lost a good bit of weight and do these for toning up! Jillian is no joke! Enjoy your videos!

Kristine said...

Try Tracy Andersen's new videos. She trains Madonna and Gweneth Paltrow. I just got them a little while ago so I can't give a complete recommendation..but look at their bodies. :) She's not the most exciting person to lead workouts, but they ARE hard and I feel it the next day. I MUST do them more often. I still have 15 lbs to lose from Katie. :( And we have a pool. Yikes!

Harper is too cute with her little headbands!! Katie also has a ton of "Daddy this" and Daady that" clothing and NO mommy. Wonder how that happens. :)

Oh, and thanks for your email asking about Katie's Neuro appointment. It went fantastic!!! I'll blog about it later tonight. Hopefully. Miss. Katie is cranky, cranky, cranky today.

Melissa said...

I totally love the Leslie Sansone Walk Away the Pounds videos! :-)

Courtney said...

OHHH am I allowed to say one more thing???? Good! The Biggest looser boot camp is even better in my opinion! The 30 day shred and boot camp are what I love!

Heather said...

I have already decided....I am wearing my maternity jeans from NOW ON. I am never going back. They are my new permanent jeans, I promise!!!
The Clomid weight is so ridiculous. I have about 25-30 pounds of it. When I look at my pregnancy weight gain, it is not NEAR as much as with Connor, (even looking at the same time frame) and I think it's because I already had so much extra weight from that "devil medicine!" Let us know how the videos go...do you think Jillian yells at people on the videos, too?!?!?!? ha!

Jillian, Inc said...

I do Jillian's workout with ComCast on Demand on cable, if you have that. Also, keep in mind there are post-pregnancy pounds and then there are post-pregnancy inches and they are not the same. It's amazing you only have 4 pounds to go, but you'll keep noticing a big difference in inches disappearing as the months go by. That was one thing my mom told me that I didn't "get" until I was living it! Harper is adorable!

Melissa Williams said...

Hey Kelly,
I have been reading your blog forever and am so glad Harper is home and doing wonderfully. Ya'll have certainly been in my prayers! I love to work out to the Leslie Sansome Walk Away the Pounds DVD's...she has a 1,2,3,4 mile walk video. It's not hard moves just walks, kicks, side steps, knee lifts...and if I can do it..you can too girl!

Just wanted to pop in and say hey! Hope everyone is doing great. It feels weird leaving a comment when I have never met you, but oh well...know even a stranger from Benton, AR is praying for you still!

In His love,
Melissa Williams
melissaandluke2003@yahoo.com
www.thewilliamsfamilylife.blogspot.com

susanv said...

I did the 30-day shred when it was on Comcast for free after having my second baby and it kicked my butt! Honestly, you probably won't lose all your baby weight until you stop breastfeeding. But, you enjoy those meals! I want to have another baby just so we can get the church meals again! I did south beach diet for about 6 weeks 6 months after having my second and lost my last 10 lbs of baby weight. It is not the most fun diet, but it worked for me.

Love the blog and love all the baby pics! Don't you just love having your own little real life doll to dress up. Every little girl's dream!

The B's said...

Girl that is amazing that you lost your weight!!! I was not so fortunate...I think I lost like 5 pounds literally and still have the rest. I had a difficult time with post-partum after Emma was born so was just not motivated to work out...finally...almost 2 1/2 yrs. later I AM. You will have to keep us posted on what you think about those videos! :)

Hareper is PRECIOUS. Emma is always talking about seeing "Baby Harper" and still praying for her each night! ;)

Rachel said...

first off-i love the pictures of harper--she is adorable! yes, i have done both videos and they ARE WONDERFUL!!!! the shred videos are extremely hard but great! and the cardio max is great too-you will lose that weight so fast!!! good luck! you look fabulous kelly-

Becky said...

Sorry Kelly, get use to the no Mamma thing. You will be in very few pictures too.

I like to do the cardio workout with Bob on our free Exercise TV in cable.

Have a good day!
Becky

Courtney, Jeff, & Ayla said...

Jillian is tough! Good luck. I hope to have my prego lbs off soon after baby. Gotta have her first though. ha

Amber said...

