Tuesday, July 02, 2013
It's now July 2013 and it's 1 year since my boyfriend and I decided to start living a healthier lifestyle. I took some time to get everything into perspective and here is what I came up with.
7/2012 - 7/2013 = PAST
Although I still have a ways to go I've kept myself 10 pounds lighter than where I started last year. The past year has been filled with gains and losses but hey a loss is still a loss even if it doesn't seem like much. I must remind myself that I did almost no exercising in that time. Derek lost close to 40 pounds but he has a very physical job. Ok so I didn't lose as much as him but I have only myself to blame....diet alone will not produce results.
JULY 2013 = PRESENT
I'm thankful for the weight that I've lost and kept off. (yes, I know my ticker doesn't show it but that is because I started my weekly weigh-ins on 6/25 so I started my ticker there) Due to our combined determination to get in shape, Derek and I have made a pact to work out daily for at least 30 minutes a day. He lost a goodly amount of weight and now he wants to build up muscle and get his six pack back. I love the fact that he is determined to do this because it motivates me to exercise more. My challenge to myself is to do at least 500 steps on my stepper each day and go at least 30 minutes on the treadmill. It may not seem like much but it's a start and I'll be increasing the number of steps and minutes on the treadmill as I go. Anything is better than nothing, right?
No one truly knows what the future holds. I can visualize myself getting leaner and becoming more active. I see the weight disappearing and the me I've always dreamed of being emerging from the person that I am today. I see Derek losing that little bit of a stomach that he still has and transforming into a nicely built man. I see him getting happier because he is back to where he wanted to be for the past few years but was never able to get there. I see us both living happier, healthier lives. Whatever the future has in store for us I'm sure we'll be better off then we are today.
No matter what happens I'm staying dedicated to myself this time. I refuse to fall back into my old ways. This month marks the start of an incredible journey that I have chosen to embark on. At times it will be easy and I times it will be hard but I WILL NOT GIVE UP!!!
I can do this.....no......i WILL DO THIS!!!!