Let’s talk numbers! It’s the end of week 5 since I started working out again and trying to transform my body. I’ve changed up my diet, I’ve worked out 5-6 days a week, I’ve been lifting and doing different types of cardio (row machine, running, spin class, bike rides). The scale told me that I’ve gained 2 pounds! Do you know how frustrating that is to me? Here I am putting in as much work as I can, trying my hardest and not only has the scale not gone down, it actually went up some! I decided to take my measurements again and compare them from day 1. I’ve lost just over 11 inches throughout my body! That’s huge! If I hadn’t taken my measurements with a tape measure in the beginning I would feel so discouraged right now. I complained to my husband for a minute, he told me the scale number doesn’t matter! I said, “But it does!” He asked me would you rather have those 11 inches back and the scale be a smaller number? Well no, definitely not! Why do we let the number on the scale affect us so much? I decided that I’m going to quit weighing myself for a few weeks and just keep working hard at eating right and killing it in the gym. Staying consistent with my food intake and getting up every morning at 4 AM to hit the gym is slowly but surely paying off. I keep trying to remind myself it’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. It’s a lifestyle it’s not a diet. I want to be healthy and fit. I want to be an example for our 4 kids. Basing my health and how I feel about myself off of the number on the scale is not the example I want my kids to see. I love when they see me come back from the gym drenched in sweat and asking me how my workout is. I love that we drive by McDonalds and they say, “I don’t like that place it’s not healthy!” I love that my husband and I have made living a healthy lifestyle an important part of our family. As long as you’re doing the best you can, trying hard every day, putting in the work, then you’re doing great! The number on the scale no longer needs to be the focus!
Today is the day I’ve decided to make a change. I woke up at 430 and got myself ready to go and headed off to the gym while the rest of my family was asleep. I haven’t been up that early to get a workout in years! It felt amazing!
My husband introduced me to the brand 1st Phorm and I started looking at products. He bought me the Opti-greens at Christmas and I’ve been drinking it every day since then. I kept going back to the 1st phorm site and seeing something called the “Transphormation Challenge.” This is it; this is what I need to do!
I’ve been holding off really trying to get myself back in shape for 2 reasons. The first one is because I’ve been in severe pain the last few months, so bad that I actually went to the doctors (I never go to the doctor) The 2nd reason has been breastfeeding my twins. I didn’t want to do anything that would cause my supply to drop. Well they’re a year now so it’s time to wean them off and time to get my mom bod where I want it to be!
I’m blessed with a very supportive husband who will help keep me on track and give me great advice. He’ll probably also check on me to make sure I’m remembering to eat! It felt so good to barely be able to walk out of the gym today. I know I pushed myself and I’m extremely excited to bust my butt to get to where I want to be. My husband and I talk about goals a lot and he’s asked me several times what mine are. The one goal that I always tell him is that this summer I want to wear a pair of shorts! Some of ya’ll might think that’s a goofy goal, but I haven’t worn a pair of shorts in 9 years!! So this is huge to me!
I’m excited for this journey, I’m excited to see my results in the next 8 weeks (and even longer).
So it’s a new year and I’ve reflected a lot on this last year. I didn’t write anywhere near as much as I had wanted/planned to do! This year I’m hoping things can be different. I want to write more, and I’ve been looking into starting a podcast and having friends of mine on it. It would be geared towards military wives and moms, and just women in general. Something fun!
My four kids are growing rapidly and I’m not really sure I like it! I feel like time is flying by way too fast! I want to soak up as much time with them as possible. Feel like they’ll be off to college starting their own lives before we know it! My twins are turning 1 tomorrow and I’ve been trying to figure out where this last year went. It’s bitter sweet to me that they’re already turning 1. They are seriously two of the best babies! They’re already running around everywhere and have so much personality. My 6 year old is so impressive. She’s the most competitive child I’ve ever met; we just have to show her where to direct all of that competitiveness. She’s smart, funny, fast, and has the most caring heart. My 4 year old will give us a run for our money one day. She’s just too cute for her own good. She makes me laugh daily, and she’s a different character every time I turn around. She’s the kid you see in the grocery store dressed as a dinosaur; she has absolutely no shame in her game!
My husband and I just celebrated 10 years of marriage! Every single year together has gotten better and better. We’ve really tried to become more of a team and work together more. I’m so excited for our future and achieving all of the goals we have.
I only have a few minutes to write something down today, but I did just want to put it out there that I’m going to make this more of a priority! Talk with ya soon!