I have the 30 day shred and it's great. definitely will kick your butt. i also have leslie sansone dvd's and love them. i have found that alternating the two gives good results. cardio mixed w/good toning. i am a class kind of girl too, LOVE zumba!!! (all of this makes me sound very fit, but i'm trying to lose about 50 lbs now! clomid, pregnancy, and now adoption...it takes it's toll!)

Angela said...

I haven't tried those but we LOVE our Wii Fit. We were blessed to have won a wii console and we used some christmas money to buy Wii Fit. Let me tell you it's the best $90 we have spent on ourselves.

Katharine said...

i SWEAR by winsor pilates! i was able to lose weight, gain muscle, and just slim down overall in a matter of about 4 weeks. and there are so many different DVD choices that you never get bored!! :)

The Major's Wife said...

there's always a few pounds that just won't go until you finish nursing. It's just God's way of ensuring you could still feed the baby with your reserves if you were starving.

Handmade Housewife... said...

I love anything Pilates and also Denise Austin. Honestly though I wouldn't worry about losing weight this soon. You know "9 months on 9months off." It took me 11.5 months to lose mine (all 70 lbs of it) yeah you read that right :) It was strictly nursing and walking. It will happen for ya. Just don't nurse directly after exercising...lactic acid build up.

-Hayley

Jacquie said...

I have the Biggest Loser Boot Camp DVD and it's good - and tough.

Truth is... the biggest factor to losing weight is your eating... then your activity. Put them both together - and WaLa!

Look up "stomach vacuums" on the internet. I've been doing a lot of reading on abs - postpartum. They are VERY effective.

When Harper gets a little bigger - instant workout partner!! And she'll think you're just playing.

If you need/want any help - email me. I'll be happy to help.

Charity said...

I found your blog via Angie Smith and have LOVED reading it!!! You are too fun...

I have the 30 day shred and love it. I noticed a huge change in my body. Like others have posted it will kick your butt, but it works.

If you only have 4 lbs to loose, girl you don't need this;) That is awesome...way to go!

kate said...

Scott looks so happy with his lil' princess!

I have NO weight loss tricks....but I'd seriously pay money for some. ;)

loves! kate

Staci said...

Oh my gosh, Kelly! I hate, loathe, despise, dislike working out! Really, I have no desire whatsoever to workout...until I found Zumba!

It's so, so fun! The time flies in that class.

I take a class at my local YMCA. Check it out if you can!

Rach@In His Hands said...

I love, love, love Bob.....I wish he'd come over to my house and whip me into better shape! I have one of his Biggest Loser workouts and it really does the trick.

Harper loves her bath!! So cute.

Cameron and Rachel said...

Congrats on losing you weight so fast!! Your little girl is precious and is getting so big. Its sad how fast they grow. I took a zumba class last night and LOVED it. It was alot of fun, so you didn't realize you were actually working out. Love the picture of the proud daddy! Don't worry my little boy never got anything that says i love mommy, it was all about daddy!

Laurie said...

Very cute pictures!

Keely said...

Let us know about the videos, I have been wondering if they would be good. I read a book when I was pregnant that said 9 months of gaining weight, 9 months of losing weight and I have to say that was pretty accurate. My daughter is 15 months now and when she turned 1 year, I was pretty much back to where I was before I got pregnant. Hang in there, the breastfeeding really does help bring the weight off and then it will just kind of start dropping off. I remember too it's so hard to think about how you're eating at first b/c there are way too many other things that you are trying to deal with, so don't beat yourself up- it will come off!! If all else fails there are always personal trainers- ahhhhhh!!! Love your blog,I check in every day!

Lauren Kelly said...

Too precious!!!!!!!! And here I thought she couldn't get any cuter!!!! :o)

Dawn said...

The 30 day shred is a GREAT work out if you do it consistently. It is a circuit type training and can really burn the calories if you put in the intensity. LIFT WEIGHTS and drink LOTS of water.

KRISTEN'S PALACE said...

kelly zumba is amazing! i have been doing it since dec. and i have already lost 12 lbs. not to mention that i'm a lot more in shape and more tone now. TRY IT YOU WILL LOVEEEE IT! :)

p.s. Harper, you are the future MISS USA.

Lori said...

Kickboxing. Kickboxing. Kickboxing. Since motherhood, I work so hard at being patient... it's exhausting! The first kickboxing class I took, I knew right away that the stress-relief of hitting that bag... oh, I just can't tell you how good it felt! Highly, highly, highly recommend it!!!! Harper is so beautiful!!

