Well, they say getting started is the hard and sticking to it is harder. I have survived my first week into this journey to a thinner, healthier and stronger me. I can't wait to be that person! Up until yesterday, I stayed under my calorie goals. Last night, I went to a bachelorette party and went a little bit over! EEK! So, today, I was going to take as more of a rest day- mostly a day off but not happening. I know that I can't be perfect all of the time and I decided last night to cut myself some slack and enjoy myself. It's not every week that I go out to a bachelorette party. In fact, that is one of 3 (aside from my own) that I have ever been to and it's been 2 years since my last one. So, I'm not worried. I'm allowed a little bit of flexibility and fun as long as I don't take it too far!
I lost 3 pounds in my first week!!!!!!! YAY!!!!!!!!!!!! So, I have 22 left to lose to get my dog.... it's getting closer! According to the program I'm using that is much like Weight Watchers but is free and there's an app for it, I should be down 12 pounds total by mid May which means I'll be half way there in 1 month! How awesome is that?!?!? I'm pretty stoked and very motivated to do this.
I'm not doing it alone though. I have a great support system in my hubby, Chris and my mom (she's my workout buddy at the gym), and I have some supportive and motivational friends too! Encouragement and accountability are the best things for someone striving for a weight loss goal. My biggest supporter is GOD. I've been praying for a kick in the pants to make me get off my lazy butt and DO IT! He gave it to me with the news of my high cholesterol. I think I'll be bringing it down quickly with HIS help! I'm praying daily for his continued strength and support and for him to keep me motivated in this journey! I plan to build a healthy life style once I get to my ultimate weight loss goal, to maintain it and be comfortable in my own skin and confident again.
I used to get looks from guys all the time (not that I really noticed buy people would tell me). It's a bit disheartening when you're out with your friend who is the same age as you (a few weeks older in fact, and she gets carded when you're out and you don't.) That has been bothering me for years. Now, I really only get compliments on my hair - which is really nice but I want my old body back that I totally took for granted. My weight gain isn't entirely my fault - mostly yes but some no. Having the thyroid problem made me suddenly gain weight because it caused my metabolism to drop drastically. I'll be on medication for my thyroid for the rest of my life - BOO. There are worse things though! A pill every morning and a blood test every so often to monitor the levels isn't so bad. I'm very blessed that I have such an awesome husband that loves me and still finds me sexy even in this bulky and lumpy body. I can't wait to FEEL sexy again. It's been a very long time since then. I'm going to get there!
So, I made it to the gym 4 times this week and exercised every day whether at the gym or at home. I've been eating healthier and found some awesome healthier snack and meal alternatives and I'm already feeling a bit thinner in the middle and stronger in my core! I worked on my abs for 6 days straight! I'm taking a day off today to let them rest... maybe. That could change later though!
Hope you all have an awesome day and if you're looking for motivation to get started, pray about it. I needed it and I got it. Ask you and shall receive! I'll be glad to encourage you if you'll encourage me! Until next time....