Life is so different this time...I hope I am too.
Saturday, March 02, 2019
March 2nd 2019-
This time in 2017 I was getting into making myself better, I had lost some weight and was down to about 236. Then I found out I was pregnant and was so afraid I would lose the baby, because I had before, so all of it stopped and I put on weight...lots of weight! I will say a majority of it was water retention as I lost about 20lbs that first 2 weeks after his birth. I restarted my journey after my son's first birthday. I am the only parent he has and I want to make sure I am here for him as long as possible.
So I made the choice to cut sugar out of my diet for 21 days in December! There are so many treats and goodies in my office in December it was so hard, but I did it!! I started walking 15 minutes 6 days a week and joined a friend in a squat challenge and that kept me motivated. I lost 5lbs and 5 inches that month! Then day 22 I ate every sugary thing I could get my hands on ended up overdosing and spending the next day on the couch very sick.
January brought a lot of tough challenges so I wasn't as focused but managed to continue walking and joined a plank challenge...not a fan!! The last week of January I gave up cigarettes, because I couldn't walk 15 minutes comfortably, and that disgusted me!
February was another no sugar month. I walked my 15 minutes and and did a challenge that was x amount of push ups and squats per day. I had to modify the push ups earlier than I thought I would but still did them and could feel the burn so to speak! I lost some inches and only a couple pounds.
I know I should be proud of the loss and I do have non scale victories, like my jeans are a little baggy straight out of the dryer! That gives me hope, but I have to say I'm heading into March so discouraged. I thought what I was doing would be enough, but I guess not.
My plan for March is to get back into a C25K program, and find some sort of strength training for the off days. I will be paying more attention to my portions to see what I'm really taking in and I hope to lose 5lbs this month. If not, I don't know, maybe go see a doctor!
I do feel differently about it this time. Like I said I started in December, the fact I still continue to get up every morning and do some sort of physical activity is huge! So I'm gonna keep going and I'm gonna figure this out because I want this! Not only for me but for my son!