Our Complete Family said...

Hi Kelly! I saw your button on a few blogs I read often and I've been following your sweet families journey for a few weeks now hun!
I'm so glad all your prayers were answered! Your little Miss Harper is a doll baby.
I'll be back by to check in on you guys!
Many hugs to you and yours, Les

Erin said...

How sweet is that face of Harper in the bathtub! I am so jelous you are so close to losing all your pregnancy weight. I still have 20. I need motivation...Iam hoping th warm weather will do it. I, too, love my maternity jeans!!!

Stephanie said...

Oh Allie loves her bathtime too...the smile on Harpers face says it all! Such a happy little girl.

I'm anxious to hear what you think of the workout videos. I'm looking for something to try so can't wait to hear your review!

Ohtobebeautiful said...

I have the 30 Day Shred and let me tell you, that is BRUTAL. I know at some point she says "I want you to feel like your dying" and I was yelling out, "IM DYING! IM DYING!" And then I couldnt move for two days. But that could also be because I am a total wimp. Not athletic at all. HaHa!

Beth said...

Kelly,
I still have about 20 pounds of pregnancy weight to lose and my little guy is 4 months old! I got the Wii Fit and LOVE it! But I've had a hard time finding time to do it lately. I have a fussy little man and he keeps me pretty busy. Let us know how the videos work out!

Sonya said...

I don't know if anyone has said this or not but be careful about working out to much, it can affect your supply as well as the taste of your milk. You might want to start out slow and gradually increase. If you notice a dip in supply or Harper being fussy the working out could be part of it. I just wanted to give you a heads up.

Kristen said...

She is so sweet and how fun that she loves her bath (so many babies don't!) I love that just washed baby smell too!! I don't blame you on the running thing, but have used Turbo Jam and it's a lot of fun! Let us know how you like the BL ones!

My name is Megan... said...

she looks just like their daddy in the picture of the two of them!! I haven't done those workouts but I hear good things as far as what Jillian Michaels does. Have a good weekend!! :)

wherever HE leads we'll go said...

First, Harper is absolutely adorable!

Second, I am glad to see that she owns at least one shirt that doesn't say Harper. ; )

Shaila Creekmore said...

You know that BF is it's own form of dieting. You can burn up to 1,000 calories a day just making milk. It was the easiest and best diet I've ever done. LOL Even if you just add in a bit of excercise, it really seemed easy for me to lose weight - for the first time in my life. But you're right, don't diet, just eat right. You still need good calories to make good rich breast milk.

Kathy said...

First of all, I HATE to exercise!!! Have you ever heard of Weigh Down? It's basically the way God designed our bodies - WAIT until our tummy growls (that's God signal to tell us to eat) and then eat. Then STOP when we're full. That's the trick - figuring out when we're truly full. For me, it's when I do that first little sigh. I then know I need to stop. Anything kind of hunger outside of these - is more of "head hunger" = temptation!!! So, in these times - you would pray, read your Bible, go do your homework, listen to your tapes, or watch one of the videos.

If you're interested you can always check out this website... www.weighdown.com They are offering the At-Home-Series for FREE right now for the VHS tape set! You only pay for shipping. Which to Texas was $8.57. Can't remember the price for the DVD set.

Or if you have any personal questions - I'd love to answer them for you. I have done Weigh Down before pregnancy, while pregnant, after being pregnant and nursing and it truly works!!! It's the easiest thing I've ever done and I never had to exercise to do it. But more than the weight loss was my relationship with God - it truly grew to a point I had never known before!!! That was more beneficial than the weight. It was the best experience ever - I really hope you'll consider it!!!

Shari said...

She is so stinkin' cute! :] As far as nursing goes: I lost all kinds of weight while nursing and I didn't try including extra lbs I got before being pregnant. It will go away if you exclusively nurse! You will love it! Working out is great, but remember you need to sleep a little too! Take care!

lori said...

jillian rocks...she will wear you out, and you will wonder how in the world you could fit so much workout into 20min! But I LOVE IT! Did i mention it is just 20 minutes? That is my face part!
Good luck!

Jennifer said...

