Last month I wrote about my struggle with my body image since having the girls. I was at a low point in how I viewed my body and I had to do something about it. Since I wrote that post, I’ve been watching what I eat. I even managed to work out a few times. Here’s just an update on how things are going with exercise, eating & my mental state of mind.
I was really good about working out those first few weeks (and by working out I mean only 3 times a week) and then things just got in the way. For about 2 weeks we literally had appointments EVERY day of the week so I didn’t work out during that time, and then my kids all got sick. And, if you saw my daily schedule you’d know there is little time to squeeze in a work out. So, I just haven’t done it. The old Michelle would be beating herself up about this, but I’ve come to realize that life just happens and I’ll work out when I can. I mean I do have 4 kids for goodness sakes!
I think the main reason I’ve done well with losing the weight at a steady pace is because I’ve really been watching my food intake. I have cut back on white flour products and that has really helped. I still eat the occasional custard creme biscuit (that’s a cookie for all you americans) or piece of chocolate because I have to really be realistic. I am NOT a person that can just cut out all that stuff for the rest of my life. So, I still enjoy it. Dinners I try to limit my carbs only because I have them during the day. So, pretty much I have to give the weight loss to my eating habits. One thing I really need to work on is my water intake. I am HORRIBLE at it. Seriously, I think I drank myself silly with water when I was pregnant that I’m going on strike now. I just need to fill up my camel backs and DRINK!
As far as my mental state of mind…haha…I’m mostly better with my body image. I still feel gross a lot of days and wish this weight would just melt off, but I see the scale going down and now that I see my comparison shots I can see a difference. I swear that is what will keep me going. A lot of times when you, or I in this case, am losing weight slowly and steadily it’s hard to really see a difference so taking pictures helps with that a TON. I still hate the way my body looks when I see it in those pictures, but I see change and that’s what I’m focusing on.
So yup. There ya have it.
20 more pounds to go!