Month 5! I thought Christmas was a tough month, but this month was pretty busy too! Coming down off of the Christmas craziness and bustle, we are straight into a month of birthdays, including my own! Every weekend we celebrated something, sometimes more than once! I stayed on the bandwagon with my workouts (completed all 12 Royally Fit workouts, plus a few bonus sessions and pilates on my own). This is my commitment to me to complete the workouts. The emails really just give the push I need some days when I am feeling a little sluggish. I ate normally (I am not a crazy health nut by any means) and birthday treats aside…there may have been many birthday treats over the last two days, I did okay. I did crave sweets a lot more the last two weeks – and am going to blame that on hormones – but I am proud to say I didn’t cave with every craving. It doesn’t get much more real than this month though, weighing in feeling a bit bloated and with a sugar hangover from the last two days, enduring which some women refer to as “shark week” and the results are real – I am UP exactly one pound and zero changes in measurements as of this morning.
I didn’t weigh myself again all month and to be honest I am worrying less and less about that scale. I decided to put my actual weight and scale history this month to show that numbers are really not a reflection of how healthy we are. I didn’t think I would be happy sitting here in the early 130’s (today 134.0 lbs) but it seems my body is pretty stuck on staying here for now. I weigh 11 lbs more than I did pre-baby (9 years ago) and I wasn’t this fit. About 6 years ago I even got down to 107 lbs in a crazy attempt to get skinny post baby but didn’t look or feel as good or was half as strong – I was just sickly skinny instead. I have been more fit than I am now (2-4 years ago) but I still embraced the mid- 120’s then so I am battling the mental feeling like I need to be there. I know muscle weighs more, and I can visibly see and feel my gained muscular strength, but there are a still flabby places (the dreaded thighs) I am out to take care of. I also just want to be happy and fit and for life. I don’t want this to be a temporary journey.
Last month I mentioned I was going to get some new shorts as the ones I had used for my photos (about 20 year old Le Chateau shorts!) were less than flattering. I own very few pairs of shorts as I have never been fond of my legs – I am a dress or capris kind of gal which hides the inner thighs very well! I purchased a pair on clearance (I am also cheap when it comes to myself especially). Yikes! They are little short and more revealing than I thought when I picked them up (lesson learned try them on!)– but I am reasoning we will use them as motivation to grow into a better fit body (again those dreaded thighs!) to display them. I have exposed all up to now, including less than stellar initial photos, so what is a little bit of more with these crazy shorter shorts (as seen in this month’s photos below)!
P.S. Next month we are trying Sky Zone Whitby for the first time and I have a private event organized for families with 33% discounted rates. I am excited for this “bonus workout”. We still have space in both time slots if you and your family want to join us! Details here.