Right after my 6 weeks, Josh and I would do cross fit workouts at home. Have you heard of them? Go to crossfit.com. They are just awful, but they only take a few mintues and you will see results pretty quickly. Josh would modify them for me and I was able to do them. He had his personal trainer certification for several years so for once his obcession with working out helped me!

I love the idea of Bob and Jillian!!!:)

Kristen said...

Hi Kelly! I don't know you.. at all.. but my Mom and sisters read your blog throughout your pregnancy, and introduced me to it after Harper was born.. and I began praying and have been reading ever since.

Anyway.. I would suggest looking into Weight Watchers for weight loss. It really works for me.. and I eat all of the time! I even eat chocolate and other goodies.. It's really all about portion control and just making smart food choices.. You definitely don't starve!

Just a thought! Wish you the best!

Kristen

Kristen said...

oh.. and they have a program that is special for nursing mothers..

Kelli said...

I can't wait to hear about the tapes! I walked off most of my pounds. Caroline LOVED being in the stroller. Hopefully you will be able to get Miss Harper out and about later! I can't believe you have lost so much already! That is AWESOME!

jsiewert said...

Ok I got the video tonight and am starting tomorrow. I hope it works and I'm not too worn out! Heres to feeling good for summer!

-Rebecca in Idaho

Katie said...

Okay i LOVE Biggest Loser workout videos. The gym at school scares me to death, but I do workout videos most nights a week. The Biggest Loser ones are my favorite. They hurt. A lot. But in the really good "I just did something great for myself" way. You'll have to let me know how the other one is.

Amber said...

Harper's little smile in her bath is so cute! I'm glad you found an activity that she enjoys since you said she screamed through others you thought she'd like! (like walks!) Maybe she's on the road to happy babydom. ;)

Alyssa said...

You should try Yoga Booty Ballet, it's fun and a GREAT workout!!

Sara Campbell said...

Kelly, you make me laugh. I still have a pair of black knit yoga maternity pants I wear! They have holes in the inner thighs which I have safety pinned together. Ha, dont' I love myself enough to mend them? No, only those adorable smocked dresses get that! I like Leslie Samson's Walk Away the Pounds. Easy, slightly boring, but at least it gets done once in awhile. Harper is beautiful. I put an outfit on Benaiah yesterday that said, "Mommy's hero" and I realized that's the only one that says mommy, I had the same thought, "hey, where's my name on all this?!" Love you!

Krissy said...

Jillian's 30-Day shred is a dvd that gets used all the time in my house. Love it.

Lucky in Love said...

I know a lot of people on here that do the 30 day shred...so you should definitely get some feedback on that. Let me know...I'd like to try!

I've tried a snip-it of the cardio one with Bob on this feature on our tv which gives us on demand free workouts...and it's pretty good.

I go to the gym usually and I like the classes as well. I do zumba, pilates, and yoga.

The Vinson Five said...

While I am nursing I decided to try a low carb diet. You can eat whenever you are hungry and you get plenty of calories for breastfeeding. 25 pounds later I still love it. I will probably go back to weight watchers/calorie counting once I wean... but this has worked best for me.

Avery & Hailey said...

30 day shred is awesome and my bff swears by the biggest loser video too! Good luck! Love the new pics!

The Proctors said...

Love the picture of Harper in the tub. She's adorable and growing so big! Ok...as far as workout videos...if you need to work on your core, I highly suggest the Windsor Pilates videos. That is what I like to do to work my abs. I have the 30 day shred video but I haven't used it yet. I plan to start soon to break up my workout inbetween running. Also, I have The Firm that includes the fanny lifter and those workouts are great! You are doing awesome if you just have 4 lbs to lose. You look great!! Don't be shocked if you hold on to those last few pounds for awhile. It seems like I had 5 pounds left and when I stopped nursing was when I lost that. Let us know how you like these videos once you get them!

About The Brown Eyed Bunch said...

I have the Jillian 30 day Shed, I just started level 2 last night, 11 days straight i have worked out. It's only 20 mins so it isnt too bad. Level 2 however was really hard but i am going to get through it because i want and need to! i can deal with a 20 min work out. after my 30 days i plan to either start over or get another biggest loser workout video too. I would love for you to try to 30 day shed so i can have someone else to compare too, i dont know anyone else who does it. i am not doing her diet plan, just eating less, no cokes, no chocolate etc. hope to hear how it goes if you do it!

