Today is my official day to start losing weight.
I only ate one piece of chocolate (and told myself NO when I was tempted to eat more! Go me!) and I strapped Judah into the joggable stroller and went for a stroll around the block. It was only a 15 or 20 minute walk, but it was something. And something is better than nothing.
My plan is this:
From now until October I will walk, and eventually get up to running, daily.
I will do - or attempt to do - squats, lunges, crunches and pull ups several times a week to strengthen my core.
My goal right now is to prepare myself to start working out seriously in October. I'm not worrying about my diet right now - I generally eat fairly well, so I'll reevaluate if I should have an eating plan in October.
I don't have a specific weight goal in mind - I just want to lose fat and gain muscle. Lose a lot of fat. I gained a total of 40 lbs this pregnancy and at the start of it I had some extra weight to loose to. So to help motivate myself here is my weight in pictures:
What I'd love to get back to - about 120 lbs. This was right after we got married. I didn't have any muscle on my body then, and neither had I birthed two babies, so it's probably a dream to think I can fit all those clothes again ... because yes, I've held onto them all.
* Two weeks ago we went to the store to buy some scales. I stepped on them as one of the boxes was open, and so I had to try it out!, and I DID NOT like the number on the scale, so I told Paul we didn't actually need to buy bathroom scales. We have never owned any. We find them depressing.