Wednesday, July 2, 2014

And Here We Are Again...

If you've been around the blog for awhile, first of all, thank you. Secondly, you may remember last year about this time I had just finished up my first experience with Weight Watchers. I lost a maximum of 15lbs, keeping steady more around -12lbs. I was so proud of myself because that's the most weight I've ever lost. 

12lbs may not seem like a lot to many of you, but as someone who doesn't have much to lose in the first place, that number was huge for me and really made my body look so much better. Couple that with the fact that food is probably my favorite thing in life, tied in a dead heat with sleeping, and you can see why I shared that number with pride.

The main excuse reason I stopped WW is because I moved to Atlanta and got a job where I travel in my car ALL.DAY.LONG. It was extremely difficult to eat healthy with no fridge or microwave, especially when the first two months I was training with someone else. I didn't want to be a crutch who dictated where we ate based on my diet. So I quit. And then I spiraled right back to the starting line, taking empty McDonalds containers in my hand with me. Don't get me wrong, the constant Chick-Fil-A (drool) and Moe's Mondays were absolutely delectable, but it didn't take long for the unhealthy lifestyle to catch up with me. Let's be real, there was no exercise going on.

Let's fast forward to today. I'm now engaged and currently 285 days away from strutting my ass down the aisle in a SERIOUSLY BEAUTIFUL dress with all eyes on me. Sure, I should probably think that the only eyes that matter are that of my loving and hunky man at the end of the aisle, but I don't think that...because I'm a human, and I'm the girl-variety of a human at that. EVERY female wants the whole world to think she's stunning on her wedding day. While my dress is pretty, I know that being in my best shape would make it look WOW!

One more note: T and I have been in serious discussions about trying to have children right after we get married. If we're blessed enough to make this happen so soon, I want to be in the best shape possible to prepare for all of those crazy changes.

I've recently gotten into a pretty constant, yet not quite intense enough, workout schedule. I joined a really amazing athletic club, started taking tennis lessons, and began going to work out at 5 a.m. with my fiance. There have been a lot of squats and dead lifts, so I can feel all of my muscles getting stronger, but there hasn't been enough cardio to put all that work on display...because I hate cardio almost at much as I hate pickles...which is a LOT. I also know that if I don't get my eating habits back under control, there will never be any real, visible change.

So here we go again. I signed back up for Weight Watchers this morning and weighed in at my official heaviest weight ever. Four lbs more than my starting point last year, and it's not okay. Yes, I have more muscle at this point, but no excuses. 

I have 285 days to reach my goal...which would ultimately be between 15 and 20lbs lost. Progress will be documented and shared!

Let's get to work.  

Currently eating:
Chia seed pudding: 1/4 cup chia seeds, 2/3 cup reduced sugar vanilla almond milk, dash of honey. Mix and put in fridge for chia seeds to puff up and make a pudding consistency
Coffee with 1 packet of Truvia and 1 Tbsp fat free hazelnut creamer

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