I've seen a ton of my favorite bloggers posting about doing a weight loss/healthy eating/getting fit challenge on their blogs lately. I've gone from being interested in Weight Watchers to wanting to enroll in a fitness boot camp to promising myself a vegetarian diet plan to cutting calories down to like 60 a day.
All this inspiration culminated in my ordering a bathroom scale from CSN stores as part of the product review I mentioned a couple weeks ago. That might sound totally unexciting but it was a big deal for me because we've never had a scale in our home, ever. Like, since I was born. And I'm a practical woman, so I like practical things.
So, my scale came! And it's pretty and digital and white! And I'm absolutely floored at how much my weight fluctuates on a daily basis. Usually by a couple of pounds. Is that what every woman does? Is that a stupid question?
See? My foot totally weighs 45 POUNDS. TIME TO START WORKING OUT.
I have a gym membership and I like to work out at least twice a week, three or four if I can fit it in. One of my girlfriends and I started doing a cardio kickbox class every Wednesday night and I also love the bikes, ellipticals and stair steppers at the gym. I'm not a runner, though - never have been, never will be. HATE the damn treadmill. HATE. IT. I've tried reading, podcasts, fast music, rock music, etc. Can't enjoy it. What are your guys' favorite machines? Do you like doing the classes at your gym?
The bottom line is, I suck at diets. I suck at crazy fitness plans. I eat healthy all the time because I love fruits and veggies, and I snack or indulge when I feel like it. I'm not going to drink my coffee with skim milk and forgo half & half. I'm not giving up dessert. I'm not going to LIVE at the gym.
Also? I'm not going to weigh myself compulsively. Once a week is just fine. Because I'm at a point in life where I can look at a picture like this:
And notice that my hair is growing like crazy or admire my cute top instead of inspecting my legs for cellulite. Which I already know is there. And I'm fine with it.
The point is, gather inspiration from the amazing women in the blog world, and then create your own healthy lifestyle plan. At the end of the day, your most important goal should be to impress yourself!
Do yourself a favor. Look in the mirror and say DAMN I LOOK HOT. Go do it. Now. Because you do.