I’m fat! Yeah that’s right I said it. I’m F-A-T point, blank, period! No need to sugar coat it; I’m not “fluffy”, “thick”, “big-boned”, I am just fat! HA!! No I do not have low self-esteem and no I’m not beating myself up, I’m just now choosing to stop making excuses and tell it like it T-I-IS!!!
I recently had a conversation with my husband, a hard conversation ya’ll, I mean hard! Lol I swallowed my pride, attempted to push my emotions aside, pulled my big girl panties up and asked my husband if he thought that I needed to lose weight! Yeah I know, what was I thinking right? LOL! No but in all seriousness I had started to let myself go. I was dealing with the recent loss of our baby and had just gotten to a point where I didn’t care anymore. I was already big before getting pregnant and after finding out picked up weight pretty quickly and probably even more while dealing with the grief. But I’d had enough; I was not happy with myself and it was time to get it together and take care of myself so that I’m healthy enough to be here, until the Lord calls me home, to take care of my Sweet Pea! So back to the conversation…I could tell that I put my husband in an awkward position because he paused probably thinking this conversation could really take a left turn lol. But he was open and honest with me, he told me what I didn’t want to hear, but needed to hear…”Yes, you could lose a few pounds”. Ughhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh daggers in the heart, swallow those tears, fix your face, and most importantly get your health back on track!
So Girlfriends that is what I have done! It took hearing those words from my husband for me to make a decision that I can’t live like this any longer! So what have I changed? I’m glad you asked. For starters I’m back working out! I joined a gym in November, and actually found out I was pregnant that day, and have never stepped a foot back in the door since signing the papers LOL! Sad I know!! But in the interim my sister found a local boot camp that was offering the whole month of January for free and asked me to do it with her. I was hesitant at first, but was like hey this is what I need to really get me going. My initial thought was that I’d do the free camp and then start the gym in February and use the techniques I’ve learned. Well I have now completed the 3rd week of camp and am already seeing results YESSSSSSSSS!!!! So my plan has changed a bit. I’ve (well me and hubby) decided that I’m going to continue with the boot camp because my trainer is a beast and the type of work out she’s providing I will never do on my own. It’s tough, definitely not a cake walk, but I’m finding that I love the push! In addition to working out consistently, I’ve also changed my eating habits and increased my water intake. I do really well during the week; it’s the weekends that I need to get better with tho. But that will come in time. I’m just proud of myself for making these few strides towards my goal of living a healthier lifestyle.
So who’s with me? Are you willing to jump on board with one being my accountability partners and checking in to make sure I’m staying on track and two to make a commitment to live a healthier lifestyle yourself? If you’re struggling in this area, trust me you are not alone, we are in this thing together!
Cheers to being healthy, staying healthy, getting back to me, or better yet getting to know, love and embrace the new and improved me!
19 Do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is within you, whom you have [received as a gift] from God, and that you are not your own [property]? 20 You were bought with a price [you were actually purchased with the precious blood of Jesus and made His own]. So then, honor and glorify God with your body. ~ 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 AMP
Peace & Blessings,