Robin said...

I lost almost 30 pounds by eating low fat tv dinners. Preportioned and inexpensive.

Melissa E said...

Kelly, you are doing great. 4 lbs of baby weight. You rock!! I'm still trying to loose my baby weight that the baby is 18. :) I do enjoy the Walking DVD's with Leslie Sansone. She is a Christian and is really motivational. I lost 20lb doing just her workout. :)

Leah W said...

i have tried out both those work out DVDs (I *heart* bob & jillian) and I really like their work outs PLUS they are a WORK OUT!

have fun, harper is so cute!

Allie said...

Hey girl, I love your blog and think Miss Harper is just the cutest thing ever! Stop by my blog Four Fat chicks for great weight loss tips, recipes and reviews of work-out dvds. www.fourfatchicks.blogspot.com

Ruth said...

Harper is so cute!

Let us know how the tapes work. I have several of the 10 minute tapes and love them. I also love the workouts from Self magazine, especially the crunchless abs.

chroniclesofraw said...

Hi Kelly! Cute blog and extra cute baby. I've been doing the 30 Day Shred with Jillian Michaels for a couple of weeks and have lost 6 pounds. I didn't like the beginner exercises, but once I moved to intermediate, I really enjoy it!! And it doesn't take much time out of the day either. Highly recommended!! Let me know how you like the Cardio workout, that's next on my list :). R.

Jennifer said...

Harper looks so happy!!! I love happy babies.

I'm dying to know how your workout attempt goes - it's so hard once you have little kids to stay active like you did before! I lost my pregnancy weight and then gained it back before my son was 18 months because i couldn't really adapt. I have to learn how to do mommy workouts!

Tara G. said...

I started using videos when we moved to Kyiv and didn't feel like figuring out the whole gym thing there. They worked great and I've used them ever since because it's just that season of life- babies, location, deploying husband... I've used Jazzercise. I think I own all the ones they currently sell and I get up early nearly everyday (even when I was pregnant). I've heard keeping a food diary helps, too. I haven't moved to that step of discipline...

Kristine McKowen said...

Another vote for Walk Away the Pounds by Leslie Sansone.

This set is my favorite

http://www.walkathome.com/store/product29.html

When I do these every day/every other I do begin to lose weight. I've just again started these. Must get in shape.

Love Miss Harper's photos of the day!

Melissa Lea said...

That is one precious baby you got there! She is absolutley adorable!

Tara G. said...

Sorry- a p.s. for the ladies trying to lose baby weight- the Jazzercise postpreg video has been great and you can even do the strength training with your baby.

lesli said...

Hey girl! I just love your blog and love all those big bows you put on precious harper!

I bought the 30 day shred in December and still enjoy doing it. I mix it up with cardio at the gym, and I have lost 8 pounds and an entire dress size. I think the biggest impact I've seen is inches. I would definitely recommend doing it more than 30 days. Actually, I wrote a piece about the 30 day shred on my weight loss blog...
http://fourfatchicks.blogspot.com/2009/02/30-60-day-shred.html

Caroline said...

If you ever need a babysitter... he he! She is PRECIOUS@

Kristin Stegent said...

Have you tried wii fit? Or do you even have a wii? I am really liking it! But I am more of a yoga, strength training type girl as apposed to aerobics, so you may not like it...I don't know.

It took me awhile to loose my baby weight, but I have had two babies in two years and am onto my 3rd one in 3 years. Ha! I lost my weight first 2 times by mainly walking. And then getting back into the gym. I go 2 days a week before my husband goes to work. I am not a morning person, so it is SERIOUSLY by God's grace that I get up to work out!!!

Hope you find something that works good for you!

And I love Harper in the bath and right after...she looks so sweet and relaxed!

The Ennis' said...

Hi Kelly!
I've been reading your blog for a while (since before Harper was born) but I've never left a comment. I have never prayed SO hard for someone that I didn't know as I did when Miss Harper was born. I would wake up in the middle of the night with y'all on my mind and pray until I fell asleep. I'm SOOO happy to get on here and see such sweet pictures of her SO healthy! ANYWAY, I've done the cardio max video and it's great! Another line of videos that I LOVE is The Firm. I'm a class girl, too (I'll do 10 minutes on the treadmill and be DONE but do two classes back to back and love it!). Before we joined the gym I did those all the time and still get them out when I can't get there. They really reshape your body (especially the bum area :)). Well, there's my Firm plug. Congrats on losing the baby weight so fast!!

