At the beginning of May a friend of mine created a private Facebook group where we could get together and hold each other accountable, and motivate each other, to change our diet and exercise habits. It’s now June, and I wanted to share my progress.
According to the numbers on the scale, I have lost eleven pounds. I went from 177 to 166. That may not seem like a lot, but I lost that number in two weeks.
I went from measuring at 36″ around my waist to measuring 34.5″. I’ve also lost 1/4″ inch around my arms and 1/2″ around my hips – I don’t remember the exact measurements, my trainer at the gym wrote them down for me, though.
When I turn sideways, and look in the mirror, my figure is smaller. I am happier looking in the mirror than I was a month ago.
I’m willing to share my meal plan and workout schedule, if anyone wants to see what I did to make such drastic changes. It won’t happen the same for everyone, and I would always recommend seeing a dietitian or nutritionist for your personal needs. No meal plan is one-size-fits-all, just like everyone’s body and metabolism are different.
I couldn’t have done it without cooperation from my family. I consider myself incredibly lucky for many reasons:
- We can afford for me to buy the fresh produce that I want in my diet. Eating healthy is not the cheaper option in America, and I’m grateful I can afford it.
- My son actually does well for the nice people in the daycare at the gym. If he didn’t, I would have to find another way to get my daily workouts in.
- My husband fully supports me, and doesn’t complain when I don’t cook him things that aren’t in my diet. I’m just not ready to be tempted yet, so for the time being, we don’t keep those things at the house. It’s also helped him in his weight loss goals, which is a small victory for both of us.
- I can afford a personal trainer, and have someone to help me achieve my goals. I don’t need one, but it truly helps me to be accountable.
- I can afford a good gym membership – one with a daycare center and nice, clean equipment that is in abundance.
Without those things, I wouldn’t have been so successful. My current goal is to fit into the dress I wore when my husband and I first got married. I don’t have a good picture of it, since we got married on the beach. There are two other dresses I want to fit into. The purple dress on the right and a black cocktail dress (see below) will be my goals for once I fit into my wedding dress. They are both dresses I wore before I married my husband, and I’m not too far off that size, now. After a few months of dieting and clean eating, I know I can get there. I’ve already come two weeks, I can definitely come farther.
What about you? What are your goals? Have you been working toward something lately? Share with me, I’d love to hear about it!
– Monster Mama