To be honest, I knew my body was changing but I didn't really take notice until a month or so ago. I went to put on a pair of pants that fit me just fine at just 3 months post-partum -- and a year later... they were hardly buttoning. Yikes. I hadn't stepped on a scale in probably 4 or 5 months, and so that morning I decided to weigh myself. And what I saw? +7 pounds more than the last time I weighed myself. GASP.
And it's not just the weight gain that's bugging me. It's all the jiggling and squishness. You know? Things are not as tones as they once where. And lately, I've been severely lacking in my self-esteem. I don't like what I see when I look in the mirror. Some people are so good at just embracing themselves and the changes their body makes as they get older. But me?? I don't want to accept it.
A week or so ago, I pretty much had it with myself and my reflection. So I went to the gym by my house and got a membership. And just like that, I'm a gym goer. The thing is, I want to make my goals attainable. I'm not one of those people that can promise to go to the gym every single day, or go on some crazy diet. And I'm also not setting specific weight goals for myself. My #1 objective, is just to be healthier, physically. So with that said, I've decided that my overall goal will just to go to to the gym 4 days a week, and eat a little better. That's it. And actually, this past week, I made it to the gym 5 times!!... so I'm giving myself a pat on the back for that. If I find myself struggling, I will try to get a little more strict and specific. But we'll see how it goes.
I'm writing all of this down, to sort of hold myself accountable. Everything seems a little more legit when it's written here on my personal blog. And to be honest, I could use some support from my fellow bloggers. I posted on Instagram last week about this very topic, and the outpouring of encouragement was so motivating! Another reason why social media is such a blessing. :)
#mandygetsfit <---- Yes. That is a real hashtag. If you already follow me on Instagram, I'm sure you've seen it already :) But if not, let's connect and keep each other going!
Do you have fitness goals this year?!