Another new start...

Thursday, January 03, 2013

Last winter I decided enough was enough and started seeing a trainer a couple of times a week. She kicked my butt and it was exhausting, but I actually started to see some real progress and felt great...until old habits and financial stresses caused me to drop the trainer. Instead I signed up for a local gym and thought I'd go all of the time on my own. I was wrong. Spring soccer kicked in, then summer madness with camping, BBQs with friends, etc. and it became easier and easier to push off going to the gym. Other personal and financial stress added to the mix so having an extra glass or two of wine or drinks with friends became the norm to help ease the tention...another excuse. I've gained back 20 of the 30 pounds I lost last winter simply by being lazy and not keeping my eye on the prize.

In an effort to stay motivated, I finally registered for the Warrior Dash. I've wanted to do this race for a couple of year, but kept putting it off until I was in better shape. Guess I'll now have to get in shape!...and time to get back into two sizes smaller jeans I only wore a few times before I gave up on my exercise and food plan

I took my measurements on New Year's day, weighed in and took some pictures for my "before" shots. I'm not proud of how I look, but sometimes you just need a slap in the face to really see what you've become. I'm really embarrassed to post them, but I did it anyways...maybe having photographic evidence along with all of the weight and measurements will help keep me motivated. I went to the gym last night, even though I really just wanted to stay home and do nothing, and have tracked my food for the last three days. Small steps, but feeling good about them!
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    You can do it!
    1897 days ago
    Training for an event always works for me...Good luck!
    1900 days ago
    It sounds like you have a great plan. I wish you the best of look in meeting your goals. Sometimes it is hard to go exercise but just keep at it and it will eventually become routine again. emoticon emoticon
    1900 days ago
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