July 4, 2011-Me, Sugar & Munchie! (I'm at 169.0 in this photo. Sugar & Munchie are at about 10!) ;P
May 24, 2014 - Color Me Radd - My 1st 5k! I was 17w1d pregnant at 182 pounds.
October 31, 2010
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It's up to me...
I grew up on Hamburger Helper & Value Meals. I ate chips in my room and drank pop 95% of the time because "I didn't like the taste of water" (the other 5% was milk, tea, or anything but water). I "didn't like vegetables" and my plate rarely contained fruits or vegetables. I didn't play sports and outside of school (I participated in the Fine Arts), I was mostly a couch potato. I could rock a bikini and never had concerns over my body until about my Junior/Senior year of high school when I ...
I grew up on Hamburger Helper & Value Meals. I ate chips in my room and drank pop 95% of the time because "I didn't like the taste of water" (the other 5% was milk, tea, or anything but water). I "didn't like vegetables" and my plate rarely contained fruits or vegetables. I didn't play sports and outside of school (I participated in the Fine Arts), I was mostly a couch potato. I could rock a bikini and never had concerns over my body until about my Junior/Senior year of high school when I started gaining a few pounds.
Fast forward a few years and a traumatic time trying to fit into a swimsuit, I finally had to learn (for the first time REALLY learn) about health and fitness since I obviously couldn't keep living the way I lived when I was younger.
I've done great with losing a significant amount of weight twice before, but have gained it all back (and then some). My greatest fear is my health (I have high cholesterol) and I'm tired of going up sizes and not fitting into my clothes. I'm tired of looking in the mirror with sadness, tired of avoiding cameras, and tired of being to self-conscience to enjoy activities like swimming or a night out on the town.
My motto is, "If you don't like something, do something about it!" You always have a choice. My choice is to make the change NOW.
| current weight: 182.4
Member Since: 12/8/2009
I'm currently pregnant with my first child so my goals are a little different this time around:
- Create the healthiest environment for baby (within reason).
- Don't stress!
- Continuing education about pregnancy and all things related that I should know!
- Enroll in all of those childbirth/parenting classes.
- Try prenatal yoga.
Pre-pregnancy Goals (will come back to later):
To be in the healthy weight range again! To look good and more importantly FEEL good once again! To be able to fit back into my clothes!
- Sign up for a 5k (Complete 1/31/14)
- Participate in a 5k
-Run a 5k
- Take prenatal vitamins and baby asprin, as prescribed, every day.
- Get plenty of sleep (at least 7 hours every night).
- Stay hydrated.
- No more than 16oz of caffiene per day.
- Get in 30 minutes of moderate exercise 5 days a week.
- More veggies and nutritious foods, less junk!
- Snack regularly & keep meals to smaller proportions.
- Don't over-exert myself... know when to stop and rest!
Chill Out Challenge (Getting Started Again):
-Get at least 7 hours of sleep a night.
-Relax for 15 minutes a day.
-Exercise for 30 minutes 3x a week.
I may live in the midwest but I'm definitely a beach kinda girl! I love photography and videography and being nice!
FAVORITE HEALTHY THINGS:
Yoga, Water Sports, Hip Hop Hustle & playing with my puppies!
Appreciating the outdoors on a nice day.
The feeling of a job well done.
How I'm more photogenic when I've lost a few pounds.
The confidence you feel when you've discovered your jeans are too big!
FAVORITE "SKINNY" QUOTES:
"Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels." ~ Kate Moss
"Eat to Live... don't Live to Eat."
"Carpe Diem, you looked hot in it." ~ Clueless
"Excercise gives you endorphins. Endorphins make you happy. Happy people don't kill their husbands... they just don't." ~ Legally Blonde
"Make your Haters your Motivators!"