Sunday, January 29, 2012

The Why, The How, The Ugly

The Why:

Because my belly jiggles.

Because my arms jiggle.

Because my thighs resemble tree trunks.

Because my butt just keeps going and going and going.

Because my calves don't fit in some boots.

Because I want to be healthier, in body and mind.

Because 40 extra pounds is way too much to carry around.

Because I refuse to buy pants that are any bigger than the fat pants I currently own.

The How:

My goal is to find a way to enjoy food, which I enjoy ALOT, without over doing it.  I want to retrain my body to eat less and move more.  I want to get rid of all the excuses that have held me back for so long.

My plan is to take chances on foods.  Try things that I normally would have turned away from.  Healthy foods, in all different colors.  It's no wonder I'm hungry, I tend to leave out 2 main food groups:  fruits and veggies.

My plan is to MAKE time to work out 5 days a week.  Even if it's just 10 minutes of cardio.  This will be the hardest part for me since I have 2 little ones and there are very few moments when one of them isn't up between the hours of 6 am and 9:30 pm.

The Ugly:

My weight as of today is 171.5 lbs.  (I can not believe I just wrote that and am officially declaring myself insane for blogging about my fatness!)

Now that I've committed myself to riding the crazy train, let's see more of the ugly:

Upper Arms:  13.25
Waist:  34
Hips: 47.75
Thigh:  27
Calves:  16

Ok, that was scary!  But now it's done and hopefully that's the last time I have to look at those numbers.  I also hope that I measured myself accurately because there was no way that I was going to ask my husband to help me.  Love is blind and I don't want him to know that my calves may be bulkier than his.

There you have it:  my why, my how, and my ugly.  Feel free to share yours with me!  Let's say good bye to fat pants together!


  1. Good plan! I want to exercise more this year.

    You used the background I used to have on my blog. I love it so much!