I started this journey because I am just not happy with myself. It isn’t being done to look good to anyone but myself. I don’t like buying “fat” clothes as I have begun to call them, and nothing looks good on me when I look at myself in the mirror. I dread the summer with trying to get into a bathing suit! As any woman can agree to, it can be a terrifying time in the fitting room. Not only do I look larger, but I look so, dare I say it…white!!! Nothing about trying on a bathing suit thrills me! And, does it seem to you that they are getting smaller (fitting) with a larger (number) size? I might as well have kept my maternity bathing suit for Pete’s Sake!
So, this is why I am on this journey. It’s been 5 (almost) 6 years since the birth of my youngest child and I have sat around long enough. Well, I didn’t really sit around. I’ve been building businesses and that took and still does take most of my time each day. I look back and see my 11 year old, my 8 year old and remember after having them, just bouncing back to my pre-baby body. Of course, it took a year to do with each one, so I am fully prepared for this long challenge.
I am happy to report that I am down 2.2 pounds! I only have about 50 more to go, but hey, it’s a start in the RIGHT direction! I didn’t really exercise during last week, but this week is where I am going to incorporate more of that. I decided to take the Wii Active (more exercise version) 6 week fitness challenge. Can I just say one word about my first day doing it? OUCH! Squats and lounges…not my thing. I can feel it burning today with each step I take. It’s a good thing, don’t get me wrong! I haven’t done today yet, but will be very soon and apparently we are going to do upper body. FUN? Not sure yet.
For those of you who are on this journey too, I would love to hear how you stay motivated! It has been one week, with a 2 pound weight loss, so I am ok for now, but it is a long road to walk! (I don’t run…it hurts my knees, and quite frankly, I just don’t like it) I am viewing this much like life…life is not a sprint…so I will enjoy the walk thank you very much!