HELLO WORLD!

2012 WILL BE MY LAST FAT YEAR!

I am starting this blog to document my lifestyle change. I am tired of being over weight and done with all the dieting. I do not know much about nutrition or exercises, but I do know that if I am ever going to get the body that I want I need to start implementing both into my everyday life.

My weight has slowly creeped up on me since high school, and then having two boys back to back didn’t help the situation. I was 180 lbs after I had my second son in April of last year (2011). So, I did what anyone would do, I joined a gym. But not just any gym, I joined a kickboxing gym. I have never been very commited when it comes to a regular gym, I could never put together a routine, so the results were always the same. After a month of going to the gym for about an hour a day I would just stopped going for lack of motivation. I even tried Turbo Fire, my friend was doing it and she seemed to have amazing results from it, so I figured if she could loose all that weight with the video I could too. A month of following the workout schedule to Turbo Fire, I had last 10lbs but no longer had the motivation to continue. My excuse was always the same; “I’m too tired”, “I don’t have a workout partner” “I’ll do it later”. All the excuses and boredom that I would get at a regular gym or a workout video was out the window when I joined my kickboxing class. I have an instructor that tells me what to do and I love it, it reminds me of when I played sports in high school, this is what I needed, I needed that voice in my ear saying “PUSH HARDER”.  After a month of going in September of 2011, I again found myself without motivation and no longer kickboxing. My family has never been big health nuts, so I didn’t have the knowledge, motivation or encouragment to do what I needed to do to get my body to where I wanted it to be. Don’t get me wrong, my family tries to loose weight but they never seem to get great results. Sure they loose a few lbs here and there but when the diet is over, the weight is back on.

Twenty-five days ago I started a no carb diet, it lasted a whole four days, Pathetic I know, but let me tell you I dropped 4lbs in the four days! WWWWHHAT, 4lbs! I know right, AAAMMAZZING, but I didn’t think it was very healthy. So when I talked to my sister-in-law she introduced me to a great app call MyFitness Pal. At first I started using this app with the intention to count my calories. This app really help me to stop snacking, only because I knew that whatever was going into my mouth needed to be recored and being the lazy person that I am I didn’t want to be inputing food every 5 minutes. My eating went from about 3500 calories to 1200 calories a day. YAY! I did it! I got my calorie intake down, but why am I so hungry ALL the time? Well, unknowingly I had put myself on another starvation diet.

Anyone know what pinterest is? Let me tell you, it’s Amazing! I found themotivation and knowledge that I needed to start a change. The next couple of post I will tell you what I have learned so far, but for now this is where I will start. With a weekly weigh in.

Weight-158

chest-?

waist-?

hips-?

thighs-?

arms-?

OKAY, I know what you are thinking, “what’s up with all the question marks?”. Well unfortunately I couldn’t find a measuring tape, so I am off to the store today to get one. Because after all it’s not about the weight you lose, it’s all about the inches. The number on the scale is just another motivational tool.

I will weigh in once a week and post pictures once a month. In the photos you will see my goal body photo next to my body image. I apologize now for the horrorifying picture of me below, but what can I saw, anyone can look good with clothes on.

Thanks for reading!

EAT CLEAN TRAIN DIRTY!

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  1. You shouldn’t compare yourself to other people (the contrast of the photos)-just be the healthiest *you* can be. Other people have made it their life to look that way. The average person out there doesn’t have time to look that way or workout 8 hours a day to look that way. Just be the best you YOU can be.

    • I understand what you are say, but the comparison pictures really helps me to see where I am and where I want to be. It’s like hanging a bikini or a pair of jeans on the wall as your goal and you try them on each month to see if they fit. I hope you don’t take this the wrong way but I feel that just because we don’t have the 8 hours a day to workout doesn’t mean that I can not get the results I want. It’s just going to take me longer to get them then those who do have the 8 hours.

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