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.
If you’re on MyFitnessPal, feel free to add me, and we’ll motivate each other! My username is emegburg.