I cannot believe that it’s been almost 2 years since our daughter was born! Life has been hectic, exhausting, and full of excuses. I gained 65 lbs during pregnancy and have only lost 30 of it. I started exercising, dieting numerous times, but it would only stick for a week or so. I’m not sure if this time will stick, but maybe writing about it will help.
Excuses….we all are able to spew them out. Mine have been: I have no time, I’m exhausted, I’m making ______ a priority (fill in the blank with work, baby, family, sleep), I’m worried about my heart, the list goes on.
So here I sit, at a lovely 232, thinking, we are 89 days away from our daughter’s birthday. Let’s see what I can do in that time. I need to set my routine and stop eating crap! Exercise is great and all, but if I don’t eat properly, the exercise is basically pointless. How we look is 80% what we eat, and 20% exercise (don’t quote me on that, I just heard it somewhere and it stuck with me).
My short term goal is to get down to 195 in those 89 days. 37 pounds in almost 3 months…..might not be realistic, but it’s a goal to try to acheive!
Here’s the plan:
We’ve been going to the gym after work every other day. I have loads of excuses why I can’t go (I’m tired, I need to make dinner so we don’t eat at 9pm, A is cranky, I’M cranky, I need to clean). So when those pop into my head, I remind myself that we need to take our daughter to socialize with other kids at their day care. In my mind, I’m really putting her as a priority. I know, I know…I need to make going to the gym for me, but if this mind trick works, I’ll take it!
Right now I’ve mostly been working out for 30 min, just to get A used to the day care environment, but my goal is to work out for at least an hour every other day (at the gym, or at home).
Diet…I started my 30 Isagenix plan on Monday. I am actually on my first day of my cleanse. It’s a great program, and easy to stick to. I’m drinking 115 oz of water a day, sticking to three 400-600 calorie meals, and adding two Isa Shakes a day. Then twice a week I have cleanse days. I’ve seen success with this before, and never gained back the weight. I do not feel hungry or deprived. I’m going to try to stick to a Vegan/Vegetarian diet….and cut back on the sweets, SIGNIFICANTLY.
I think that’s it. I’ll post my weight once a week. I’ll also post my measurements at the end of my 30 day.
Here we go…Day 3