I’m nothing if not honest, right? Right.
So, I was a bit scared when I decided to apply to be a Mamavation Mom. I know my past. I know that I have tried countless times to lose weight or eat healthier and they have all failed. My willpower was non-existent and my commitment was nil.
I knew I felt really committed this time but I couldn’t help wondering if my track record would come back to bit me in the butt. The first week would show if I was going to fall back into old habits quickly or if I had the gumption to really follow it through. (All the other times I’ve lasted about 3 days.)
Last Sunday I stepped on the scale and saw the number that sticks it’s middle finger up at me most often. It read “200.8” lbs. ICK! I seriously considered throwing my scale away and getting one that didn’t show the 10ths of pounds because really, can’t we just say 200?!? No, it’s 200.8. There’s that middle finger again.
This week I proved that I really did have what it takes to accomplish my goals. I worked out every day this week, including:
- Completing Week 2 of the Couch to 5k training. (3 workouts)
- Strength training 2x this week.
- On the one day I didn’t make it to the gym I used the “Just Sweat” mode on Just Dance 2 and shook my money maker for an hour.
In addition to that I signed up for an account with MyFitnessPal.com. I saw a lot of the other ladies using it and thought I would give it a try. I set a goal to lose just 1 pound a week. I figured I’d start small so I wouldn’t get discouraged. It was my first week after all. To lose 1 pound my base calories per day would be 1500. This was teeny tiny to me. I’m pretty sure I ate close to double that, if not more. Of course, each workout added more calories I could take in but by changing the foods that I ate, I wasn’t hungry all the time. I actually ended up having calories left over each day.
So all of that is fine and good, but the real proof would come when I stepped on the scale this morning.
Can you see that? Here let me zoom in a bit…
Yes, that’s right it says “196.8” !!! Forget what I said about the “.8” it matters! I’m sure you can figure out what that means. I’ve lost…
I couldn’t have done it without the support of my #Mamavation sista’s! All I have to do is check out the stream of tweets and I get motivated to get off my arse and get out there! Thank you all so much!