I’ve never been one that has had to work-out or diet in any form. I was blessed with great metabolism and good genes. My parents have always been quite active and never been over-weight. Weight has never been an issue or even a thought for me. Even after I gave birth to Tyler, I lost the weight and was actually thinner than I had been before I was pregnant. I’m in no way tooting my own horn here - just leading into the scale of change I’ve been going through for the past few months.
For whatever odd reason, my metabolism has gone through a small change and my eating/exercising routine is no longer working for me. My routine is basically this: eat whatever I want and not exercise. It’s no wonder why that isn’t working any longer. I’ve gained about 15-20 lbs in the past 6 months - and though you can’t really tell by looking at me - I can tell. And it is starting to do some damage to my confidence and image. I’ve tried to ignore it and accept that I’m a bit heavier - but I haven’t bought new clothes yet either - so I’m stuck in this place where everytime I put on clothes, they don’t fit as well, and it makes me feel awful. Sure I could go out and buy bigger clothes - but I think it’s time that I implement (AND STICK TO) some new eating habits and an exercise routine.
Maybe my body has sensed that I’m approaching the dreaded 3-0 and decided to pull a switcheroonie on my metabolism - or maybe all this eating fast food and slacking off at my computer for years is finally catching up to me. Either way, I’m pushing 125 right now and it’s not cool.
The hardest part for me - right now - is giving up Mountain Dew. I think that is going to be my biggest hurdle. I have been addicted to it for years (literally like 12 years) and I’ve tried to give it up before and it’s not easy. I can usually make it a couple days before I’m cranky as hell and fiending for it. I’ve had 1 can today and tomorrow that will be ZERO.
Wish me luck, I’ll keep this updated on my progress. If I could lose 10 lbs I’d be more than happy.