Brandi, from muchomuchobuenobueno, started this thing almost a week ago called the "30 Day Fitness Challenge." In her first post alone, she inspired so many women to get up and move.
I've seen her pictures everyday on Facebook and can't wait for her 1 week post recounting each day and how it's been.
I know she's doing great! And everyday I see one of her new pictures...I'm inspired even more.
So, here's my story:
Ever since I can remember, I'd always weighed 120 lbs. I'm 5'6", so this is a good, healthy weight for me.
When Josh and I first started dating I was still at this weight, but after a few months, the pounds started creeping on. I didn't even really notice.
Then one day, I tried to put on a pair of my little sister's shorts that I used to wear.
They wouldn't come past my thighs.
At the time, I was sort of like, "That sucks." But I ultimately brushed it off.
A few months later I had to go to the doctor and when they weighed me in, the scales reached all the way to 142 lbs.
I cried. A lot.
(now, 150.) (really embarrassing for me to share. but i feel it's important.)
At work, people actually started asking if I was pregnant, because I'd put on such a good deal of weight in such a short amount of time.
Around 5 people asked me. Really rude, really hurtful.
Some people even just flat out called me fat to my face.
It was really hard, but I never did much about it.
I'm the type of person that will freak out one day and decide that I'm going to work out all the time.
I'm going on a restrictive diet.
Things like that...that last for about two days.
That's not the way to do it, girls!
And I'm making a vow to myself to never live like that again.
It doesn't solve anything and it doesn't make you feel good about yourself.
I weighed myself a couple of days ago, and I am now weighing in at 150.
So, over about the course of a year, I've gained 30 lbs.
I am by no means saying that 150=fat.
Our bodies are all made differently, therefore weight distributes itself differently.
I have a thin frame and the extra weight I've put on looks very unflattering and awkward.
Ultimately, it's just really important to me to get healthy, fit, and stay in shape.
Losing weight is obviously a goal, too.
But what I really want is that healthy mindset!
And I know that the rest will all fall into place.
Brandi said it best in her post, and I have to say it for myself, too.
I know that I'm not being the best me I can be.
I can be better!
And I owe it to myself to be.
Today was Day 1 of my challenge.
I got up early to start my day right.
I did a Self workout on Hulu.
And guess what?
I'm super out of shape!
But I did it the Jillian way. I didn't stop until I threw up, which was right after the workout was over.
Yes, I threw up. Embarrassing. But at least I know I'm working myself!
And here's a (very not cute) picture to prove it:
(My face is all blotchy and sweaty. CUTIE.)
I'll post on my progress every few days!