Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Mah Fitness....

I'm still trucking along. It was roughly 6 months ago I shared on here about trying to get my groove back.  I also shared one of the worst pictures I have ever seen of myself.
I still look back to this picture as inspiration. I have ups and downs since that blog post. I got into the swing of exercise. That is no problem. I like exercise. Weird. I know. It's a good release for me. I have weeks I make it to the gym 7 days a week and other weeks I may go to the gym once. But I am always moving and trying to get some sort of activity in even if it's not at the gym. Currently I am trying to revamp my routine. I have gotten up at 4:45 am for months to go to the gym. I like the early morning classes. However....I am not a morning person. At all. Even remotely. I hate mornings. I hate talking in the mornings. I want to be left along. This makes early morning gym time difficult. I have started to go to some later classes. The Dudes like going to play. I did not like the mid morning crowd that was at the gym initially. I am getting more comfortable with it. I really love the extra sleep. The downside is that I can't be extremely consistent going later in the morning or afternoons. This frustrates me. Kids are sick, have activities, play dates, doctor's appointments, so on and so forth. That and it really eats into my day. I don't like that at all. So, I think I may be heading back to the crack of dawn workouts. They just fit into my lifestyle better. I don't feel like my day is eaten up and I am not at the mercy of the kids.
I continue to struggle on my diet. Everyday feels like a battle. Since I first posted that picture I have lost 18 pounds and gone down a size. We have summer trips planned and paid for. I bought a bikini. Yikes! I fully expect to chicken out of wearing the bikini! After I saw this picture I started exercising and getting into a good routine. My diet has always been a downfall. One of my best friends, Betsy, and I joke with each other about it. She is really good with the diet aspect and I am really good with the exercise. If we could just combine them! I didn't get serious with my diet until January. Up until January I had only lost 5 pounds. Since then I am making steady progress so I feel that I might be winning the daily battle. I am making some healthier choices and learning portion control. I try not to obsess about it. I have been down that rode and it is a long and crazy one. I have a little girl watching me now and need to do this the right way. I want instant results, but slow and steady seems to be the way it's going.

2 comments:

  1. Great job thus far!!! I need some of that motivation!!

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  2. You look GREAT! I thought so Tuesday night and after looking at this pic I can really see the difference...keep it up girl!!

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