Friday, February 10, 2012

Fit Friday: Let's Begin.

In January, I posted about my goals for 2012 (Didn't everybody?). One of these being that I want to lose weight (Who doesn't?). So, I've decided to start blogging about this "journey" of sorts. Partially to hold me accountable, I guess + also because some people requested it, saying they thought it would be encouraging and things like that. And I'm all about helping you guys out, so I'm in. Let's begin!


These are obviously not the cutest photos, nor are they very..."revealing." I have some of those, but don't feel comfortable sharing them yet. Perhaps when I've shown some progress, I'll share those to compare.


I'm 5'6".
Pre-Baby I weighed 168.
At the end of my pregnancy: 195.
Right after giving birth: 173.
Currently: 180.

I am pretty overweight. 2009 is when I started gaining, and prior to that, I only weighed 120 lbs. It's hard for me to even imagine being that small and what I would look like, but I really hope to get there. All of this extra weight has put my body in pretty rough shape, so I don't just want to lose to feel prettier, but to just generally feel better. 
I lost nothing in January. Lost nothing so far this month. I even purchased a WW subscription and haven't really used it. The only thing holding me back is pure laziness and that is RE-diculous. 
I have so many reasons for wanting to get healthy and lose weight. I can't figure out why those things don't beat out my laziness...I need a Jillian moment. (Biggest Loser fans will know to what I am referring.)

I started doing the Insanity workout in January. I did it for a week, then the day before my rest day I pulled a muscle in my knee. So I rested on my rest day, rested the day after, rested the day again...And so on and so on. Being conscious of my diet and eating habits went out the window right along with that. 

This post is pretty all over the place. But I'm just trying to write really open and honestly, so this is what you get. 

Hopefully I won't be a big, fat (literally) failure like the typical New Year cliche. I know that I just have to do it. (Hello, Nike.) I have to make myself change, something has to click within me for true change to happen. But I have to make the effort in order for that to occur.

This was hard to post. Sigh.

*I don't know if this will be weekly, bi-weekly, whatever yet. So if there isn't a post on this next week, don't just think I'm being a loser. Thanks! : )


  1. I am glad you posted this! A few weeks ago I started my Monday postings about my journey with the 30 Day Shred and Clean Eating and quickly gave up because of sheer laziness. Maybe we can encourage each other...? I, too used to be 120 pounds and I cannot imagine being that little - but I would LOVE to be back in a size 4. This baby weight is killing me!

    1. I would love it if we could be an encouragement to each other!
      That sounds super great. : )

  2. I'm so proud of how you write so honestly and share with all your readers! You will do fantastic on your journey...I know you will!

  3. good luck girl! you can do it! i think maybe blogging would help me on my weight loss journeys too...i fail so bad after a few weeks :(

    1. I am always that same way.
      Hoping this will help!
      Thanks, girl! : )

  4. I just read a quote somewhere about not having to be great to start, but you have to start to be great. and a starting place is a huge first step. It's hard work, believe me, but I have faith in you and think once you start feeling the results--in energy level being higher from working out, or as cheesy as it sounds the awesome sweat actually feeling good, that maybe you'll be a bit more motivated to continue. do it do it dooooo it!

    1. I agree. Thanks so much, Clare!
      Love your kind words. : )

  5. Your weight must seem like such a silly thing to be worrying about when you've just had a child! But it's important to feel more like "you" again and claim your body back, in a way. My weight loss attempts have been so over the place since the New Year so maybe you will encourage me! x

    1. It's really not silly at all, actually. It's important for me to get healthy and be in shape...Not only for myself, but for my daughter. I want to be able to run and play with her, without getting easily tired. I want to project a positive body image, so she can learn to love her own body as well. I don't want her to ever hear me speaking negatively about my body, as it could hurt her in the long run. So many things! I find it very important.

      Good luck with your weight loss, too!

    2. Losing "baby weight" is just like losing non-baby weight. It's about feeling good, being healthy, and having a positive state of mind. Working out does wonders for the brain, not just muscles. It's not about 'claiming your body back' because I would do anything for my boys; therefore, there is nothing for me to claim. I agree that setting a positive example is extremely important to your child/children. It's not silly at all. Lydia- go get 'em tiger ;)

  6. You can do it Lyds! I'm attempting to work out 6 days a week, so maybe we could hold each other accountable? You got this babygirl. Love you so much!

    1. Definitely! I don't think I'll legitimately work out til we're back home, but I walk quite a bit here.
      So at least that's something?
      It's just too hard to work out in his apt. Not enough space, someone always here! Awkward...
      I love you!

  7. Good luck, Lyds. I'm trying to jumpstart my own weight-loss after a 20-pound gain. We can do it!

  8. good luck! just remember that it IS possible and you can do it! I started working out again 6 months ago, after kind of letting myself go for a couple of years. I didn't see results at first, so don't let that get you down. persistence is key and your hard work WILL pay off! good luck and keep us posted.
    PS thanks for your comment on my blog :)


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