Nix, you set a hard challenge for the first one my friend lol!!! Way to kick my ass right off the bat lol!
Okay here goes.
this is me - two weeks ago at my sons birthday.
At that time and now I was 213lbs. That hasn't changed.
Here are my current measurements
Bust - 44.5
Upper Arm (right) - 14
Waist - 42
Hips - 49
Thigh (Right) - 28.5
I'm currently on my TOM so I'll weigh in early this coming week when I am done with that!
My body motivation?
That's easy, it's someone who has done this before and is walking with me while I do it - my birthmom, Lorna (serene_me).
This is one of her pictures that I swiped off her spark page lol! She was at her original goal weight here and her body decided it wanted more so it kept losing weight. She is now rocking it at 136lbs! I want to look like this in my 30s, and she's doing it in her 50s! I'm so proud of her.
Am I currently eating for the body I want or the body I have? This past week it has been the latter. I've been lazy, stressed and overwhelmed. With all of this, I've been slacking on watching my eating (and tracking it, if you follow my food tracker) and I have hardly been working out. I'm still eating good, I mean no fast food burgers etc but I'm not really paying attention to what I'm eating which can be just as destructive!
I honestly feel like life is trying to knock me down right now. I need to own that but then fight harder instead of letting it bowl me over. I want to lose the weight, I WANT to be active and I need to stop feeling like I have no power.
So, to do something out of the ordinary this week, I am going to finish C25K week one. That's three running days. I know my gremlin will fight me but I can do it. So plans are Monday morning (husband is off work Monday) to run, then Wednesday evening to run, then Friday evening to run. That's the plan. :)
I'm trying so hard to love myself but I'm struggling with everything I've been handed these last three weeks!
Here's another motivation for me, when this photo was taken I was pregnant with my second child, I started that pregnancy at 220lbs, by the time Elliott was born, I was almost 250lbs. My husband was in Afghanistan and Lorna came to visit us. She played with JJ because I couldn't. I weighed too much. He loved it, absolutely LOVED having grandma come to play with him.
This is also part of my motivation. I don't ever want to have to rely on my boys' grandmother for them to have playtime! But if you can tell by the look on his face, he loves his grandma!