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My Baby Steps Are More Like a Crawl

Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Guess how many times I have worked out since I got married at the beginning of August.....

Is your guess higher than ten? Then it's wrong.

Is it higher than five??? Also wrong.

The correct number is ONE. Seriously. One. Actually it should be zero because the one time I worked out I was just going through the motions and not actually doing much of anything.

But you know what? That's okay. That's where I was at.

Before I worked out to get fit, but that wasn't REALLY the reason. I worked out because I was single and thought I needed to lose weight in order to attract friends (especially guys).

I'm not saying that it was a bad reason. It was a decision I was making for myself and I wasn't beating myself up about it. Sometimes we need an extra push to do healthier things and that was my push.

Then I met a guy, got engaged, and got married. Suddenly it didn't matter anymore. Nate loves me no matter what I look like, so I can skip the gym now. I can eat whatever I want, whenever I want.

I will tell you this secret though.....I don't enjoy fast food anymore. I think it tastes terrible. It makes me feel sick to my stomach. I crave homemade foods - not always healthy ones, but in my opinion anything homemade is better than a fast food number.

I drink a lot of soda, but not like I did before. Years ago I could finish a dozen cans in a few hours. Now one or two and I'm done for the day. Yes, I know that losing the soda would help me lose a few pounds, but I enjoy it.

So, my new program is portion control. I'm not going to count calories or measure my food out or any of that anymore. It was driving me crazy and I always felt like I was depriving myself of things that I liked. Now, if I want a cheeseburger and cheese fries then I will have them. If I get full after half of it, then I won't force myself to finish it like I have done in the past.

I want to create a way to live my life and be happy and healthy without the constant worry about calories and grams, trying to figure out just how long I'd have to be on the treadmill in order to eat a piece of pizza.

I need balance in my life and I will create that!



Member Comments About This Blog Post:
INGBADEN 11/5/2013 8:55PM

    So happy for you

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SERENEART 10/29/2013 8:49AM

    You look so beautiful! The pictures are gorgeous! Congratulations on your marriage. Yes, I think for about the same time frame I have only exercised once. I'm glad to see you back.

I agree with the fast food....most of the time now I don't care for it. It's just icky. I would rather make it at home.

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STFRENCH 10/26/2013 8:23AM

    Lovely photos! Thanks for sharing emoticon

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JCARDINAL 10/24/2013 12:27PM

    Congratulations!! You look beautiful!!

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SHRINKING_SARA 10/23/2013 9:57PM

    Congrats -- you look so beautiful in your dress!

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YENDUCHAKA 10/23/2013 8:30AM

    Balance is a great goal to have. You've definitely made progress in that department.
Thanks for sharing your wedding photos. It looks like you had beautiful day! I love your dress btw!

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    Hope that works for you.

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ARUNNINGKAT 10/22/2013 5:57PM

    Forward movement is still forward movement! Doing what you can and when you can is better than nothing at all. emoticon Congrats on your marriage and a beautiful wedding!

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BRYANBABY3 10/22/2013 4:33PM

    It looks like it was a beautiful wedding. And also each day is a new day and every little bit helps!!

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BEATLETOT 10/22/2013 4:31PM

    What a lovely wedding! But I want a closeup shot of the bride!

Congratulations on your marriage! I hope that your new plan still involves us. =)

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STUFFNEARTABOR 10/22/2013 4:25PM

    Every little bit counts - just keep going!

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