Motivate Me Monday

I have a confession to make…

I hate exercising to lose weight!
I know that I am not alone in this, but I really do dislike having to exercise to lose weight.
Now I don’t mind going for a walk with my kids or a girlfriend, but that is for pleasure or socializing. I even don’t mind playing a competitive sport or two for fun. I don’t mind pushing a lawn mower in the summer or raking our yard in the fall because those are things that need to be done. I have also attended Yoga, step aerobics, and salsa classes. All of which were to learn something new, meet new people, and just for fun. But I really dislike having to exercise for the purpose of losing weight!

I have never been a naturally thin woman! In order to maintain a healthy and desirable weight for me I have to watch my sugar intake and eat healthy. That was my big secret 5 years ago when I lost 50lbs. I didn’t exercise, but I cut out all refined sugars and ate a lot of fruits, veggies and lean meat. That was the recipe that worked for me then. Now five months post pregnancy that recipe is not working this time around. I had wishful thinking that as soon as I had my little guy I would drop a ton of weight and fit back into my pre pregnancy clothing. NOT SO MUCH! I have dropped around 17 lbs., but I am now at a stand still and have been for the last three months.

I need to get motivated! I need to get moving! I need to lose 30 lbs. in order for me to feel whole with myself. That is hard for me to say because I truly believe beauty comes in all shapes and sizes, but for ME I need to lose 30 lbs. to feel healthy and whole. I am my happiest when I don’t have the extra weight.

My current weight: 200 lbs.
Height: 5’4
Measurements(in inches): from June 17th.
Arms 13.5
Chest 42.5
Under Chest 37
Upper Waist 39
Waist 38
Lower Waist 43.5
Hips 44.5
Thighs 25

Most current full body photo:

241Sorry for the poor quality of the photo I was in a hurry.

For motivation I am currently reading:

The Denim Diet: Sixteen Simple Habits to Get You into Your Dream Pair of Jeans

Will you follow along with me through my journey to lose weight?


One thought on “Motivate Me Monday

  1. I am right where you are and need to get my butt in gear too. I started doing an eating program which seems to be working wonders and have even dusted off the treadmill. Good Luck.


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