In my last post, I talked about how my pant size or the number on the scale doesn't define me - and it doesn't. I want to feel healthy and unchained from excess weight, not look in the mirror and see a size 2.
Sharing my struggles with weight and self-image was hard and embarrassing for me. Putting myself out there for people to look at and judge is an extremely vulnerable feeling (see photo above), but I felt it was necessary to keep my blog honest and transparent. Being my authentic self is super important to share and it also requires me to hold myself accountable. I'll be coming back to this topic again in the future and plan to keep you guys updated on my journey...
I talked about cutting down my portions on Monday and eating healthier. And I want to make this clear: I am not starting a diet. I have no intention of depriving myself of anything I enjoy, only cutting back to healthier sized portions, and focusing on adding more fruits and veggies to the mix. I also wand to exercise more. I won't be doing anything crazy right away. In fact, my plan is very simple. I'd like to start with working out two to three times a week and increase from over time. I know if I start hard right away I'll exhaust myself too fact and stop altogether.
When it comes to exercise, I learned a long time ago that I needed to incorporate what I love into it. For me, that's dance. Tom gave me some ballet exercise DVDs for Christmas and I'm so excited to start doing them. I'll also turn up some music and have dance parties with Easton, so not only am I staying active, he's having fun and being stimulated. And it's never too early to get Easton hooked on some Broadway musicals or N*sync ;) Arms is another area I'd like to improve, so simple weights will be incorporated to help tone up.
It's little steps like this that I hope will jump start my weight loss journey and put me on my path to success. I understand that this is a journey, it will take time. I don't expect immediate results and I don't have a certain time frame in mind because this is a lifestyle change, not a crash course for instant results. If any honest mommas out there have any tips that helped you, please share!
I'm looking forward to updating everyone - stay tuned!
I'm a twenty-something mama who honestly has no clue what I want to do in life at the moment. For the longest time that scared me but now I embracing it and documenting it here.