First a bit of background...
Age 12: I start complaining to my friends that I'm "fat." (I'm already 5'8" at this point)
High School: I varsity letter in two sports (tennis and basketball). I'm never "thin" in the tradition sense but very fit and muscular.
College and the years after: I put on over 20 pounds.
The year before our wedding: I lose 25 pounds reaching my lowest weight since middle school and finally reaching my "happy weight".
I've gained 12 pounds since our wedding on 8/16/08. Ugh.
It was this recent picture of me that really brought the gain to my attention.
I compared it to a similar picture taken at my bachelorette party in 2008.
So I admit that the 2008 picture angle is better and the outfit is more flattering. But the 12 pounds is definitely noticeable in my legs, tum, and face. And I can feel the gain in way my pants fit.
Now I need to lose weight. Again.
I'm embarrassed to be back here.
I keep asking myself, "how did I get here?!"
But I know the answer... I got here by working out less and not tracking how much I eat/drink.
I have to lose the 12 pounds before 12 becomes 20 again.
So what's the plan?
The plan is start tracking how much I eat and drink using Weight Watchers points again.
I'm also jumping back on the workout train by:
- Hitting the gym 2 times a week
- Doing yoga 1 time a week
- Walking or hiking 1 time a week
- And for something new, swimming 1 time a week
My goal is to lose 10 pounds.
I'm posting this here to a) keep it real with you all and b) create some motivation and accountability for myself
I hope that in 6-10 weeks I can post a success story here!
Does anyone have any other tips for me?
Mondays with Manny
3 days ago