It’s not just a number

I have struggled with my weight since I was pregnant with my first born (12 years ago). Still trying to lose my baby weight! The scale has been up and down but mostly on a slow rise. I would work out here and there but nothing consistent, well at least no more than 90 days at a time. Shawn and I did P90x and we did great. We looked good, felt amazing, but didn’t stick with it. We went on a vacation shortly after the 90 days and fell of the wagon. We are great at making it 30, 60 or 90 days but can never make it last.

We both love food and love alcohol. What better way to unwind than to enjoy a carb filled pasta dinner and big glass of wine? and don’t forget dessert. I love sweets!

My body is slowly giving out on me. I have a constant back ache, I’m tired all the time. I don’t run and play with the boys as much I would like to. I know my big girl jeans are a little snug and I don’t feel sexy. I hate to see myself in pictures. The belly, the double chin. YUK!

Knowing I have a problem and that I am getting lazier by the day. I decided to see just how bad it really was. I stepped on the scale. Ahhhh. I hit a number I thought I would never see. Upon seeing this number, I felt numb. How could I let myself go like this, what kind of example am I setting for my children, what kind of wife have I become? All of these questions raced through my mind. Now the big question, what do I do about it?

Let me start by being truthful with myself first.

Why am I unhealthy?

  • I love sweets and chips
  • I love beer and wine
  • I hate to exercise
  • I have no time to exercise (terrible excuse)

What do I want?

  • To be healthy
  • To be fit
  • To be a good example for my kids
  • To be a sexy wife

Ok, time to plan. I will start off slow. I feel like if I go too hard-core than I will fail faster.

  1. I will start by eliminating one bad thing a week from my diet/lifestyle.
  2. I will do at least 3o mins of exercise daily. I can commit to 30 mins.
  3. I will write about it and hold myself accountable.

I can do this. I have to be healthy for myself and my family. I don’t want my kids to grow up with parents that are too tired and lazy to do things with them.

Please, if you have any ideas or suggestions, comment below!

I added in some pics, every blog post need a least a few pictures!

Then and Now:


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2 thoughts on “It’s not just a number

  1. It is the accountability piece that I find leads me to success. My weight goes up and down and has been a long-term struggle to manage. For me, the thing that works the best is to track what I am eating because the problem is almost always that I am eating (and snacking) too much. My partner and I have recently started using myfitnesspal to track our food intake and exercise and reporting to each other every day that we have done it. The last time I did this I dropped 25 lbs and felt so empowered about control over my body and how I felt about it.

    1. Thank you for the information Chris. It’s been a struggle for sure but I’m dedicated to helping myself this time. I think that has been part of my problem, I wasn’t 100% committed in the past. I have been looking at different apps that can help, I will take a look at myfitnesspal. Congrats on the weight loss! Keep up the good work.

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