Today I celebrate 32 years of life. Feels like just yesterday I was a pregnant, 25 year old… Ha!
I thought I would hit my pre-triplet weight before I turned 30, but that didn’t happen. Then I thought “surely by 31!”, and that didn’t happen. Then I thought “by 32, for sure!”. Nope, still not there. Granted, I’ve been hovering 8-10 pounds over that goal weight for about 18 months. Yep. So I suppose you can see why I thought I would surely hit that goal soon (and ultimately, I should lose another 5-10 after that goal in order to be at a healthy weight and BMI)!
I’ve been working out like a machine in the last month, and have had a good handle on my eating as well, so imagine my surprise when the scale still wouldn’t budge. Humph.
Two years ago, a really cute H&M shirt was given to me for my birthday. I was excited when I opened it up, but thought “this might be kinda tight…”. Turned out it was really tight. As in, not wearable in public tight, because I could barely get it on. Rather than return it, I kept it, figuring in no time at all I would be able to wear it.
Last summer I still couldn’t wear it. *sigh*
But this summer….
Hooray! It finally fits!
Slow & Steady wins the race, right? Plus all that working out last month, which really was the most consistent I’ve been with working out since about October.
My new goal? The Express Jeans we uncovered in the basement, that used to be my favorite jeans. I haven’t worn them since before my pregnancy with the boys, and they’re quite a bit smaller than most of my jeans right now, but I’m determined to get those things on!
This new goal is going to take a lot of working out I think, and continued diligence with healthy eating! You know what I like though? Is that this goal isn’t going to be scale driven. I could slim down several inches and still not see much scale movement, but those inches could mean I can get the jeans up around my hips at least (which is currently not do-able. How’s that for transparency?).
So here’s what I’m doing – I’m going to bump up the frequency of my workouts, especially strength training. When I’ve done 25 workouts, I’ll let myself go use the Macy’s gift card I’ve had for almost a year! After I’ve shopped, I’ll set another small goal.
Along with the workouts, I’ve started a DietBet with some friends. Many of you comment so frequently on here or on the Three Times the Giggles Facebook page, that I feel like we’re friends too, so I’m inviting you! The DietBet starts officially on Friday, but weigh-ins are being accepted now.
This isn’t like your standard diet competition, where only the top three losers win money – this is a competition with yourself to get your money back (in this case, $15)! You have 4 weeks to lose 4% of your body weight. Do that, and you split the pot with everyone else who loses 4% too. No “giving up” a week or two in when you see others losing crazy amounts of weight (and giving up is usually what I would do with these kinds of competitions), instead you focus on your goal! In case you’re interested in the friendly competition among friends, here’s the link! http://bit.ly/12JG5Gg
So what kind of bettering-yourself goal are you working on right now?