Wednesday, January 09, 2013
Wow, I just looked back and it has been since September since I've posted a real blog. I've posted short ones here and there asking for people's help or opinions but none of my own thoughts in several months.
I've missed all of my Spark friends and I'm sorry for my absence. I wasn't in a place that I wanted to lose weight or watch what I was eating so being on Spark wasn't the right avenue for me, I would have only been detrimental to all of you who are working so hard. I have renewed motivation though and I'm excited to get back with the program. It's not a New Year's resolution because I typically don't set those but I am just ready. I'll be running a half marathon in March and I've really got to buckle down and get in shape for that and just be healthier.
I thought about changing my name to something about running to help motivate me but I didn't want anyone to not be able to find me so I'm just sticking with Bridgieee. This year will be the year of the run though :) Maybe I will make a blog about that later as encouragement to myself.
I signed up for Curves Complete last night and will officially start the diet on Monday. Last year when I did the Curves Complete diet I lost 25 lbs and felt so great! Then my husband came home from Kuwait and I slowly put on 15 lbs of it. So the good news is that I'm still "down" just not as much as I would like. Last year's goal was to lose 33 lbs (I was shy of it by 8 lbs) this year my goal is to lose 21 so I realllllly hope I can do it! I know it will be harder with the hubs at home but he is going to diet too so we are going to support each other.
I had Cole take before pics of me last night so here they are...
I'm 5'6 which I consider pretty average for a woman but I know I look really short in these pics. I think it is the combo of the length of the pants and the fact that Cole was taking the pics from above and down so it made me look shorter. I was disgusted by all the back rolls but it was also a good wake up call. I didn't have official "before photos" last year when I did it so I'm excited to be able to look back and see the changes.
I'm nervous and excited about the diet. I'm hoping it will give me more energy in order to train more. My life has been so hectic the last six months that I've barely given myself any me time to take care of myself so now is that time.
Good luck to everyone on your journey, I'm here for you and I know you'll be here for me!