I put on a ring I usually wear on my ring finger the other day and I found it slipping off all day. It only stays on my index finger now! :D
Being healthy shouldn't be a goal in our life, it should be part of it.
21. Texas girl.
Starting - Jun 2011: 180
Feb 1st: 171
Feb 17: 168
March 24: 158
Jun 24, 2013: 166
Ultimate Goal: 135-130
Every time the number on the scale goes down I change the color of my theme.
Ok. I have set my rewards!
Once I get into the 150s, I’ll dye my hair.
Once I hit the 140s, I’ll cut my bangs. (I’ve been wanting to cut them for a long time, so I hope this motivates me)
Once I hit the 130s, I’ll buy new clothes, until then, no shopping for me.
Once I hit my goal weight and stay on it or under it for a month, I can get my bob hair cut if I want to.
I’m at 160, so it’s gonna be some hard work.
Not gonna lie
I’m on spring break and I’ve been doing a crappy job on keeping up with my new healthy lifestyle. I am perfectly aware. Earlier this week I had to cover all day events for work and we went out to eat to fast food restaurants per request of my co-workers. But instead of getting a regular order, I got smaller, healthier options. Can’t wait to go back to school to keep on working out and this time I’m going to work even harder than before! Why am I letting people know this? Because even if I have slipped up, I haven’t failed. I only fail if I give up.
On another note. So I’m at 160, back to my average weight. No I am not where I want to be and my body doesn’t look the way I want it to look after all of this hard work. I see myself and sometimes don’t see the change even though I know I’ve lost inches, and my medium size shirts fit loose. I look at my face and I still have chubby cheeks and a double chin. I see before and afters of people who started out where I was and are now where I want to be, or see pictures of people who are losing weight faster or whatever. But whenever I feel like discouraging myself and telling myself negative comments, I just think of how far I’ve come. I’m not where I want to be but if I keep working toward it, I will be some day. Maybe I don’t look as good as I want to look, but at least I don’t look or feel as bad as I did 20 pounds ago or have gained. I’m back to where I used to be, this is where it gets hard. This is usually my plateau. I’m going to have to work extra hard to get past it and go where I’ve never been. They say to get what you have never had you have to do something you have never done, and I intend on doing so. I will reach my goal. I will not give up. I will succeed.
The importance of toning up
I always thought that just by being skinny a girl would look good. But thanks to Tumblr’s fitspirations and pictures of strong abs I have realized that’s not enough. I was at a festival a few days ago (you know with it being Spring Break and all) and there were tons of skinny girls wearing cropped tops, bikini tops and just in general clothing that revealed their tummies. And although they were all skinny and had flat stomachs, most of them weren’t toned abs. It helped me realize the importance of toning up. I’m not body bashing, by no means! I’m not saying they didn’t look good. I mean if you’ve got it and you want to flaunt it, good for you! Just that it helped me realize that you can be skinny and still jiggle. I also realized that for me it’s not just about being skinny, but being fit as well.
I bought this shirt back in September when I saw her during the California Dreams Tour. Back then I knew I was an adult medium, had been for sometime. I decided to buy a small, and if it didn’t fit I’d use it as motivation to lose the weight I had gained. I tried it on and it was too tight. Today, 6 months and 20 lbs later, I’m wearing it, and it fits a bit lose. I’m just so proud of myself. :)