I admit that I am a lazy person when it comes to diet & exercise. I was an athlete my whole life, I don't understand. Honestly, I would rather eat shards of glass than walk on a treadmill. But after viewing this video of my pasty, winter-ravaged body, I thought it was time to motivate. I got my husband on board too, so I have someone to answer to.
It is not easy. They have me at 1370 calories a day. That is next to nothing to eat. As I sit here, I can feel my stomach sucking up against my spine. But, if this is what it takes to motivate me then so be it. When I think about what used to regularly eat daily, I must have been at 2000 calories or more. Now, I am lucky. I must have a good metabolism or good genes because I pretty much ate whatever I wanted. By that I mean a lot of crap. I don't gain a ton of weight, but you know when your body gets... you know, pppbbbbblllllllllt. (Click on the link to see what I mean.) Can I still call it "baby weight" even though my kids are 6 & 7?
One amazing thing this app has done is actually given me a reason to exercise. Exercise = additional calories added to my day. If I want to eat more...I gotta get my ass moving. 30 minutes on the stepmill = 4 Girl Scout Thin Mints.. Yes! Again, nothing new. It is funny what motivates us. But I am getting excited about this.
I have body issues, like all of us. My problem area seems to be the THASS. That is my pet term for the combination, thigh-ass thing I got going on. NOT attractive. There should be some sort of definition between the two. I'm looking forward to seeing that.
My next goal is to stop smoking. (I can feel your judgement) I mean, what is the point of being thin if your dead?
So I say do whatever works for YOU. It is hard enough to stay motivated. Hopefully, I can stay on track with the help of my new Pal & be able to comfortably sport a bikini this summer. (or at least distinguish my thighs from my ass) Who's with me?