I have to admit, I feel REALLY good about myself right now! Don’t get me wrong there are definitely ups and downs to fitness but I am SO proud of myself! I have pushed myself so much harder than I ever have and the result? SEVEN pounds down in 2 weeks!
I want to be clear though. I am not looking to lose a ton of weight and be ‘skinny’. That’s not what my goal is. My goal is to be healthy and to FEEL good! So that’s what I am working toward! I want to be able to put on a bathing suit and not want to run and hide. Mind you, I’m not looking to show my body off to the world either when I reach my goals. I’m documenting my progress for 3 reasons.
- To hopefully help someone in some way.
- Keep myself accountable.
- Track my progress.
I know that heavy lifting isn’t for everyone but it is for me! I was my heaviest in 2014/2015 and after my wedding I dropped almost 40 pounds in less than a year from lifting weights and eating pretty clean. (I could have eaten ALOT cleaner but this girl is a total foodie) But I started slacking. Like ALOT. I got so wrapped up in my work that I literally stopped taking care of myself and because of that I gained back 20 pounds. It has been hard for me to swallow because I was on such a good track. I was super disappointed in myself and gave up one too many times. I’m not exactly sure what switched in me but my perspective on fitness and getting ‘skinny’ has changed into something that is so much more. I want to be able to be healthy for my future babies and also myself. I’m not doing this for attention. I don’t want to eventually teach or coach someone. I just want to track my progress, share tips that work for me (and the ones that don’t) and hopefully to inspire someone to work hard toward their goals!
For my first blog post I wanted to share a little more background and also what my intentions are before the tips and recipes come in. After this week I promise I will take so many more photos for you! I got so wrapped up and focused that I forgot to document what I was doing. Oops!!
I want anyone reading this to know that your goals have to be realistic and attainable. You also have to completely dedicate yourself in order to reach them but I know you can do it! I hope you are ready to follow my hot mess-ness!
Fair warning! This fitness blog will consist of cellulite, back fat, pimples, no makeup selfies and probably gross hair… You have been warned!!!