For those of you who know me in person, you know I've always battled with a few extra pounds. I've dipped into the healthy range according to my BMI a few times, but more often than not, I'm carrying 15 pounds more than I should and 30 pounds more than what might be ideal.
The truth? I look OK. I have some dresses in which I'll venture to say, I look damn good. I feel fine most of the time.
"Fine" and "OK" are words I despise. Why settle for "fine" and "OK" when "amazing" and "fantastic" are feasible?
I lost 30 lbs of post-baby weight last year, was within 25 lbs of my goal. Since then I've put 11 or so back and I'm sliding back from "feeling pretty dang good" back to the dubious land of "fine".
So I'm challenging myself. And I challenge you. I have 35 lbs to lose. Not because I want to fit into this size 4 dress in my closet:
Ok, maybe a little.
It's mostly because I want to feel amazing, have energy for my family, and live life to its full potential.
So every Wednesday I'll take you along with me on my rocky road to fitness. Every avoided French fry and every trip to the gym is worth celebrating. And I want you to share with me! Comment and let's open a dialogue about the successes and challenges we're facing. Let's face it... If you're reading this, you're probably a reader and/or writer and we get way more time on our tushes than is good for us.
Yesterday, I attended my first-ever Zumba class. I didn't hurt anyone. Victory.
(Side note: the women with Zumba merch are INTENSE!)
This coming week's goals: get back to logging calories on My FitnessPal and work out at least four times. Reachable. Measurable. Doable. What are your goals?!
I leave you with my favorite fitness quotes and my best wishes for a healthy week!