Monday, August 15, 2011
I got a big shock last night. It shouldn't have been a shock. I knew it was there. I was just ignoring it. It's called my growing belly and thighs. Now here's the thing. I would be happy if those areas were growing because there was a baby in there but no! They are growing because I eat way too much and I'm not being active enough.
When did I realize that things were getting out of control? TODAY! I was having my daughter take a picture of me for a blog post and every picture was awful. First I chalked it up to her only being 3 years old...but alas, it's just that I have a fat butt and I really need to do something about it!
According to height and weight charts I'm about 2 lbs overweight. However, according to me I'm about 17 lbs overweight! I've never ever been this big except for when I was pregnant. So here's where I need help. I need motivation! I don't mind working out. I actually like to work out but I need peace and quiet when I do it. Now how do you do that with a two year old and a three year old running around!?! I just haven't figured it out yet. So HELP! What do I do? I know lots of you moms out there still work out, have a job, cook and are in great shape! How do you do it? Do you wake up super early, do you stay up super late?
All I know is that I have to get in better shape before my hubby gets back. I figure I should set some goals and if I write them down then I'll hold myself more accountable. I'm starting small and each week I will try to increase.
Goal 1: Run 1 mile on the treadmill at least 5 times this week.
Goal 2: Eat out only 1 time this week.
Goal 3: Do pilates or Zumba or maybe even Dance Central for 20 minutes at least 1 time this week.
That's it for now. I'll let you know how it goes. BUT don't forget I'm looking for other motivational ideas and help. So leave some comments. I would love to hear your advice, personal stories, or tips!