First thing is first... I don't work out... false advertising :)
But, I would like to (need to) get with the program! The game changer actually just happened yesterday. I am in a wedding next weekend and took my bridesmaid dress to the alterations to have the hem taken up a bit. The dress fits great, that is not the problem, the problem was when I stepped out of the dressing room and looked in the full length mirror while the woman began pinning my hem I wanted to break into tears. Yes, this sounds dramatic, but I was having a dramatic moment! Seconds later I looked into my son's face and realized that less than a year ago I was carrying this little being inside me and that is a beautiful thing to have created, so I love my body for that. I do.
This does not excuse my lack of exercise. I need to exercise to be a good mama, so that years down the road I can still keep up with this little guy. I also need to exercise for my husband, he thinks I am beautiful regardless, and I appreciate that, but I don't want to get comfortable with that. As lame as it sounds I want to have a smokin' hot body for him! (Sorry dad, I know you are reading this!) Lastly, and most importantly, I need to be in shape for myself! As much as I hate the process of working out, I love the feeling afterward, the feeling of accomplishment :)
Here is the plan and equipment:
Lululemon is pricey, but you can't beat it for workout clothes. So comfy and cute!
The BOB stroller is a great running companion, Stone usually pushes, but when I have it is light and easy.
Make a goal, my goal is to lose 10 lbs (slowly) and to be able to run further as time goes by.
6 days a week I will run the loop around my neighborhood (roughly a mile).
100 sit ups.
50 arm dips using stairs.
Breakfast will be either steel cut oats with nuts or a smoothie.
Lunch will be carrots, apple, crackers with cheese, cucumber and hummus, pretzels and pb... things like that.
Dinner will be my normal recipes, I will just eat smaller portions than I usually do!
Dessert only 3-4 days a week... this is my non-negotiable :)
Lastly, in order to stick to this, I needed someone to not let me get lazy... who better to do this than my husband! He is my accountability partner in this and while it is not that difficult of a routine, for someone who really does not work out, it is going to be perfect for me! Excited for change... 10 lbs to go.