Friday, July 29, 2011

Fitness for Friday

I had a sobering experience yesterday.  Upon viewing myself in a photo, I suddenly saw what I had been feeling for quite some time now.  IT IS TIME TO LOSE WEIGHT!

At 5'1", I've always been tiny.  At least until I turned 24...  It used to be a running joke in my very early twenties that if I ever had kids, I'd finally be able to fit into "Adult Clothing".  Yup, I wore kids clothes (at least bottoms) for the longest time.  Actually, I still sometimes do, but that's more due to my height than my weight.

I had no hips, no boobs and despite being athletic, I was tiny.
This is an old softball photo!  Oh, and you might be able to notice, there's some six pack going on under those abs....

And then I stopped working at a job where I stood on my feet all day long, for 8+ hours, eating when I could.  I started working an office job at the hotel, where a couple of the chefs were vying for my attention and did so by bringing me delicious treats. 
I had also stopped dancing and playing sports due to work.

Over the course of the next few years, I steadily gained weight and I don't exactly remember what caused it, but suddenly, I was very uncomfortable in my body and clothes didn't fit.

I've done various bouts at the gym.  I signed up with a personal trainer.  I even had said trainer hired on at my work when we opened the gym in our building. 

But I've not yet been able to get in a groove.  Oh, don't get me wrong, I go thru stages where I am in there every day, working my butt off.   It's usually for an event - Mexico anyone?  And then as soon as the event is over, I let it all go downhill.

This year, I am focusing on eating better and I have vowed to get my self into shape. 
I'd like to drop at least 30 lbs by the end of the year (but I am less focused on lbs. and more on how I look and feel.)

My current biggest area to work on is my stomach.  I want that flat (maybe six pack) ab section back!
Plus, if the overall weight loss causes my face to go back to the way it used to be, I will be forever greatful.

I've recently started sharing my fitness progress with a gf and thought that it would be great for me to share here as well.  Once a week, I will be updating my progress and anything else related to keep me on track.

Wish me luck in this fitness journey!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Good luck with your weight loss journey Cindy! I feel your pain :) Can't wait to hear about your progress!