I’ve been fighting this “baby weight” for almost a year now and I’m doing okay, but it’s time to step it up a notch or two. I’ve joined a challenge at the gym, and now I’ve joined the challenge Cool Zebras is holding! The Aweigh challange seems fun and easy enough, and I’m looking forward to the giving and receiving of all the virtual support!
I know why I’m overweight right now. It’s because I had babies. And because I like food. A lot. Okay, fine. It’s also because I like to be lazy. I’ve been trying to work on all those things and when I weighed on Monday I really saw some results!
I knew I had lost some weight the first couple of weeks of December because I was so busy with the move and all the cleaning. But then, Christmas week and New Years week I was so bad! I know I gained a little of the weight back but I was going to the gym and trying to get back on track.
Monday I forced myself to go to the gym. I weighed when I got there and had lost seven pounds! I was shocked and energized to see such a big drop! As I was working out I realized that means I’ve lost fifty pounds since I had Tripp! I’m trying not to think about how much further I have to go but I’ll tell you anyway. To get back to where I was when Thomas and I got married, I need to lose seventy more pounds. I can’t believe how far I let myself go! One thing I can say is I carry the weight pretty well. It’s not like it’s all in my belly or my legs or whatever. It’s spread out everywhere. That’s actually pretty depressing too because it’s not like I can try to hide or camoflage one area.
Anyway, for the challenge, my goals this week are to keep a food diary and go to the gym four days instead of three. I also want to do my extra floor exercises each time. I do fifty crunches, fifty lower ab leg raises (or whatever you call them), and fifty butt lifts. There’s a lot more I need to work on, but that’s a start for this week.
Here are some photos of me and my progress! Don’t say I didn’t warn you.