Why is it so hard to lose this unwanted weight? Now those of you who has seen me in person, would say I don’t need to lose weight (so nice of you)! However, I know my body and what it used to be (which is not what I want it to be). Before I was pregnant, I weighed 135; during pregnancy, at my highest, I was 180. After pregnancy I was 145. Now I’m 167 and am not happy about that number.
I complain so much about my weight now, my hubby’s favorite words to tell me are: “you don’t like your weight then do something about it”. He’s right (am I really saying this), I do need to do something about it. I know what my problems are, so now I just need to tackle them. I need to get determine to shed these extra pounds so it is imperative that I get a grip and show more self discipline. So, you want to know what my problems are? OK I will list them below.
I don’t work out.
This is my biggest reason that I am not losing the weight. I have attempted to stick to a regimen countless times. My mom and I have done it together SEVERAL times. I always seem to fall off the bandwagon.
I don’t eat the right foods.
Everybody who knows me (you will soon know me too), knows that I LOVE pasta, bread, potatoes, pizza and most other carbs. These are my favorite things to eat. A close second favorite is sweets. I love candy, cake, cupcakes (I have my own cupcake company, so this makes it super hard). I have always loved sweets.
I eat too much food.
It sometimes feel like I’m addicted to food. That’s all I think about when I have down time. It’s like what can I eat next. If I don’t work on something, I’m constantly in the pantry looking for whatever junk I can find.
And then at dinner time, my plate is piled high with starches. Sometimes we don’t even have vegetables with our meals.
I’m mostly inactive.
I’m usually sitting in front the computer either working, Facebooking, or just browsing the internet. I do play with my son, however I do spend a lot of time just being still. It feels like I get drained to easily now-a-days; so my remedy for that is to lie down or sit down.
Excuses, excuses, EXCUSES.
I think this is the most deadly one of them all. I can tell you a million and one excuses as to why I don’t do what I need to and why I do the things I do. It’s ridiculous because logically I know I need to change these things. I know that it is possible to change these things. But in my head, I can’t. I feel like that those excuses have become my truth, but it is not the case. It’s just so much easier to do nothing, become overweight and unhealthy. Here are a few of my excuses:
I don’t have time to work out and get healthy.
I have a rambunctious 2 year old so I can’t get anything done.
I have a million and five things going on in my life right now.
I can’t workout the way I want to because I don’t have a gym membership.
I don’t want to pay money for a gym and not use it (it has been done before).
I don’t go to bed early enough to wake up early enough to work out.
What’s my solution?
Great question. I have to change my lifestyle. By going to bed earlier and waking up earlier, I know that I’ll be able to workout more. I think what will help me is to…not only have an accountability partner, but to have more than one accountability partner. I’ve come to terms that I need someone to make me workout when I don’t feel like it. So I will keep a log of my journey to lose my 30 pounds.
Another solution is to obviously work out more. My parents actually bought the program called Hip Hop Abs. So we’ll see if it works. I’ll be doing a detoxing program before doing this workout (I will let you know in a different post).
I plan to take pictures weekly to show my progress. I will tell you what I use, what worked and didn’t work, and let you know how many pounds I lost (if any). So basically I will be checking in with y’all.
I plan to lose the weight by working out and eating healthier. Now this doesn’t mean that I won’t get products that will help speed the process along quickly. I will let you know what I tried and whether or not I felt that they worked.
I am so excited about my journey. I will write more about what I plan to do in another post.
What are some of your excuses to why you’re aren’t working out and getting healthy?