Monday, January 31, 2011

Aaaaand I'm off!

Well, I wasn't going to mention this. I kind of hemmed and hawed and all that, but in the end I think I should put this out in the open, in this most public of forums. That way I can almost be held accountable by y'all, no?

I'm on a mission. A revamping of myself, if you will. I haz a little weight to lose, and the time is now. I began Weight Watchers the first week of January and have lost 9 lbs to date. My work is not finished, friends. I want to lose another 25 pounds. Gah! That sounds like so much. But, it has to happen. I want to finally feel like my old self again. Pre-pregnancy, pre-cancer self. I want to feel beautiful when I look in the mirror. I don't want to cringe when I see myself in photos. I want to be healthy and feel great as a mother. I want my amazing designer jeans collection back.

My goal? Gabriella's 1st birthday. I think it's a totally attainable goal with consistent, hard work, and I am beyond motivated. I know it will be tough, and I may lose sight of my goal at times... maybe I should threaten myself with a mandatory bathing suit pic come June 21? Double gah!

So hubby and I joined a gym (well, we did a free 10 day trial first, to make sure we'd actually do it and we totally got into a groove and determined we just had to sign up). We have a couple free sessions with a personal trainer and he totally worked me last night. My legs feel like jello.

And for the first time in my life, I can honestly say I like the feeling. I was always the girl who hated working out. I was on the track team in high school and when we had to do our 2 lap warm-ups, I'd walk the second one (I was a sprinter/hurdler, so distance - i.e. hard work and effort wasn't my cup o' tea). I'm the girl who gets winded going upstairs. I always was naturally skinny with an insane metabolism, but man, I have never really been "in shape". Kind of scary.

So here I go! Wish me luck, and if you'd like to join me, go for it. I'd love to hear your stories about success (and failure??) with getting fit.


Britt said...

Good for you! You have me motivated to lose some weight!!

Amber Marie said...

girl i could have written this post myself. I was 107 pre-preg skinny with a great metabolism but never in shape. ive never had to diet or exercise to look thin. Baby's 10 weeks old now and I've come to realize these 20 lbs arent gonna melt away. To get back to my pre-pregnancy size I'm gonna have to *gasp* actually work at it. But I'd rather sit and eat donuts like I used to. This sucks and know that while you're working out, I'm out there tryin to get my skinnies back too. I will NOT let this many pairs of designer jeans go unworn!

Freddie and Haley said...

Woo hoo. You can do it Lex. Summer and bathing suits are great motivators. Let me know if you have any workout/ diet questions....not that I am an expert but my hubby ( a personal trainer) is so I can ask him :) Good luck!

Mrs. Lexi said...

Thanks ladies, I'm really excited!:-)