Weight Loss Wednesday

Okay, okay. I know it's Thursday, but hear me out.

Yesterday was a day I thought I would never let happen. I was getting dressed, struggling to put on otherwise cute clothes that used to fit. After I squeezed into them and got ready, I looked in the mirror....and started to cry.

The day came when I looked in the mirror and didn't recognize myself. It crept up on me, and suddenly someone else was looking back at me. A version of myself I did not like. How did this happen?!? It's hard to admit being at my heaviest weight and realizing it's completely my own doing. I didn't feel comfortable in my own skin. I was looking in the mirror at a BEFORE picture...

Well, I've had it. I've been in a place before where I wanted change, wanted health, wanted to feel comfortable in my body. I'd be great for awhile (last year, I lost 25 lbs....but gained it back plus some), but this time is different. While staring at my reflection (I think it was me, I was in there somewhere) I realized that I can't change on my own. I need accountability. I need to keep myself accountable and I need the encouragement of others, and their accountability. And I need the strength that only God can provide.

So, with the help of some inspirational friends, I'm dedicating Wednesdays to keeping myself accountable for a healthier life style, hopefully finding weight loss as a positive bonus. Let's begin with DAY 1 of my journey:


*yeah right, like I'm going to tell you that! Maybe once I reach my goal, I'll tell you my starting weight! =]

I started at the gym yesterday, and biked 16.84 miles and did 400 sit ups!!! PHEW. Then, I finished my evening with 400 more!!! That's more than I've ever done in my lifetime, I'm fairly certain. But I don't want to crash and burn. I want to keep some reasonable goals for the week:

1. Drink more water
2. Do at least 200 sit ups/crunches a day
3. Eat smaller portions
4. Break one sweat a day

So far so good. I'll weigh in next week, but at least today I've kept it up with 400 more sit ups, 3 mile run and 4.5 mile bike. But I need the encouragement and I'm not afraid to ask for it. Please follow me on my journey....

...because, darn it, there will be an AFTER picture!


Melissa Burcham said...

Good for you!

Sassenachs in Scotland said...

400 sit ups at once!?! I'd be happy if I could do 40 sit ups :)

Emily said...

Oh sweet girl, you know I've been there! Good for you for making the decision to be good to yourself. It's an emotional, physical and spiritual journey and I'll be praying for you each day!
The one piece of advice I would give - don't be too hard on yourself. We are our own worst enemies and beating yourself up about a bad day or choice (which we all have), will make it all seem more painful. Every day is a new day - and every day matter's, in terms of our health.
God bless and I can't wait for the after picture!
p.s. You are totally HOT!! You know that right?

Kara Miller said...

I so know your pain and have been feeling the exact same way for awhile! I need an accountability partner too. I've got 30lbs (15 each kid) that I want so bad to get rid of. I've just been trying to figure out how to do that while working 40+ hours a weeks, having two young children, and involved with church activities. So hard! I am there for you sister!

Robyn said...

I just found your blog via SITS Girls. I know what you are sayin'. The weight after the first kiddo came off pretty well. The second not so good. He's now 3 1/2. I am now working on trying much harder at getting this off! For good! Maybe now I could "borrow" your Weight Loss Wednesdays seeing as how you have another one on board. What do you think?


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