I've spoken about my weight on here and how my confidence is so incredibly low. But I have gotten to the point where I either need to step up and make the necessary changes to feel better or I am going to be stuck feeling this crappy about myself.
The truth is I miss the defined muscles on my back and being able to show off my biceps...I miss being able to shop and find clothing that fits. Not that being a size 18 is the end of the world but it is terribly hard to find clothing that I find flattering.
Then there is the health issue. I know my cholesterol is not going to go down until I make these changes. Not to mention the high blood pressure, diabetes, and heart disease that runs along both sides of my family.
I am tired of being a statistic. I am tired of feeling awful because I am out of breath from the stairs. I am tired of feeling sluggish because my diet sucks. I am tired of feeling invisible from hiding because I am ashamed of how I look. I am tired of worrying that the next time I get blood work is when my doctor is going to tell me I have high blood pressure or I am pre-diabetic.
I am a curvy girl. I have an hourglass shape with a strong lower body and well-endowed ta-tas. So no matter what I do I will never be a size 0. But that isn't even my goal anymore. My goal is to BE HEALTHY and FEEL GOOD and BE STRONG.
Did you know I once bench-pressed 130lbs? That alone tells me that I know I have it in me. I just have to do it.
I've tried a lot but unfortunately I never made the LIFESTYLE change. It was always thought to be temporary but the truth is I have to change everything if I want results that I haven't seen.
For inspiration, accountability, and to remind myself, I am telling you my current weight is 231lbs. I am going to be doing some tracking in the beginning using the Fitbook. It is nice because I can track food and exercise as well as goals. It also allows for PLANNING. My goal weight is between 140-150lbs for now, but honestly, I am less concerned about the scale and more concerned about how I FEEL.
And because I know it has been a bit of a serious post, why not add some humor? :)
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What do you use for fitness and health living inspiration? How do you stay motivated to stay fit? I could use all the help I can get :)