I started my weight loss journey in February. I've lost 15 pounds so far and I feel much better not to mention my pants are getting loose which is a MAJOR plus! Ty and I pulled the trigger after months of back and forth and got a membership to our local gym. It was hard for us because we both knew that it was going to be a major expense to our monthly bills but in the end we knew that we were both too stubborn and cheap to be spending all that money to not go so it would be a big push in getting our booties to the gym!
I think it's been almost 2 years since I've worn a short sleeved shirt. You know, the regular length cute tops that everyone else wears when summer rolls around. I make it my mission when shopping for summer clothes to find only the tops where the sleeve comes just above the elbow and then buy a bunch of different colors and don't even ask how long it's been since wearing a tank top! I'm so self conscious of my chunky arms. My mom always says to me "Be thankful that you even have arms" and she's right. I refuse to buy in to all the media hoopla that unless you are a size 8 or smaller than you are obese. You are ugly. You are lazy. I want to lose weight because I believe that God created my body as a temple and not a garbage disposal and I need to exercise more self control. I don't want to be 'skinny' so I will feel more beautiful, I want to lose some of this access weight that my body just isn't supposed to be carrying around. I want to feel healthy again and full of more energy. This is not a diet. I cringe when people say that word. I am not on a diet, I am just watching my calories and choosing to put nutrient-rich things in my body. I'm looking to make a lifestyle change. My boys deserve a mom that can chase them around the backyard without getting winded after 2 minutes.