Sunday, January 6, 2013

30 day shred

I started the 30 day shred today. It was HARD. Really hard. I didn't like it at all. But that is okay I did my best AND I finished it! The best part was that my small people did it with me. Which was great! They said they enjoyed it and Leanna told me later that "my gluteous hurts...that's what that silly woman called my bottom mom!" It was a fun time and I am proud of myself for getting up, working out, showering and making it to church on time for Sunday School (which is important because I am a teacher!) I am jogging/walking with a friend tomorrow and I am excited about it. I hope that she and I can become jogging/running buddies someday soon. I think that would be awesome! So Wednesday will be check in day! How is your week going. Started at 243.8 for me. Let's see where it ends up! Happy Sunday all!

Wednesday, January 2, 2013

Happy New Year!!!

Happy New Year Everyone! 2012 was a big and crazy year. I am hoping for a more calm and gently 2013. Busy but calm is my true hope. And one that ends with a MUCH healthier Shay! I am going to mostly be chronicling my weight loss here. Just because it motivates me. So I am going to be bringing back Weightloss Wednesdays and maybe a Tasty Tuesday with recipes and ideas. I need to be better this year. THE GOAL??? I turn 30 this year and celebrate my 10 year anniversary! Those are some pretty HUGE milestones. I want to feel fabulous. I want to look better. I want to KNOW I have done everything in my power to be healthy. That is the goal. To be healthy and strong. I did well in 2012! I started in the middle of June with this crazy weightloss/clean eating/gluten free dairy free lifestyle. I NEED to be healthier. The genetics in my family do not look pretty. Diabetes, Cancer, Obesity and other ugly words too. I don't want to be sickly and unable to enjoy my children or their children. Plus I want to encourage others who struggle because this hasn't been easy. Not even a little. I want to show God I care about this life and body he has given me. I want to prove to myself that I CAN do it. So this is the year I get serious. THE NUMBERS 244 is the starting number for today. 200 by August 31st. That is right 44 pounds in 8 months. HARD. Do-able but hard. I will have good weeks and bad. I am asking for you (if anyone reads here anymore) to hold me accountable. Yo know what I am trying to do if you see me snarfing (gluten free dairy free) cookies all day everyday. CALL ME ON IT. I hope I have learned enough self control but... hey. It helps to know people is watching! And now a look back on last year. The first photo is from our trip to Minnesota in June I was the largest I have ever been at 280. The second photo is from the first day of school in August I was 265 I think. And then the last picture was from Christmas Eve I was 242 I believe.
So yep I gained two over the holidays which is good considering the average number of pounds gained over the holidays is 10. So I will call that successful for me! So to a year of getting healthy and strong. A year of beating genetics. A year of owning my body and honoring God while I do it!