...out and smell the spring flowers. I absolutely love Spring time with the wild flowers and new baby animals and the fresh spring smell. I also love the fact that now I can get outside and start walking and biking off these EXTRA pounds. Many of you who've known me for a while may look through this blog or on my facebook profile and see that I am much bigger than High School, even up to a few years ago. I feel I am ready to take on the challenge of losing inches and lbs this Spring/Summer since I am 30 lbs over the weight I should be and 50 lbs over the weight I was when I got married (10 years ago May 10th).
I am not one who can blame it on having 3 babies. In fact I would loose 18-25 lbs in the first 13 weeks of my pregnancies with all my girls and only gain back about 10. No, I gained the lbs by not exercising and eating whatever I wanted and it seemed that after I had a baby I had to eat chocolate every day. Bad, bad choices.
So here I am, confessing more than I thought I would to friends and strangers so that maybe I will stick through the personal training I received from Twila (Grusendorff) Jensen, who is a certified personal trainer. She has worked with me since November and although I haven't lost weight I know my body is changing, my clothing fits a bit looser and when I so go through the weight training, core exercises and cardio I feel more energetic and healthier. I have to admit that I have been a slacker here and there, especially during the cold snowy day where I just wanted to stay inside and I did.
But Spring is here and on Monday I started eating the food she's recommended and am getting in my exercise. It is raining right now but I'll get in my 45 minutes of cardio and core work, promise.
Goal: To lose 10 lbs or more by June 30, 2007 or get into a size 12 comfortably.
I hope I set myself up for success by telling you my goals for the next 2 months and I hope you will support me and cheer me on. Feel free to ask if I've done my exercise or stayed away from the sweets.