It’s happening again… it always seems to happen when I’m not looking… my jeans are fitting snug and those drasted belly rolls have reappeared. Real cute. While I still have my sights set on a PR for the See Jane Run 5K on June 5th, it was the thought of losing weight that got me out of bed at 6:15 this morning to hoof 4 miles on the treadmill.
On top of it all, I did a little bathing suit shopping earlier this week and while it wasn’t a complete horror show, I still have things that I want to work on, parts of my body I want toned, a few more pounds I would like to drop… et cetera and so on… I was a happy 135 pound size 6 before I had kids- would love to be that again. I know I can do it, I just need to keep my reasons clear, continue to stay focused, and keep up that consistency, not just with exercise but with my eating habits. In other words, put the mac n’ cheese down and step away from the table, Laura!
I always say, “I would rather be healthy than skinny!” and I really want to mean it! Losing a few pounds would not only get me where I was before, but would make me a faster runner AND improve my body confidence. Something that, with swimsuit season around the corner, may just be a necessity!
The easiest way for me to manage my daily calories is the Calorie Count website. I just input all my meals and snacks and it tells me what I am deficient in and gives you a *letter grade* for the day. I loved school growing up so if I see that I am eating at a “B” for the day, I’ll add some raw carrots, an apple, and/or a handful of almonds, until I get an “A”. Strange motivation for eating well, but hey, whatever works!