And So It Begins….

I have lost my mind. Okay, I am exaggerating a bit but I am officially going to start the Beach Body 21 Day Challenge next week! I can’t believe that I am going to try this. I never do anything other than Weight Watchers to lose weight.  But I really need help and fast.  I was going to do Weight Watchers again but a good friend talked me into joining her on this journey! Well she didn’t have to convince me too much since I desperately need to lose at least 35 lbs before the summer and this looked like an awesome way to start.  So over the next 21 days I will be trying out Shakeology, doing daily exercise programs and filling these gorgeous color coded containers with healthy foods!  Say a pray that I make it through. It must be good because I heard that the program is already sold out / on back order!

I will try and blog about my journey but if I don’t get around to doing posts, I will keep you all up to date on Facebook {Erin the Irish Mama}

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And I can’t believe that I am going to do this but I am going to show you a before picture.  Not today so don’t get too excited to make fun of my fatty pants over here! I just haven’t had a moment to ask the hubby to snap off some horrible pre pics of me yet.  But when I do, you will see what 3 c-sections in less than 6 years can do to a body.  Not to mention that I carried 2 babies that were well over 9lbs and one that was over 10lbs.  So my body was stretched to the max.  I took this the morning that I had Owen 2 1/2 months ago {and my body still hasn’t recovered}.

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It’s not pretty but it’s what I am up against. I am determined to get back into shape.  I may never wear a bikini again and I may not be a size 4 but if I can be healthy and fit back into my smaller clothes than I will be happy!  This was my 3rd and final pregnancy and I tried my best not to gain a ton of weight but I knew it was the last time I would ever have an excuse to have one more oreo or one more slice of pizza.  Those excuses need to end now!  But don’t worry I LOVE food so I am never going to be that person that always eats healthy. I love my pizza and tacos way too much!

PS. Oh and in case you were wondering, I am not being paid or compensated to try this diet.  I didn’t get free samples or a trial deal.  This is all on me! I just thought I would keep a journal of my journey to share with you all.  I did this the last time that I was trying to lose weight and I wanted to do it again.  It’s just another form of accountability. If I have to report into you guys and show pictures then maybe I will try just a little bit harder and I won’t reach for that bag of chips.  I’m just thankful that I am starting after this weeks snow storm.

Wish me luck!

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The Winner of the ZeeBee Threads Giveaway is…..

Congratulations to Tabitha B.  You won the ZeeBee Threads Giveaway this week! I will be contacting you shortly on how to claim your new Eco-Slouchy Pullover!
Congratulations again!

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Welcome back my loyal readers!!!!  I have a giveaway that I know a lot of you ladies will enjoy. Remember when I introduced you to ZeeBee Threads, my newest sponsor, a few weeks ago? Missed that post? You can catch up by clicking here: ZeeBee Threads 
 
Well they reached out to me with the idea of doing a giveaway for my wonderful followers! 
 
Remember this top that I posted? 
Yes, that one. It’s the Eco-Slouchy Pullover and it looks so freaking comfy! Well now’s your chance to win it for free! Yes, that’s right! See I told you girls that you would love this one! I know so many of you mentioned how cute this was!

ZeeBee Threads was founded with one clear objective: to provide active women with stylish casual clothing options at affordable prices.

It was the result of the drive, dedication and vision of a working mother, Jessica Morris, who wanted to upgrade her wardrobe, but not at the expense of her family’s budget; or at the expense of her already precious time.  

At ZeeBee Threadsyou’ll never pay more than $50 for great quality women’s stylish, casual clothing.  No more sales rack diving. No more retail clutter. Just stylish twists on women’s everyday basics delivered to your door.”ZeeBee Threads Website

So what are you waiting for? Enter now! Best of luck to you all, I am super jealous because I really love this top!!  

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{SPONSOR SHOUT OUT} Welcome ZeeBee Threads

I wanted to take a moment to welcome ZeeBee Threads to the blog. They are my latest and greatest sponsor this month! 

Here’s some more information directly from ZeeBee Threads website

ZeeBee Threads was founded with one clear objective: to provide active women with stylish casual clothing options at affordable prices.

It was the result of the drive, dedication and vision of a working mother, Jessica Morris, who wanted to upgrade her wardrobe, but not at the expense of her family’s budget; or at the expense of her already precious time.  

At ZeeBee Threadsyou’ll never pay more than $50 for great quality women’s stylish, casual clothing.  No more sales rack diving. No more retail clutter. Just stylish twists on women’s everyday basics delivered to your door.
I immediately fell in love with the Eco-Slouchy Pullover.  How cute is this top? I seriously have to go and get one for myself.  

Oh and I can see myself living in the vintage super soft lounge pants along with this pullover! 

Oh and check out the Organic Scoop Neck top.  Right now it’s on sale for 40% off with the Coupon Code: SAVE40%


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