First Quarter in Kicking Fat’s Ass

Well where do I begin. I fought with myself over and over on how to write this post. Why can’t weight just melt off as easy as it is to pack on?

I failed. I failed miserably.

I actually got down to 210 on Friday, Sept 19th, and I was soooo happy with myself. Unfortunately, I didn’t have time to take a picture and fill out the chart because it was the day before my brother’s wedding, and us ladies were doing bridesmaid stuff!  Then life happened and I gained some back. Really… just a lot of excuses happened.

As I have stated before, my first quarter goal for myself was 199 by October 10th. Well. It’s not going to happen. Or come anywhere close! I haven’t stepped on a scale lately, so I don’t know what my exact weight is. And frankly, I’m just scared to do so. I don’t want to see what life did to me.

But it is what it is. What can I do now? Except get my ass going again. It’s never to late to pick it back up. And that’s what I’m going to do. I don’t want to use the phrase ‘starting over’, because I don’t believe I am. I’m still working on that 5k training and I’m not at my beginning weight. But more or less, getting back on that wagon.

I decided I’m not adjusting my second quarter weight loss goal of 174 by January 9th. It would have been much easier to get there had I met the goal for next week, but I did it to myself. On the Extreme Weight Loss show, many participants don’t make their goals, but that didn’t change anything. They just had to learn from the past and move on.

So… looking at what had happened the last two months, I came up with a couple huge things I need to work on.

1) Drinking once a week. I picked up on the drinking due to being stressed about other things in my life right now, and instead I should have picked up a dumbbell. It made it impossible to get up at 4:30 the next morning or get anything done the following day for that matter. So it’s time for a change in that aspect. Don’t get me wrong, I’ll still be partaking, just cut back considerably.

2) Planning my meals in advance for the week. The whole “if you fail to plan, you plan to fail” saying was created with Jason and I in mind. Really. When I had my meals planned out, it was incredibly easy to have supper ready and done within the hour of my daycare kids leaving, which meant I had more time to work out afterwards. So tonight, Jason and I are going to sit down {he doesn’t know this yet, but he will} discuss our meals for Monday through Sunday, make the grocery list, and as soon as I get paid, we’ll be getting groceries for only those meals. Any good crock pot meals you recommend?

I’m also going to be trying to eat as healthy as I possibly can. Super strict until I am able to say no to the good crap stuff. Lots of chicken, fish, veggies, fruit… It just sounds so boring doesn’t it? But I suppose, nothing taste as good as skinny feels.

3) Exercising 5-6 days a week. Preferably 6 days… but Lord knows I’m a tad bit busy. But I’m going to do my best to get in at least two hours a day. I’m excited to run a 5k and move on from there.

I know some people are probably disappointed or are assuming I will never get anywhere, and for that I’m sorry you feel that way. But I’m excited to prove you wrong. I’m excited to be fit and run around with all my kids. To fit into cute clothes and look adorable in pictures.

Who else is struggling? Or are you one who has started and kept at it? Anyone else fall off that losing weight band wagon? Come talk to me, we’ll get back to it together! :)

Love and Toodle-o’s!

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