Did you know I stopped exercising and paying attention to my eating somewhere a few months ago? Probably, since I haven't posted a weigh in wednesday since about that same time.
It's one thing to acknowledge you have all these excuses for not eating right or exercising. It's another tohot acknowledge and realize why. It's even more to make a real decision to change and move forward. To get motivated and to figure out what you need to stay motivated.
I spent a number of weeks (yes, weeks) thinking about starting to exercise but I did manage to start eating healthier during this time. I started using an app called "My Fitness Pal" to start tracking calories. This was helpful.
Eventually, my friend came and told me she bought the Insanity workout program and when I confessed I had been thinking about doing that program, a plan was hatched to do it together so we had someone to be accountable to.
About the same time, I found a new friend on Instagram (btw, I'm all over posting on Instagram... it's crazy) who turned out to be a coach with Beach Body. She's been a treasure and good as gold, she's now my coach and I've joined her facebook page where there is also a virtual group of new friends to be accountable to. It's been extremely helpful.
So, I started. I finished week 1 of the Insanity and I'm staying good about keeping in the right calorie range as well as eating foods that will fuel me instead of helping me. I also joined a December challenge on Instagram to plank once per day to improve my core strength. Let me tell you, planking is not easy.
So, for your enjoyment, a pic of me when I'm done with an Insanity workout. I feel good, even through the first week's soreness, I'm at a good place with energy level and hunger (meaning I'm not all that hungry outside of normal range so I know I'm doing right with my eating).
So, weigh in when I started? 172.5 A reminder of my height? 5'2" Insanity program length? 60 days.
Wish me luck!