I have never had a hard time losing weight. I never had to have a gym membership, I never had to diet. Once I gave up mayonnaise and soda and lost 15 lbs and only ate peanut butter because I was a poor college student and couldn’t afford anything else. Now I jokingly refer to that as my peanut diet, only now I hate peanut butter and highly doubt I could rely solely on that anymore since I don’t have the “I can’t afford real food” excuse to fall back on.
Now in my mid to upper twenties, I can’t quite shed the pounds so easily. Its not like I’m fat. I’m in my healthy BMI range and my no means am I fat. Just uncomfortable in my own skin you could say. After taking a job at an architecture firm where the most exercise I get is walking between my office and my boss’ office and maybe taking the elevator to our other floor, where catered lunches are a weekly ordeal filled with Crumbs cupcakes and fat-ladened sandwiches and a newly developed caffeine addiction, I gained 14 lbs in a matter of 6 months. That after gaining close to ten pounds due to stress and horrible food choices.
I have a 90 dollar gym membership that I rarely use and my bank statement has more charges from restaurants than actual clothes purchases (this is a BIG THING. I shop a lot, if you read my other blog you will know this!!). So its time I kicked it up a notch!
This blog is entirely for documenting my transformation back to a healthy body image, back to a body i feel good in again. One that can fit in my old clothes that don’t resemble garbage bags or maternity outfits. I’ll be documenting the boring stuff like what I eat every day and how much I work out, along with recipes, issues I encounter and hopefully I will motivate/be motivated by those around me who may also be trying to do this whole “be healthy” schtick.
Who’s with me?