Commit to making yourself happy
Two years ago my job decided to host a Biggest Loser contest. I had already decided that it was time that I took control of my weight. After four children, a crappy thyroid (which decided it was okay to stop working), and a bout of depression, I had ballooned up to 250 pounds. I’m only five foot three and it was not pretty.
So! The Biggest Loser contest started and I decided the only way to lose my weight was to work out in the morning. For one year I got up at 4:30 am and worked out for one to one and half hours to the Biggest Loser tapes at home. I didn’t change my diet much, except for cutting everything I ate in half. I knew that if I made drastic changes to my diet that I wouldn’t stick to it. In one year I lost 85 pounds! After a year I realized that I really, really like sleeping until 6 am and also realized that I need time to get used to the “new me.”
While I continued doing some work outs, I wasn’t doing it every day. Nine months later I realized that I missed working out and also realized, while I had not gained a pound (I actually lost 5 more), I missed my arm muscles and that my tummy was now soft and flabby. I have started working out again at home. Except this time I work out to Turbo Jam in the afternoons while my youngest is in preschool. I have lost another ten pounds for a total of 100 pounds lost! I would like to lose another twenty pounds, but am really happy at where I am right now. If I could talk to my old fat self it would be, it doesn’t take long to change your life! Get up off of your favorite chair and commit to making yourself happy!
– article by Jen, Mom of 4