I started off the month with some horrible knowledge. Well horrible for me. It shouldn’t have been horrible as the mirror had been telling me the truth over the past year or so. My clothes have been on the truth-telling by not fitting the way they used to. Some things fit better, others sort of fit but whichever it is they haven’t been lying. I have just refused to really look at a scale since I wasn’t working out anymore.
I got on a scale at the end of March and had a minor shock. 123 pounds
I know some of you are like so what? I weighed that in 10th grade but dearies I am 4’10” (1.42M). By all means it is not big but if I was still on Active Duty I would be on notice to lose 5 pounds immediately. I am not so that is not a concern but the more than an inch I can pinch in my waist is definitely not making me happy. The noticeable widening of my backside, thickening of my thighs and increase in my bust have me ambivalent. Curves yeah! Clothes that are tighter and not in a good way, nay!
To combat the inches on waist, bust, hip, thighs (you get the picture) I’m taking some small steps. For the month of April I am doing to following:
Participating in the 30 Day Squat Challenge to firm up and whittle my broad Indian backside and thighs.
Mixing in some Ab Workouts to address the expanding middle and weak back.
And I am making a concentrated effort to include more fruits and vegetables into my diet Daily.
My goal is my Thailand 2009 Body. Tight, taut and 112lbs.
To help with these goals I am participating in a private Facebook group and collaborating with some of my Tweeples (Twitter Peoples) using the hashtags #projectfit4life and #projectbikinibody. I think there is also #gymtime for the gym bunnies. Hats off to my Tweeples and fellow adventures @JQAbroad @Mochaprincessqt @zambezi40 @AntoiAntz (if I missed you I am sorry!)
What was the moment of reckoning to get you back to or into fitness and wellness? The outward inches and pounds are representative of me not making the best choices for my body, namely not to exercise as my diet hasn’t changed a substantive amount. The moment on the scale was the kick in the pants I needed to start making an effort.
What is yours?