Bottom line – Steroids and many medications make you gain weight. I am no exception. I’m not complaining, because I’m above ground. And complaining gets me no where except idleness and a box of cookies. Which doesn’t help matters, I promise.
As of Halloween, I was off all medication and had 80 pounds to lose. As of this morning, I have 66 pounds to lose.
My goal is simple. Eat well. Move more. Actually move alot. It’s pure rocket science I tell you.
When I exercise in the morning, I find my eating is really, really good. I don’t want to waste all the effort that I put in.
Also after meeting with a trainer/exercise physiologist to get my VO2 max results read, he stated the obvious. “Jenny, your metabolism sucks.” Yep, and that is why he gets paid the big bucks.
So instead of working out once a day, I’m working out twice. Once at the gym and once walking or running with my Couch to 10K app on my phone. It purely has to do with my metabolism being so low. My trainer suggested that if I only have 40 minutes to spare to divide it equally between the morning on an empty stomach and late afternoon/early evening before dinner. The latter isn’t always possible for me with kid activities and dinner preparation, but Jeff helps me out a couple days a week or I find that I walk after dinner.
I’m not going to lie. I’m in the stages on working out in potato sacks. I don’t feel attractive, but I am proud of myself. I don’t want to look in the mirror at the gym and see myself next to the other toned women with coordinating Lulemon attire. But I tell you what -> This chubby chick can work out circles around them. I might sweat like a pig in my potato sacks, but I work out hard. No magazine reading work out girl here.
I am requiring more sleep, which means some projects have been delayed. That’s ok as I know that I’m right where I am supposed to be. In the long run, this health journey will truly be a lifestyle change and my energy will soar. For now, I keep moving forward.
I am taking a picture a day of my Project Health journey. I will post them on my Learn With Jenny Facebook page and Instagram (@jennymeyerson) using the hashtag #projecthealth. You will also notice I put the #66togo to indicate how much more weight I need to lose. This is simply me holding myself accountable. Feel free to use the hashtag. This ultimately isn’t just for weight loss, but healthy habits as well. But for now, it’s all about losing the backside and the jiggle.
Also if you want to link your project health related blog post, please know you are always welcome to share in the comments. Sometimes people worry about proper blog etiquette. But not me. We all have work to do and we are in this together.
I know that I am an athlete underneath all that fluff. I miss her. I know that I’m beautiful just the way I am, but I’m not healthy. I have 4 children that I want to set a good example for and I’m on the right path.
So no excuses. Just eat well and move more.
Who’s with me?
Blessings sweet friends,