The One with Operation: Get Fit (Again. And Again. And Again.)


Friday, August 22, 2014

I feel like a broken record. For four years, basically ever since I got pregnant with Fox, my body has changed in ways that have been less than ideal for me. Why can't our bodies be rewarded after having children instead of punished with stretch marks and declining metabolism? Or maybe it's just a getting older thing. In any case, I am constantly struggling for a healthy and fit lifestyle. Back in March I started up again and then when my parents came here in April and my dad baked his yummy chocolate chip cookies everything went out the window. I'm a sucker for cookies and brownies. They're my weakness. So from April until July I ate and ate and ate, candy and cookies and chips and anything and everything else that was within arm's reach, all not good for me. I noticed I was always grumpy, unhappy with myself, I kept having to buy bigger and bigger sized pants, and my acne had reached a new level of AWFUL. When I woke up in the mornings, swung my legs out of bed, and landed on them, I felt like I was preggo, just HEAVY - that's how quickly I was gaining weight and noticing it. But I wasn't doing anything about it. 

And then, 6 Saturdays ago, I set my alarm: 5:30am Monday through Saturday. And it worked! For the past 6 weeks I have been exercising every morning (or, sometimes in the afternoon if mornings are just too crazy) and I've been eating healthy, brushing my teeth after dinner so I don't eat my nightly bowl of cereal, cutting out all candy and most cookies and brownies (Sunday is my "cheat day" and eat a treat that I make for my Primary class). And guess what? My acne is completely gone! I'm happier - thank you endorphins! I feel better about myself! I haven't tried putting on my old pants yet though, I'm just not ready for that battle I think I'll still lose. And my muffin top is what's really "eating" at me, haha. It just won't go away! Sure, it's gotten a little smaller, but it's still definitely there. STARTING was definitely the hardest part. 

What have I been doing to exercise? The Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred and I just did level 1 of the Jillian Michaels Killer Buns & Thighs. They're all 30 minute high-intensity workouts. 30 minutes is about all I can handle and squeeze in. Anyway, I follow a bunch of inspiring fit ladies on instagram and am considering doing Kayla Itsines 12 week Bikini Body program because the results she posts on her account are amazing, but probably not typical huh? 

Words of wisdom to keep me motivated:

6 weeks down. 
Eternity to go :)
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