Carrie said...

I have the 30 day shred and it is a great workout. I am on level 2 and I think it is a great idea when the weather isn't great or you can't get outside for whatever reason.

Michelle said...

I love the picture of Harper after her bath - too cute! I am also a step and kickboxing kind of gal (any group fitness class), but I love the Winsor Pilates. You can get them pretty cheap on Ebay too. I love the Biggest Loser, especially Jillian - so I'm sure that video will be great! I wish they'd create a new Biggest Loser - like for those who have 15 lbs to lose. I would so want to be on that show! Hang in there - it takes time to come off but you'll get there :)

Denise said...

I didn't read through all the comments, so someone might have already suggested it, but TURBO JAM will kick your hiney, and you will have results quickly! I was amazed how fast it worked! I highly recommend it! Has a little diet suggestion attached to it, but I am sure if you went to their online help, they would help you modify it for being a nursing mom!

Harper is precious, and I check you blog everyday to check in on you guys!

Be Well!

Natalie said...

I do the Biggest Loser Cardio workout every day. You can really feel the burn in your legs with all the lunges & squats. I love it...although I sometimes feel like Bob is trying to kill me! I have lost 10 pounds in 3 weeks doing video every other day.

Laura said...

I LOVE the Walk Away The Pounds by Leslie Sansone! It will totally reshape your body and you will lose weight!

USCEmily said...

I'm getting the 30 Day Shred video tonight for my birthday from one of my friends. I'll make sure to document my progress- let us know yours as well. I hope it will work! I hear it's a GREAT workout, but I am a little scared it might kick my butt.

Harper is adorable- what a sweet face enjoying her bath!!

Casey Lewallen said...

I have a Wii Fit and absouletely love it!

Mama SeWELL said...

That bath picture is too cute! that lil grin just makes my heart melt! I wanted to comment on the exercising, I love my elliptical. Before I got married I lost 48 lbs just doing the elliptical and a few floor exercises for abs, legs, and some sissy push-ups. Ive also found on my cable on demand section some exercise videos that I now throw in. Some of the videos for abs, etc, are only 10 - 15 mins. I have been loving that. Good luck with it, Im not doing to well considering I LOVE to eat, and I LOVE hanging with KC instead of doing responsible grown up things. Have a good weekend!

JasonI said...

Hi Kelly!
So happy that Harper is doing so incredibly well! Praise Jesus!
Just wanted to say that when you are nursing, it isn't healthy to try to loose weight too quickly. I don't remember all the biochemical reasons why, but it was recommended not more than 1 pound every 1-2 weeks.
Also, make sure you maintain a healthy weight--seems like you are loosing really fast with nursing and that can make your milk supply go down if you are watching it really carefully.
--Elizabeth

Lindsay said...

Kelly! First off, I love your Blog...I happened upon it one day and your little girl made me smile! I had a million bows just like her (i had no hair until i was three)...Anyways, I read your post about working out and I actually keep a workout blog where I give tips etc. to friends who are trying to get in shape. There are a lot of exercises on there that you can do at home ...the site is www.workoutgirl1.blogspot.com

Let me know if it's helpful.

Rebecca said...

She's just so cute! Love the Daddy Rocks shirt :).

I'm not into workout videos, but I went for a swim in the lap-pool yesterday, and let me tell ya, I found mucsles I completey forgot I had, by far the best all-around workout I've had! I know it would require getting out and about - but maybe when you have a little more time...

The McBrayer family said...

I am laughing at myself because weeks ago I came across your blog, prayed so hard for your precious baby and now check on her each day! I just love your blog and I know that if we lived close we'd be great friends! We have so much in common. You also make me laugh and I just love your happy attitude! I'm laughing because I just ordered the "30 Day Shred". Saw it last night on your blog and looked it up- wow does it get great reviews! I'm excited to try it! I still have about 10 lbs. to go and my baby is 3! Ha! Take care
Kelli in Atlanta

Teresa said...

I heart the maternity jeans too!
Good luck! :)

Katrina said...

