Starting a New Year
Saturday, January 12, 2013
Yes, it's already 11 days into 2013, but I only just feel like I've recovered from the holiday rush at my work. Being in the entertainment business isn't conducive to having a lot of "me" time from Thanksgiving through the first of the year. Right now is just a brief respite before the Valentine's Day rush is upon us... I'm hoping I get my Christmas tree down before then.
I started losing weight in August of last year, after a week at the beach with a large group of friends and their families. During that week, I really felt the stigma of being not just one of the larger people there, but of being considered really "different." I was newly engaged, and was told by several close friends that my desire to get down to a size 8 so that I could buy a designer wedding dress was impossible. That, combined with the humiliation of breaking a plastic beach chair just by sitting in it, was enough to get me off my butt and into a gym for the first time in my life.
Since then I've lost 27lbs, but I have another 70 to go. Lately, eating right has been hard. Before that, getting to the gym was the hard part. I'm on week 3 of Couch25K, when a few months ago my ankles were so weak I could barely walk on a treadmill. I'm finding it's little goals along the way that help me.
So, this week, my goal is just to get myself to the gym every day until next Saturday. That will get me into week 4 of C25K, and maybe even over the weight hump I've been fighting with since Christmas. I promise to check in and let the spark-world know how I've done!