When I was a kid, I swore I would NEVER look like my aunts. I love them dearly, but they were all obese women and just looked uncomfortable in their own skin. They all have type II diabetes. I am not sure when it happened (sadly, I know how) but one day I looked in the mirror and they were staring back at me! How did I let myself get this way? I can come up with many excuses, I was holding down a job while raising my kids. I was chauffer, I was maid, I was chief cook and bottle washer... not matter what I say, I should never have let myself get this heavy. So this is it for me! I am very thankful that I do NOT have type II diabetes and I NEVER WILL, if I can help it! Sadly, I have been diagnosed with osteoperosis, but with weight bearing excercise I can fix that! I am only 5'2.5", I cannot afford to get any shorter! I watched my mom and her mom shrink before my eyes with that dreaded disease! My 40's are going to be the 20's I never got to truly enjoy due to my weight! Here we go...
Saturday, March 6
I am going to be a NEW ME in 16 weeks! I will making my weekly menu and grocery list. I will charting my daily workouts. I will be posting my weekly updates. I AM READY!! LET THE FUN BEGIN!!
Monday, March 8
Here’s my update. I "officially" started yesterday. Sat down with my trainer (ossumday1) and worked out my calories (2000-2200 daily), supplements, workouts and took those horribly disgusting "before" pictures. Gotta say, if anything is going to be an incentive, it’s those pics!
Starting with HIIT 3x a week and elliptical 3x week. Weight days will be on elliptical days. Thinking Sunday is a perfect day for rest (mentally and physically!)
Biggest challenge is keeping track of the calorie counting. I made a spreadsheet though, so hopefully if it is right on the kitchen table, I will fill it out as needed.