Tuesday, February 28, 2012

6 weeks in!

My life has changed so drastically these past 6 weeks, but in a great way. I am down 21 pounds. I am getting healthier in mind, body & spirit. I wish I would’ve started these changes sooner, but am so grateful I started at all. A typical day for me during the week looks like this:

Wake up at 7 am.
Shower and dress.
Change the baby, give him a bottle.
Prepare food to bring to work: make healthy sandwich, prep fruits & veggies. Pack J’s lunch.
Leave for work. {J brings the baby to her mom’s house because it’s on the way to her job}
Work 9-5.
Drink lots of water, with occasional seltzer or unsweetened chamomile tea. Healthy breakfast & lunch, fruits & veggies for snacks.
50 minute fast walk during lunch break.
Go to my mother-in-law’s house to pick up the baby. If she cooked, have a small portion. If not, make a small dinner at home.
Play with the baby.
Exercise some more with a DVD and sometimes weights and crunches.
Clean some more.
Put the baby to bed.
Read some weight loss blogs, enter my stats onto My Fitness Pal.
Go to sleep.

It’s a pretty busy day, and different from my days in the past. I used to spend a ton of time getting fast food, watching TV, reading books, being sedentary. I felt miserable. I barely moved throughout the day and felt lethargic.

I feel like a completely different person now. I love to exercise, and I push myself to do more. I love making healthy meals, and if I have to eat out I will always choose a great option. I feel confident in myself for the first time in a LONG time. I look forward to waking up and starting my day. I thank God every day for giving me a second chance to improve my life. I also pray that He keeps me going even when I’m tired or craving something. Yes, those moments still happen because I am human, but I have been successful at getting through them.

People ask what’s my secret to doing well, but it’s almost embarrassing when I tell them eating right and exercise. That’s it, that’s all. It’s not easy to get the train going, but once you do – don’t stop. Keep going. Even those days you don’t feel up to it. You will feel so much better the next day for sticking with it. I still have a long way to go, but that doesn’t bother me, because I LOVE my life the way it is right now. I WANT to continue this!

I don’t know what the future holds for me, but I am excited for it. I feel like I’ve been given a gift of a new life, and I’m going to run with it.


  1. You tell 'em!! You are doing great!! I am so impressed with how inspired and motivated you have been the past 6 weeks. So many people get started, see how hard it is, and give up, but once you get past so long you realize that it is completely worth it!!

    One of the things I do is walk on the treadmill while I'm reading or pace in cirlces around my room. It keeps me moving and I still enjoy my book!

    Keep it up!!

  2. 21 pounds in 6 weeks! Girl, that is phenomenal!

  3. Wooohoo!! Awesome weight loss and even better attitude! It makes all the difference. I love reading posts like this!

  4. Wow! You are very busy and very productive, and somewhere inbetween, you have changed your life! I loved this post!