My Health Journey

I mean business.

I hesitate to say “this time I really mean it” or “I’m back and it’s for real now”. What I can say is that right now, right this very minute, I am motivated to change and dedicated to improving my health. I can say that with no hesitation and with much joy.

More details and progress to come. Just wanted to stop in and say hi to all my fellow fitblrs and awesome support system on Tumblr.

Have a wonderful weekend!

Gym Time! Day 1 (getting back on track edition)

I did it and I feel great. I went with my good friend, Katherine, who is also working to get in shape in order to be pregnancy ready for her next baby. We had both not intensely exercised for several months, so we were on an even playing field. 

What we did:

  • 20 min on the elliptical
  • 3 reps of 13 on 5 different strength machines (focusing on arms)

Nothing insane, but it was a great start and we pushed our out-of-shape selves! When we were done, we headed to Chipotle for salads (no dairy, lots of lettuce). 

Next buddy trip is on Thursday, but I’m going to go on my own tmrw. Very happy to be back and making progress to my goals.

My post on MFP this morning

"Honesty and accountability: I have gained back all of the 30lbs I lost during the summer of 2011. I went up and down over the past 2 years, but I have eventually put it all back on as of this morning. I haven’t been to the gym in probably 8 months and I have pretty much been eating whatever I want. It’s obviously not a good feeling and is going to take a lot for me to turn it around. BUT I’m ready. Today I am going back to the gym and I’m going to start. Whatever the amount of exercise, I’ll be there and taking the steps to get back on track to being healthy and happy. Basically, I back and ready! :-)"

So, there you go. The truth is out there. I’m wiping the slate clean and starting over. WIW will happen tomorrow and I’ll start posting my new journey today. Thanks in advance for your support!