being healthy and stuff.

Thursday, November 21, 2013

Confession. I've gained a lot of weight this year. Yikes.

Life has been working against me a little bit... Between getting a desk job, getting married (taking birth control. blegh.), and being totally busy, I don't have a ton of time to be as active as I'd like.  (I know it's not an excuse.  But it's the reality :)

I've discovered the unfortunate fact that I carry extra weight in my tummy.  I can't tell you how many times people have asked me when I'm due, or asked if I'm expecting.

It doesn't make a gal feel good if so many people ask if she's pregnant when she's not...  It's really not good on the self confidence.  I know I need to do something about it.  I've never been skinny, and I've never been one to regularly exercise.

So here I go.  Somehow I feel like if I tell the blogging world, I will be held accountable.  baby steps!  I'll get to where I want to be.  My goal is to lose 40 lbs by April 30, my birthday!

I want to be healthy.  I want to feel good.  I want to have more energy.  I want to be strong.  And let's be honest... I want people to stop asking me if I'm pregnant.  :)

What do you do to eat clean, be healthy, and exercise regularly with a full and busy schedule?  I know this will be a lifestyle change, not a temporary fix.  Weight Watchers?  Insanity?  Green Smoothies?  I want to hear from you.  Maybe I'm not thinking of something that I could try that I might like.  Oh, and I HATE exercising.  I love it when it's disguised as something fun, like Zumba!  What have you tried that's fun?  I want to pick up running, too.  As much as I hate it, I think I could learn to love it!

My cute little (big) brother and I before he left on his mission in September

And I just have to throw this out there...  I always thought "being skinny" would automatically make me more attractive.  And let me tell you, that is SO not the case.  I weighed the most I'd ever weighed when Chase and I got married.  Chase tells me every day that I am hot/beautiful/gorgeous/pretty even though I don't feel it all the time.  (How did I get so lucky?)

My point is, it's all about being confident in your own skin.  It doesn't matter what the scale reads as long as you're healthy!  Right now, I'm not even in my healthy weight range, so that's why I want to fix it.  I don't want my weight to get out of hand. and I want to be a good, healthy, active example to my future kids, too.  So I might as well get in the habit now!

Thanks for tuning in and wish me luck!

1 comment:

Maddie Violet said...

I use an app called lose it. It's a calorie counter that can scan bar codes so, it's super convenient. By the way, you are gorgeous!

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