Friday, January 11, 2013
I have been telling myself that I would begin blogging again soon. I am getting married in three and a Half months and wanted to document my journey mostly of trying to lose the last 10-15 pounds that I have struggled with since I hit the 85 pounds lost mark. And also to talk about how to deal with the stresses of planning a wedding, working, taking classes, and losing weight. This community changed my life and showed me that I am not alone in my struggles. That people out there think like me, struggle with every splurge, think about the calories as if the fat starts growing back the second you swallow. It is an every day job to stay motivated to keep the weight off. And I want to share these next few months with everyone that I can to show your not alone if you have struggled with your weight. That there is a way to take it off and keep it off while being busy.
Basically my plan is to do P90X2 and start counting calories again. I can't tell you how many people I have had tell me not to count calories. My only response is that counting calories is how I lost 85 pounds. Is it perfect for everyone? No. Do I do it when I am not actively trying to lose weight? No. But for me it works. Now with doing such intense workouts I let myself indulge on protein. I have been eating A LOT of eggs. Before this week, I had continued to work out every day for about an hour to an hour and a half combining strength and cardio. And I'm excited to change it up.
As for workouts, P90X2 is definitely challenging and is fun to try. I did the first one before my trip to DR and loved the results. I plan to do it consistently until the wedding and started early because I knew it would take me a while to get back into the swing of dieting. For the past few years I could eat what I wanted in moderation and continue to exercise and maintain around the same weight, fluctuating up and down five to seven pounds. Only in the last year did the last ten to fifteen that I never lost really start to bug me. And now with my wedding and honeymoon coming up, I think this is the time to finally do it and see if I am meant to stay at this comfortable weight or truly be my ultimate goal weight of 125. I do believe in the theory of having a comfortable weight. I seem to stay between 135-140 and any time I dip below due to stress it always comes back. So if I lose it for the wedding and it comes back despite my efforts I won't be too upset. I like being a size eight.
So we are five days in and I am excited to say I'm pumped to see results. And I'm excited to catch up with everyone on here that I have missed! Blogging is very therapeutic for me and I am glad to be doing it again. =)