My daughter is 11 months old and I'm still battling to lose my Clomid weight! Ugh! I recently got Jillian's 30 Day Shred and it it intense. I've yet to make it through an entire workout on easy! LOL

Amy said...

First of all get Jillian's workout--it's the best!

Second--the Doctor wants me to start Clomid next month, and I am a little nervous about the side effects. How long were you on it? She wants to try it for 3 months to regulate me cycles they are really short.

Thanks-Amy

P.S. Harper is so adorable!

andrea said...

oh look at her just cheesing in the tub!
so cute!

i love the biggest loser dvds i have cario and boot camp!

boot camp is AWESOME!

Stephanie said...

Hey my sister just told me the other day that she is doing Bob's workout dvd and that it literally kicks butt! It should be great for you. Clomid and other fertility drugs are so hard on your weight. I took Clomid and Perganol (injections) for many years and I have about 30 lbs, that may never go away. Oh well. You look awesome no matter what and that Harper is such a cutie! Love the pics! Have a great weekend!
Love,
Stephanie in Utah

pinkmommy said...

I have cardio max. I have always been more of a class girl too, and I really like this video. Be ready for some sore muscles!!

Leslie said...

So funny! I just bought cardio max the other day! Haven't tried it yet because I will be out of town for a week starting tomorrow, but I will when I get back. A friend of mine (who has lost about 30 pounds on Weight Watchers) swears by that video, as well as his Yoga for Weight Loss one.

Manda said...

I tried the 30 day shred on "On Demand" (on cable) this morning. It kicks your butt for sure! It is so intense. I have been working out for 3 months straight now and there were some I couldn't do for the whole circuit. I'm hoping to see results though. Good luck with that one.
I love Bob way more than Jillian though! :)
Oh, and of course Harper is just beautiful as always!

Kate said...

I have the 30 Day Shred and it's great.

For weight loss, though, I advise reading the book "The Weigh Down Diet" ~ it is a Bible-based lifestyle that allows you to eat whatever you want, not be a slave to calories and/or exercise, and points a person back to focusing on God rather than food. You WILL lose weight ~ quickly, actually ~ and you WILL keep it off permanently.

This book has changed my entire outlook and I've been losing weight without trying. As a Christian, I feel compelled to mention it to you.

The Fabulous Side of Me said...

I have Jillian's and I love it! It is quick and easy yet challanging. I really feel good and like I have done something when I am finished.

heartsfullofluv said...

Harper is so cute!!!
We just purchased Bob's Weight Loss Yoga and we absolutely love it. We can definitely tell we got a work-out, but aren't sore.
The cool thing is that it makes us feel energized and totally ready to get up in the morning!
Good luck!

Carrie said...

I have been doing the 30 day shred and love it. My two little boys do it with me too. I like it because there are three levels so it helps me ease into it. Also it works great with my ADD because you do 3 min strenthg, 2 min cardio and 1 min abs and repeat twice. About the time I am ready to die we are moving to a less intense move.

Amy said...

Hi Kelly,

It sounds like you lost the baby weight really fast. My suggestion to you is to keep nursing! I lost all my weight plus more with both of my babies while nursing. It burns so many calories. I would try to eat healthy but don't diet and keep exercising and the pounds will probably melt away. Good luck! Amy

Summer said...

nursing, nursing, and more nursing. That is how I lost all of my weight and then some. It took a year but so worth it, I burned calories and my baby ate the good stuff:)

Sarah Rose said...

I too am trying to lose the baby weight -- and the meal delivery weight! I just checked out Leslie Sansone's Walk Away the Pounds - Fast Four Miles and GREATLY underestimated how challenging it would be! I love exercise classes too, but can't fit a gym membership into the budget. A few days of doing a DVD and I'm hooked; it's almost the same feeling, except I'm not worried about the girl behind me laughing at my off-rhythm steps!

My library has a TON of great DVDs -- yours might, too. It would be a great way to "change it up"!

Harris Family said...

I am a little sad about the thought of giving up all my maturnity clothes, too! People told me I would hate them, but not this comfy girl! Obviously, I am looking forward to the day I do not fill them out so much...but they are awefully comfortable. I love my citizen jeans with the big waitband....no crack ever shows! HA Let me know your secrets...starting next week, it is on! Man, I have kind of enjoyed eating everything I have wanted!

