Back on Sept. 14 I wrote my first Fitness Friday post, and joined other bloggers for a link up. My goal was to lose the weight I gained during my pregnancy, and then some. I did well for the first couple of weeks, but then…I’ll admit it…I stopped trying. We had guests; we ate out; I was too lazy to go to the gym; and this past week I’ve been ill.
It’s time for me to recommit.
I will do this! I know the holiday season is usually time when people gain weight not lose it. But I am motivated. I don’t want to get dressed up for church or a dinner out or anything that requires more than jeans and a sweatshirt, because I can’t fit into my wardrobe. If I squeeze myself into them, I just look terrible with rolls and muffin tops. I’m being completely honest when I say that trying on clothes makes me want to cry (sometimes I do), and I feel completely unattractive. I just want to be “hot” again, you know? I don’t want to be that woman who “let herself go” once she got married and had a kid. That’s not me.
I’m showing my motivation below for the whole world to see. Now, I have to keep it up!
Here’s me before marriage and a baby (ignore the cheesy grin):
Here’s me after marriage and a baby:
Ugh! I can’t even stand looking at this photo!
The good news is that I have lost about 10 or 15 pounds since the above photo was taken, but it’s not enough. I still have a long way to go.
I’m not posting stats this week. I want to focus not on the numbers but on my diet and exercise. Next week, I’ll weigh myself and post where I’m at, and then I’ll go from there.
Â If you’re on MyFitnessPal, feel free to add me, and we’ll motivate each other! My username is emegburg.