Two summers ago we went to the beach with a group of our friends. It was wonderful! During that week, a picture was taken of me in my bikini that was... how do you say it... well I thought it was less than flattering. In fact it made me self-conscious of how I looked. Since getting married (almost two years ago!!!!) actually since before then, well maybe not. I didn't feel like this getting ready for the wedding, but afterwards it started... Wait, I might be rambling. For a while now I have felt uncomfortable with how I look. And it's not a lot of un-comfort, it is just I wish I was less lazy.
Then last Christmas, two family members made a decision & I jumped right on their bandwagon. I joined Weight Watchers as my only New Year's resolution. I joined. I drank the kool-aid. And it worked for me. I lost 15 pounds. But the problem is that once I reached my imaginary target, I fell right off that wagon. Hard. And then I ate my way through the summer in a cupcake tasting. So I am back where I started.
So in response to yesterday's announcement I have made a decision. In this next cycle I want to exercise (almost) every day. And starting tonight. I have two things I will do. On lazy days, I can devote 20 minutes to Jillian Michael's 30 Day Shred. I have loved that DVD in the past. In 20 minutes I am completely out of breath and really sweaty. And the first few times I do it, I can't even complete 20 minutes. My other option I want to do specifically on Saturdays & Sundays. I used to be able to wake up and go straight to the gym. And I loved it. So I am going to start again. And on some weekdays too. I can run on the elliptical for an hour and then lift weights. And an hour & a half passes.
So I figure that this is a start. And if I can do this for a "cycle," you know, about 30 days, then I can make this work for real, you know, as a lifestyle. And I figure that if I am healthy before my big news becomes more than a fantasy, that I can get back to it faster after it is a reality.