Tuesday, December 17, 2013
Let me just start off by talking about this weekend and revealing my most recent picture with my boyfriend, Ricky...
This is approximately 26-27 pounds down at a Christmas party this past Saturday. I felt amazing (thanks to a gift from Jan-Marie, or BOBCATGIRL76, the gray shirt I'm wearing). I got a few compliments on my appearance and was told I looked good. What ultimately surprised me was getting asked what I'd been doing. People actually care what I've done with my lifestyle, and that was really cool. So I got to share about SparkPeople and all that the website has done for me. I also told people about exercising.
When I shared about my want to potentially sign up for a half marathon, there were a couple of doubters. I feel like I can use those doubts as fuel to motivate me further. I just need to get myself back to running. And sign up.
My mom and I signed up for our local gym on Saturday. I had a pretty good workout that day and yesterday I did leg work, which surprisingly does not have me sore today.. I don't know if that's a good thing necessarily - did I not push myself enough? I felt like I did when I was at the gym, but I also have never created my own workout plan before. I suppose that's a work in progress, haha. Now that I have this more permanent gym membership and have moved home, I'm determined to actually kick some serious weight loss. Today I was back up to 229.8 from 228.2 and ugh, that's so frustrating!! Eating at home is such a trigger issue for me so I hope to be able to lock that down and start focusing more on what I've been eating and how much. I had portion size down so well at school in my apartment and now I have to control myself in my "comfortable" place (home) and help my body and mind realize that I need to keep my eye on the prize of being healthier and happier. Here's to trying to kick that 5lbs by the end of December!
Thanks for reading, SparkFriends!