So I normally do the blog updates about Graham's progress, but this time I've decided to use it for my own personal sounding board, if you will.
By no means do I want this to be taken out of context and seen as bragging or whatever negative some might think, but seen as hopefully a motivator and encourager.
Since we've been married Mike and I have set goals for ourselves, prayed about them and posted them where we can see them daily. These goals range from lifetime, 5 year, 10 year, annual and weekly goals.
Weight has always shown it's face in my goal list, every time. This is something I have always struggled with. Not necessarily being overweight, (although I've definitely been there), but with maintaining, doing things the healthy way and feeling good about myself and appearance.
I'm not sure where this insecurity came from. Well, I say that, but I definitely can contribute a lot of this to past relationships that never had anything good to say. Shall I name names? Nah, but most of you could! :)
Ok, stay focused Lindsay.
So, I have to say I have reached a goal that has seemed impossible in the past. I finally reached not only a healthy weight but I did it in a healthy manner.
Numbers don't matter, but I will say I am 13 lbs less than when I got pregnant with Graham.
Ya, I know, I stay at home so yes, it is a lot easier to go workout, I get it. I am very thankful for that. However, to my own defense, (and for all you other stay in moms), it is NOT easy to stay away from snacking during the day. In my case, hard not to drown my homesick, NY winters suck sorrows, in pizza and Mexican food...oh wait. We don't have Mex food here! :)
So. To wrap up.
I know it's tough, it wasn't a cake walk for me, but also know it's an obtainable goal. Whether you've had a baby, about to have a baby or just plain struggle with weight, you can do it. It sounds so cliche but you can, it just takes discipline, a little motivation and a conversation with The Big Guy upstairs about your plan of action.
Every person is different with a different body, but for me, it took:
-lots of running (this is huge for me, always hated running)
-SPIN! My newest addiction other than iced coffee and vino :)
-basically any cardio class I can take
-I do lots if upper body to tone arms and abs
-We are vegetarians 90% of the time and this was a HUGE factor in losing the baby weight fast I think
-Vegetarian is not scary!
We use soy meat substitute Morning Star, Boca and my favorite Quorn! The chicken patties are to.die.for.
They taste like you just left Wendys drive thru!
-We only eat out once a week if even...wow. Did I just write that?? That's all Wags, he's not a big out to eat guy!
So again. I sure hope this doesn't come off the wrong way. I've had people ask me what I've done and so this is it.
I wish I would've had someone help me when I struggled so much, so maybe I can do the same for someone out there...
Put your goals on your mirror or fridge! You have no idea how much this helps!!
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