I know today is Friday, which typically means Friday confessional, but I wanted to take a quick minute to blog about this awesome blog weight loss challenge, hosted by the lovely Lindsey at Mr and Mrs Smith and Rachel at Running Backwards in High Heels. These gals are amazing, and I'm so glad I get to participate in this!
For the longest time, I haven't had to worry about what I ate. I have (since high school) maintained the same size, even after having 2 children. I was definitely lucky in that area, but lately it's all caught up to me. I'm up a good 20 lbs more than I'd like to admit, and it's really getting me down. Although I seem to keep stuffing food in my mouth, and not doing anything to rectify the situation. I'm not used to struggling with weight, and my body image. Who knew at 27 I would be so down on myself? I've definitely come to love looser fitting clothing, things that do not hug my midsection, etc... I keep telling myself that I'll start watching what I eat and working out, and then I don't. This challenge I think, will definitely help hold me accountable, and help me keep track of my weight loss goal. I'd like to lose roughly 20 lbs, which would put me at the weight I was, post Addaline and breastfeeding.
I plan to start Monday, and this weekend I guess will be my last hoorah. Hubs and I are doing dinner and movie tonight with a few friends, and tomorrow we've got a super busy day. I'll eat responsibly all weekend, I just won't be watching every single calorie. I decided next week starts me going to the gym 3 mornings a week. I KNOW I can do it, I just need to figure out what work out plan I'm going to use. Any suggestions? I'm not a runner, so I'll walk briskly on the treadmill for a while, and then do some free weights, sit ups, and after that I'm stumped.
I'll have Gerrad take a photo of me this weekend and I'll post it Monday, to document how far I come through this journey. I am hoping by posting this on my blog, and having lots of great women going through the same thing, and holding me accountable, that I'll succeed with this! And lots of prayer :o) I cut out soda from my diet 2 weeks ago, and definitely feel less bloated, which is nice. I still need my morning coffee, but I'm OK with that. I'm going to be counting calories for the most part. And mainly just eating sensibly, paying attention to portions, etc...
Here goes nothing, wish me luck! EEK! I'll be linking up weekly to show my results, and I'll also take a before and after photo, which will mainly be to help me remind me why I started this!