In my mind, I’m still the girl who could run five miles after dinner and still have energy to go for a leisurely walk with the family. I’m still the girl who could hike a mountain with ease, or who would run three miles in the rain just to get a workout in, or who fit into the cutest pair of skinny jeans.
That’s how I still feel sometimes… until I try moving my body like I used to. Then I kind of just feel like Brady stuck at the very bottom of the staircase.
There are so many excuses and reasons for this, everything from sport’s injuries to laziness. For the past five years, I haven’t had a very good workout regimen, or at least not as good as I used to have. And while I lost the weight gain quickly after having Brady, I actually put weight back on over the past 9 months during my breastfeeding journey. (But we’ll talk more about that on a Mommy Monday post). 😉
Needless to say, according to the doctor’s scale during a routine appointment (since I don’t bother to step on a scale here at home), I’m about 20 pounds heavier than my usual, ideal weight. Bleh. Honestly, the number doesn’t bother me as much as the not fitting into any of my clothes does. 😉 And the lack of exercise and healthy eating has really put a damper on my energy levels.
I’m excited to feel healthy and strong again!! 🙂 That is the real reason for my motivation to start eating healthier and to begin working out more. I need the energy to keep up with Brady and to be the best mom that I can be. (And if I once again fit into my favorite pair of jeans in the process? Well, it’s just a win- win situation)! I’m not going to shoot for a certain weight goal, but instead I plan to focus on making positive changes that will ultimately affect the extra weight I put on.
I’m more of a healthy lifestyle type of girl, as apposed to a diet chic. Diets don’t usually work… But that being said, it’s been a long time since I’ve actually set out to lose a bit of weight, as apposed to maintain. So I’m currently in the process of coming up with a game plan, and I’ll keep you posted during occasional Fitness Friday posts! 🙂
What’s your favorite health or weight loss tip?