A little accountability....

Posted by Christina // 18 Replies

Just to prove that I don’t complain about being out of shape and then devour a box of Twinkies, I wanted to update you all on our little fitness journey.

I have worked out every. single. day. since September 13th and my goal is to workout at least twenty minutes a day until Christmas.  Even if it is just two ten minute slow walks around the blocks, I am forcing myself.  I haven’t gotten burnt out yet, and I am actually getting to the point were when I haven’t worked out I get a little antsy.  How long does it take to form a habit again?

My favorite thing we have taken on is hiking.  Every weekend Tim and I try to find a new trail to explore.  Our favorites now are about 4 or 5 miles with lots of Missouri bluffs.  And I now laugh at the first time we hiked when after one mile in I was practically in tears.  I sure have come a long way.

I can feel myself getting stronger and faster and it feels amazing.  I have lost 17 pounds this month, which I know sounds like a LOT of weight….it should give you a hint at exactly how terrible I was eating on the daily.  Looking in the mirror I don’t see any difference, but when I pulled the first photos of our very first hike I can see that I look much less bloated.  At least I think, at least I hope.  Or whatever. workout-4 workout-3 workout-2 workout-1 I also started taking St. Johns Wort.  An all natural mood-enhancer.  Can we spell out game-changer real quick.  My mood is so much more stable, which Tim appreciates.

Now I just have to stick it out for the next 80 pounds.

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18 thoughts on “A little accountability….

  1. Sandy

    Yay!! You guys look awesome!! Umm..and those sunglasses you’re wearing in the picture next to the “more stairs????”….omg I NEED those!!

  2. Sarah S

    Yeah girl!! Im trying to get back in the workout/staying active habit as well! Its crazy how easy it is to fall out of habit. Keep it up and even those little ten minute walks will make a world of difference.

  3. andrea @ my kinda perfect

    you’ve got this girl! 17 pounds is NOTHING to underestimate. that’s a LOT of weight! you’re doing awesome. i think adding hiking in as an activity you and Tim like doing together is huge — you’re boosting your morale bc you’re doing it together, you’re getting fresh air, AND you’re burning calories! awesome job.

    seriously, you’re helping a lot of people stay on track! including me. i’ve been doing great, but was starting to fall off the wagon. i’ve now kicked it into high gear…i’m tracking every morsel of food that goes in my mouth and i’m exercising at the gym 5x a week.

    keep it up girl! we’re gonna be beautiful (and thinner!) brides next year! =)

    1. Christina Post author

      I love it so far….ALTHOUGH I did find out last night that it can counteract birth control, so you have been warned 🙂

      It just keeps me from getting down and keeps me happy.

  4. Janelle

    Tim in glasses!! With the facial hair!!! No wonder you want to marry that guy!

    I’m super freakin proud of you. Those hikes look hard! Getting stronger in many ways every single day 🙂 YAY!

    Did you lug your good camera or are these iPhone pics? Camera = weighted pack = harder hiking! eek!

  5. Debbie

    Where do you go on your hikes? Everywhere good place I know around St. Louis is around an hour or so drive so if there is somewhere closer I would love to know!

    1. Christina Post author

      We have been going to Castlewood pretty regularly. Try googling Greensfelder, Lone Elk Park, Castlewood, Pere Marquette, Creve Couer park (very flat but has some hidden stairs) or even just “bluff trails”.

      Now your turn, I’d love to know the places you go….we aren’t opposed to driving somewhere one weekend for a good trail 🙂

      1. Debbie

        We mainly go to Creve Coeur since it’s close by but we have also taken trips down south to Elephant Rock State Park which is tons of fun, even if you never leave the rock area.


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