2015 Back to Square One
Saturday, January 03, 2015
4 years ago I hit 199 pounds and shortly after that is when I started my photography business...I put 42 pounds back on since then. It hasn't happened overnight and I don't expect to lose it overnight either.
Not only have I gained all that weight back, I've also gained other ailments. High Blood Pressure, Constant chaffing and embarrassing issues, snoring due to a thicker neck, constantly looking like I'm 4 months pregnant because my last 15 pounds have been in my stomach. The list goes on and on...
My 1 month plan is to exercise 6 days a week for 30 minutes. At this point it could be walking, light aerobics, basic moves until I can get some strength and endurance back. Slowly eliminate carbs and cut sweets down to 2 days a week instead of 2 per day. :[
My 6 month plan is to drop 30 pounds by my birthday. I'll be 38 by then. Incorporate strength training 3 days a week. Really, I don't care what my weight is, I just want to comfortably fit into a size 12. To me, that is a size that I could walk into any store and find something STYLISH.
I miss stylish clothes so much. Wearing a size 1x or 2x automatically puts you into the "ugly tent clothes" category.
Ultimately, I know that gaining my energy back and feeling more confident in my clothing will spill over into my professional life & my marriage. I sometimes have to be in front of a lot of people to do sports action photos and instead of focusing on what I'm supposed to be photographing, I'm worried about what people think of all the weight I've gained.
Success in business for me means abandoning everything else in my life. That cannot happen anymore. Why lose my health for the praises of my customers? My family needs me to be healthy, organized and loving, not stressed, unhealthy and frazzled all the time.