I have been on this journey to fit and fabulous since 12-26-2012. For the last 3 weeks I have not lost a single pound. I was upset and worried. I was eating right and working out everyday. Why aren’t the numbers going down?
Then I realized that it is not the numbers on the scale that I need to worry about. I have lost 5 1/2 inches off my waist and I feel great. All my pants are getting baggy. My size smalls fit again. I am feeling fabulous.
I credit this to my TaeBo workouts and eating right. My goal in the beginning was to lose 20 pounds and get healthy, emphasis on the healthy. I think I am achieving my goal. My workouts are varied in intensity and in content. I love them. I also add boxing once a week. I walk everyday, one of the advantages of owning a dog. I have changed the way I cook – processed foods are out. When we go out to eat, I choose better. Salads, fish and chicken are my main choices. When I cook beef I eat about 3 ounces. I watch my caloric intake but my main concern is the fat grams – the saturated ones. I snack healthier – nuts, carrots, celery, fresh fruit and edame. I still have a bite of the dessert. I don’t overdo it anymore. I don’t buy cookies or crackers. I limit the amount of bread (my favorite). I don’t feel like I am missing out on anything. I feel like I have gained a better lifestyle and a way better body. I think I even heard my heart say thank you!
It dawned on me that since I am working out everyday for 40 minutes to an hour plus, that I am building muscle. I am a solid mass of Mommyness now! Whoop, Whoop!!! I don’t have the flapping arms anymore. I don’t jiggle when I run. My legs do not rub together anymore when I walk. No more odd noises from my thighs! I can sit with my legs crossed. I don’t have to hide my muffin top with loose fitting clothes anymore either. I can even leave the light on …. if you know what I mean! Wink, Wink.
I have achieved several small but wonderful victories. I am that person that I used to be; the one that took charge of her own life. This is who I am meant to be. I am still on my journey. I don’t believe there is ever an end. The view just changes and becomes more beautiful with each step.
Take your own journey to your beautiful you, you will not regret it.