i got really serious and recommitted to my health at the beginning of january. i don’t know why i just gave up in 2015, but i did.
i let myself go.
when i would vent or express concern over it, most people said, “i can’t even tell you’ve gained 20 pounds!” but i could. and every time i heard that, my heart squeezed a little bit because i saw the pictures. i knew it wasn’t good. so in my head, i thought – i’ve looked like this for the past year?!
but i know better. i know that i feel better about myself when i am healthy and taking care of myself…and frankly, when i’m about 15-20 pounds lighter than what i started january first with. i know my body and my mind, and i know that i am a better “me” all around at a different size. more balanced, more confident and outgoing, and more energized.
so i set up my goals for january. and you guys!! i stuck with them!! i’m so impressed with myself. not only do i feel better, but i’ve already dropped about 7 pounds and a couple inches in various spots. it has inspired and pushed me to go forward.
here are my january goals that i conquered!
i’m switching it up just a little bit in february. i’m actually lowering my daily calories from 1600 to 1500. i’m only doing this to anticipate the inevitable plateau and a trip to austin in march. but i probably will be upping it in again next month. i also want to incorporate more strength training. i want to be aggressive right now, and i know i can still do a good job in a healthy way with a little less calories.