Because I’m a chunker.
No matter how much I’d like to say that eating and sitting around makes your thighs look incredible, I can’t. So after jumping on the scale last week to a shocker and a good cry, I pledged to do something about it. For reals.
2 years ago, almost to the day, I went on Weight Watchers before I was pregnant and in 3 months lost 15lbs. So this time I did it again, because I know it works. But not just Weight Watchers, because that isn’t enough. I still feel like crap and the weight loss is much slower.
I had to get moving.
I take Bella on walks and to the park, but I mean really moving. Which I HATE. I can’t stand when I am sweaty or winded with that horrid sharp pain in my throat, when I can’t breathe or it feels like I might die from the ache in my side. HATE HATE HATE.
But – I hate how I look more right now.
Surprisingly, on one of my playdates a mom mentioned doing the C25k (Couch to 5k) program. I dislike running, but I’ve always had the urge to be one of those people that can just run forever. So I told her I’d be interested in joining up, and I did my first one on Friday.
I really thought I was going to pass out. I mean, it’s only 60 seconds of running, then 90 of walking for 20 minutes, but it was like torture. By the third run I thought I was going to hurl.
(Keep in mind I was pushing a stroller – not that it makes it much more acceptable but a little)
Jogging with Bella is a pain. She won’t wear sunglasses and tears off hats. The sun visor on my Jeep jogger is to short to cover her eyes from the sun. So for part of the walk I always have to stop and try to figure out how to keep the sun out of her eyes. I put a blanket over the top that hangs down but she pulls it off and it looks stupid.
But I’ve kept at it. And for the days I’m not doing it, I either walk briskly for about 45 minutes or do yoga for 30. We are all planning on doing the Jingle Bell 5k in our area in December, so hopefully I’ll be at least able to finish it. :/
I’m really sticking to my points, I actually have fun doing it. I plan all our meals and cook them, so now instead of using Allrecipes (hello butter and cheese) for weekly meal planning, I look the same ones up on WeightWatchers.com and see what changes I need to make.
I’m also going to be doing a page called “WW Recipe of the Week” where I share what I made, pics, tricks to get it down in points without sacrificing taste, and any other info along with the points value of it. It’ll be updated when I cook something, get photos, and it turns out good – something everyone would eat.
I weigh in Saturday. If it’s awesome I’ll post it. If not, you won’t get a post because I’ll be busy rocking and soothing in a corner. ::fingers crossed::