I saw a picture of myself from 4 years ago, at least ten pounds lighter. I think I’ve been in a bit of denial.
That woman didn’t have a loose belly like might. That woman had some gorgeous abs.
But this girl today has some other awesome features— like a tight and curvy backside.
But with Covid-19, my pants won’t button and my muffin top is bulging into a Bundt cake.
I’m eating too many refined white carbohydrates and indulging in too many pizzas. I never realized how much my pathetic efforts at going to the gym made a difference.
Yesterday I tried to eat better. I have stopped snacking. I’ve tried to move more.
But yet I gained another pound.
Even more than weight, my stamina/ endurance has decreased. My butt hurts from all the sitting. I don’t even understand how I sit so much. Going to the office makes that much difference?
So today the teenager and I got out the Instafitness app and did an easy ab routine. I make mine harder by doing two sets of every exercise.
I was sweating by the end, but my S1 joint didn’t feel nearly as sore as it did after my evening walk.
I went to the Grocery Outlet and bought lots of weird things I will share with you.
Potential breakfast: cheddar cheese with cranberries in it, fig-black sesame chia crackers and maple glazed pecans.
This time I have to get my good habits back.
Five years ago I lost thirty pounds in six weeks and gained a ton of muscle. But I got too thin.
I’m not up to the original weight that scared me thin then. But I’m too close for comfort.
So listen up self, I want you to promise:
- I will make better food choices.
- I will eat more fruits and vegetables.
- I will exercise daily.
- I will not mindlessly snack.
- I will drink more water.
And I want you to try very hard to:
- In addition to your body weight exercises, start lifting again.
- Consider running or boxing with the teen for cardio.
- Hit 10,000 steps a day. You used to walk 15,000 steps a day.
- Pizza goal—once a month
- Alcohol goal—once a month
- Sleep well
- Drink herbal tea before bed