I have been debating whether or not to share this with everyone, but I need some accountability, and I think being honest with you about my weight will push me to finally lose the extra pounds I have put on over the last five years.
I have never before in my life weighed this much unless I was pregnant or postpartum, but I have been stuck at this weight for a few months now, and the twins are three years old. I used to run or work out on our elliptical several days a week and got down to my lowest adult weight of 122 pounds in late 2010, but I let the weight sneak back on until I weighed 135 pounds in 2012. Then I found out I was expecting twins, and I had to stop all exercise except walking. I grew lazy, and then having twins changed everything. I am a stress eater, and having four kids is stressful. A trip to the store with all of them warrants a treat, right? I’m trying to work out and lose weight, but I don’t have the motivation to get out of bed at 5:00 am or the self-control to eat less. I need a challenge, competition, and/or accountability, so here I am laying it all out there. Someone, please challenge me or hold me accountable. My goal is to lose five pounds a month in August, September, October, and November. Would any of you like to join me?
My fitness plan:
- work out on our elliptical at least three days a week
- use my 30 Days app to challenge myself to complete crunches, push-ups, leg raises, and planks
- wear my Fitbit and take at least 10,000 steps a day
My nutrition plan:
- eat less than 1800 calories a day
- track food eaten throughout the day
- drink at least 72 ounces of water a day
I had my oldest daughter take photos of me this morning in tighter clothing than I feel comfortable in, but I’m hoping they will show the changes in my body as I lose weight and get in shape. My main complaint is my belly, but I need to slim down everywhere and tone my muscles. I will post photos to show my progress as I change my lifestyle to become healthier.
If you would like to join me on this journey, please comment and let me know. It will help me stay motivated if I know I’m not alone.