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. 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.