I believe I need to lose somewhere around 25 pounds...give or take a pound. Notice I said, "I believe." The reason for this is because I know how I look fat and skinny and in between, and I know what people say to me to be nice, which I appreciate. I've heard the, "You don't need to lose weight; you're curvy." And also, "Maybe a few pounds would be good." Even though these people were being nice and all, for me, a few pounds would not be good enough. I just think that this is not the best version of me, so I need to make a change...a BIG one.
Now, I will not be holding up a pair of pants to show you the difference in sizes or take before and after photos like they ask you to do when you begin P90X. I would rather explain the process in words instead of pictures, which is the complete opposite of what everyone wants. However, I am sure that people will be able to see the difference in fatness from my dozens of Facebook photos.
I am going into this diet and fitness plan with a positive view of the present and the future. I am happy with the person I am on the inside, but I am not satisfied with the package I am putting out there...and the outside is easier to change.
None of this process will be extreme, so please do not think there will be an eating disorder or plastic surgery or diet pills. I am with it enough to know that these things will not work for me, especially since I got heart palpitations from Hydroxycut eight years ago and have also not been pregnant yet (and we all know how much your body changes after a baby takes up shop in there).
So far I am down two pounds in a week and went to the gym twice, which was all I could fit in last week. I am hoping to hit the gym three times a week or more, depending on my schedule, and maybe take some classes because I love yoga, zumba and pilates. I haven't tried spinning yet and would really like to eventually, without dying. I have a 5K coming at the end of the month that I am half-running (this is what I call running with walking intervals included) for penguins, so I would also like to not die from that either. As for dieting, I have been eating a lot of raw fruits and vegetables, whole grain, chicken and fish. I have tried my hardest to stop eating baked goods, candy, fried food and burgers, all of my favorites. I also gave up soda for Lent, and it has been rough, but I am sticking with it Jesus!
Now that I am dieting, I do have some limits to my healthy food eating. For instance, I will not eat oatmeal or cottage cheese because they look like someone already ate them and spit them out. I will eat a salad with a some substance, not just leaves. I will eat protein bars with chocolate and peanut butter in them. And, sometimes, one bite is enough, no matter how delicious the lasagna is (Mmmmm).
Oh, and did I mention I just started this whole thing a week ago? BIG plans. BIG. HUGE.
Go Team Thickness!