Cameron Clan said...

I know you get LOTS of comments so I don't know if you will even see this one or not! I just wanted to give you some advice on Harper's hair..in my (professional, I'm a hairdresser) opinion if you shampoo babies hair with "real" shampoo it will grow better and healthier! When I stopped using the baby shampoo on my 4 year old (about a year ago) her hair started growing sooo fast, you can go to my blog and see how much hair she has! AND I have an 8 month old and just started shampooing her hair with my shampoo too and it's probably grown about 1/2 an inch in the last 2 weeks!
Try it and you should be able to put it up in a pony tail before she's a year old!!
Take care and I praise the Lord for you that Harper is doing so well!

Sara said...

The 30 Day Shred Video is AMAZING! It will really really work you hard. It took me a while to just get used to Level 1. I highly recommend it :)

Rachel www.jackandcoledesigns.com said...

Hi Kelly!

Will you PLEASE post back in a few weeks and let us know how the videos are working for you??

I've had two babies in two years and I've got some MAJOR weight to lose..

Kudos to you for losing most of yours!!

Blessings,
Rachel

Kim said...

Good grief all the comments!! Mine might get lost! My advice on the weight thing {b/c I'm obsessed with shedding it after each pregnancy and I did have 4 kids in a 35 month period and I breastfed each of them the first 11 months of their lives- I get rid of the most when I started baby food. Seriously! I'm too busy feeding the baby that I really don't eat much and by then the milk supply slacks b/c they are eating more table/baby food - I'm telling you THAT is when it melts off like butter!

But you have lost all but 4! That is awesome!!

TBRKO said...

Kelly this is so funny, because as I was opening your blog to get the shrimp/wild rice recipe to make tonight, I was telling my husband about the 30 minutes shred that tons of people at work are using! So try it. I plan to buy it too! :)
I had my fourth baby five months ago, and nursing keeps me eating like a horse. The only way for me to lose weight is to work out more too.

arkstacia said...

I have not tried those videos, but if you can get someone with a nintendo WII Fit, those things are AMAZING!!! That is what I have done and it is great!!I have to tell you, Harper is adorable and just keeps getting cuter by the day. Her outfits and hair ribbons are to die for!! Love it....

Shahrzad Baber said...

the cardio max is AWESOME I did the first one with bob and didnt use weights and I sweating like crazy and I lost a lot of inches... try it at first without the weights and then as you get used to it add 2.5-5 pound weights, its awesome I loved it!!!!!!

Fran said...

First of all...she is truly adorable!!! And...its been nearly 13 years and I'm still waiting on my tshirt! Ha!!!

ScrappinAway said...

Love those leggings! Good luck with the videos. I only gained 24lbs while preggers and thought it would come off easily...wrong, I have only lost 14lbs, still have 10lb more to go and it doesn't seem to be going anywhere!

michelle said...

Yes~I have the Jillian Michaels shred! It is really good! I would like to try the other one and I almost bought it the day! Post what you think about it!

Sarah said...

I have never commented.
I have no kids.
I am 29.
I have been reading you since way before Harper was born.
I remember the day you said your Harper was going to be born... and all I could think was... wow... I KNOW this baby will be born into the best family ever and the birth process will be absolutly perfect mostly because of your faith.
I thought bad things only happen to people that deserve them.
I was in SHOCK when I read about little Harper. For my first time in years my faith was indeed lost.
I figured if someone as perfect as you had these issues... we are all doomed.
I have seen the love that has been outpouring daily. I think in some weird way this was suppost to happen to you... to make the rest of us realize stuff like this does happen.
You are inspiring.
Just this week my boyfriend of 9 years and I lost our jobs... (which I never thought was possible) But, with your story I have hope that we will make it.
I thank you for inspiring me, more then you know.
I knew Harper would make it.
I knew God gave you an obstacle to teach the rest of us selfish people how to take a chanenge and move on.
Thanks!
xoxo
Sarah

Always a Southern Girl said...

Harper is looking just marvelous!!! I need to check out those workout videos myself. Take care--Renee

Melissa said...

30 Day Shred kicks butt. It is only about 1/2 hour total so it is easy to fit in your schedule. It is an intense workout. I have done 1 hour videos that have not made me hurt as bad or sweat as much as this one!

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