As a kid I never really had to work to stay on the trimmer side. I was active with the marching band and other activities so I never really even thought about what I ate. Then I started college, there was a certain burger that I LOVED and it was only $1. I would some times visit the drive through twice in one day. College, getting married, and four kids have all taken their toll on my waist. At 5 feet, I was weighing in at 218 pounds! I have put off trying to lose weight for a long time, thinking I was too out of shape to even try. How would I look at the gym? What would people think if they saw me trying to exercise. Well, I am finally over it, and I have to start some where! In the beginning of June, I started walking. It was only 10 minutes, and maybe a half mile. A month and a half later, and I am up to 2 miles most days. I am using My Fitness Pal to watch what I eat. Yesterday, I even started an actual work out with little dumbbells. I only made it through 15 minutes of the 30 minute work out, but again I have to start some where. Man am I sore today! I am trying to focus on small goals, my first was to get below 210, and then 199. This morning, I was 205, I haven’t been below 200 pounds since before I got pregnant with Chicken Wing. I still have a long way to go, but now I am wondering why I waited so long? Why I let myself be so scared of taking the steps to get me healthy. I still haven’t worked up the nerve to head to the gym, even though Mr. Stinkbutt has been trying really hard to get me there.
I wrote this post about a month ago, and was really nervous to share it. I still haven’t dropped below 200, but I am close. I am stuck at between 201.8-202. I have been stuck there a few weeks, and now I have been nursing a hurt ankle. I am feeling a little defeated at the moment. I am about to bite the bullet and sign up for the gym. I need to be able to exercise and not put so much strain on my ankle. I have the application for out local Planet Fitness all filled out on my computer. I am super nervous, but I don’t want my sore ankle to hold me back. Check back, and I will let you all know how it goes!