It happens every year about this time....
I've worked extremely hard to get in shape over the late spring and summer.... then fall comes and it is back into a routine with working and kids and I feel so overwhelmed that I just flat out STOP exercising. So all of my hard work goes to crap and I fatten up over the winter. Spring returns and I feel like a stuffed turkey. Yup... that's where I am now.
Last year I was motivated because of our wedding. I knew I had a dress to fit into, and I wanted to look like a gorgeous THIN bride. And I did. Not to toot my own horn, but I worked out twice a day and was extremely conscious of what I put into my mouth. And low and behold... it worked! Down to my skinny clothes that I had stashed away. And what a great feeling that was!
Well, the skinny clothes are slowly but surely being put back into my storage area because I have not been dedicated to eating OR exercise in about 6 months. Yikes. If I had to look at past pictures I would say I am about here..... (a little bit into the way of my big loss last year)
Why is it that for me living a healthy and active lifestyle has to be extreme? This is something that I do not know the answer to. I am supposed to be maintaining and enjoying life and instead I "enjoy" life way too much and then punish myself by binge exercising and dieting (for the record to me "diet" means really control and watch what I eat nutritionally.... I am never starving myself). Part of me wonders if that is what got me to 245lbs in the first place... the notion of all or nothing.
I keep telling Brian that I am starting "today". Well, it's been like 2 months of "today" and I suppose I am writing my blog post in the mindset that if I share my "today" with the world that it really will happen. Today I am committing to taking back my life and having the body that I want.
Here is my inspiration:
So if anyone wants to walk or hike or workout... the answer is YES! I would love to :)