Yesterday was Day 1 of the 21 Day Fix I'm doing! I'm hopeful that by really watching what I eat and exercising daily I will lose these pesky pounds I've been carrying around ever since having Jack over a year ago!!!
I am currently 10 pounds away from my pre-pregnancy weight, but 20 pounds from a more ideal weight for me. Since having Jack I've tried Weight Watchers, Paleo Diet, and various different workouts here and there, but nothing stuck and remained consistent which, of course, is the key.
I've used excuses like it's hard to work full-time and have a baby, there is no time for the gym after work and all of my home duties, etc. Now that I'm not having to deal with pumping and nursing round the clock it has given me a little more time or at least flexibility.
With it being summertime, I'm truly fed up that I can't stand to see myself in a pair of shorts and can't even fathom the idea of putting on a bathing suit. I had to wear shorts in our own swimming pool last weekend with Jack because I was so unsightly. I have a closet full of amazing clothes that don't fit. I wear the same few pair of (now faded) black pants and loose tops to work everyday and look terrible. I constantly worry that people will think I'm expecting again. I have a doublechin in half of my pictures and don't recognize the person staring back at me in the mirror sometimes.
If all of that isn't motivation, I don't know what is!
Since last Tuesday I have already lost exactly 5 pounds just by watching my diet, portions and starting Shakeology as a meal replacement for 1 meal a day. That is crazy and shows you how bad my diet was! I know it won't be like this every week. I didn't do any exercise last week except for a few long walks with Jack.
This weekend I prepped food, made a plan and took all of my "before" measurements and pictures.
I look forward to checking in throughout the next 21 Days and telling you how I'm doing. I'm not ready to share my before pictures until I have some progress pics to put next to it! They were so not pretty!
The workouts are to be done every single day, but they are only 30 minutes! Yesterday I completed the "Total Body Cardio" workout after work before preparing dinner. Jack played in our gameroom where I worked out and it was so cute because he would stop what he was doing and clap after every 60 minute interval when Autumn would say good job!
Hopefully by committing myself for 21 days some good habits and routines will form.
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