Well, more like this week is the week. I am FINALLY going to start trying to lose weight! Molly is finally in her room, so the pack n play is all packed up and that gives me the spot back where my Gazelle was (it's sort of like an elliptical, but not, the crazy guy w/ the long blonde ponytail sells them!). I know that working out is what helps me lose weight, not just the eating. I could look at food and gain a lb! I am not blessed with a fast metabolism, so I have to work hard at trying to maintain a healthy weight (for me).
My goal is to work out at least 4 days a week, more if time allows. For now I will try to just do stuff at home; the machine and some weights and Pilate stuff. I would like to get The Shred, from Jillian Michaels. I saw for like $10 at Target. I think that will kick my butt too and mix up my work out routines.
Of course you can't eat anything you want just because you are exercising, so I'm going back to making meals from my Biggest Loser cookbooks and Cooking Light and Hungry Girl. Plus I got some good recipes from my cousin and from Weight Watchers online. Jimmy constantly complains about healthy food, but I told him last night, he just eats what I make and don't complain. I need to start losing weight and this is how I have to do it...plus he complains about getting fat and a little "gut"..so he'll have to get used to brown rice and whole wheat pasta (which I always use anyway) and turkey (anything).
I'm also considering signing up for Biggest Loser online again. You keep track of your calories and weigh in weekly. (I have a scale in my lunchroom here at work--yes, it's true, we Health Science people here are very into health and fitness--go figure!)
My first goal is 15lbs. That would put me at pre-pregnancy weight. (and I only gained 33lbs! geesh). After that very attainable goal, I want to drop another 15lbs. So, 30 in all, but breaking them up is easier for me, then thinking, OH MY, 30lbs!!! Seems like a lot, but if I can achieve one goal at a time, it will keep me more motivated and on track. If I drop 30lbs I will weigh less than I did when I graduated high school! (ok by only 5 lbs, but still). I know that amount is something I can maintain and I don't have to starve myself to keep it (been there, done that).
It's not that I'm trying to be "skinny" because, let's face it, I'm NOT built to be "skinny", never have been, never will. I'm trying to be HEALTHY. I want to live a healthy life, get the energy I so desire and be a good role model for my children. If I'm not active or eating right, how are my kids going to?
So I will post a before picture (because we all like visuals) and hopefully by summertime (like August or so) I can post an after picture!
**Hold me accountable people!!