I know this is probably not a shocking revelation to the world, as the majority of women are not happy with their weight. But, ever since I had Madi my weight was no longer the main thing on my mind. I do not wish to be stick thin like I was before I had her, but I do want to be happy with how I look and I am not.
My problem is that I lack motivation. I feel like I have more trouble than most with self-control and motivation. SO, I am hoping that telling you all my plans will make me more motivated to actually achieve my goals and follow through with this for once.
First, I plan to stop drinking diet coke all together. GASP. For those of you who know me, or even just follow my blog, you know that I am A.D.D.I.C.T.E.D. to Diet Coke. I drink it alllll day long and freak out if I don't have any. The reason I am doing this is because I really think that the "myth" about Diet drinks making you more hungry is true. I am constantly starving and there is no reason for this! I don't think it will be that hard for me in the afternoons and evenings, but the mornings are going to be a real struggle. I cannot drink water in the mornings. Like, I will gag. Anybody have any suggestions on what I can drink to get going in the mornings?!
Secondly, I am going to attempt to work out at home in the mornings before work. This is going to be my biggest challenge. I HATE working out and I do not do well getting up early, but I know for a fact that I wouldn't do it in the evenings. After work I have dinner to worry about and bath time and stuff like that. Working out at night would just not even be reasonable for me. So, mornings it is. We have an exercise on demand channel so I plan to just use that or do Dance Central on Kinect when I'm not feeling the real workout routines.
Thirdly, I'm going to try and go back to the 1200 calories a day I was doing before I got pregnant. I used to be SO good at this and I could tell you the calories in every single thing. Now, I have no clue. I totally threw that out the window the minute I got pregnant (and obviously that was a good thing). This is a big deal for me too though because I cannot stand vegetables and my "diet" is very limited as far as what I will actually eat. I used to live off of lean cuisines, turkey sandwiches, jello, and baked cheetos, but now I am so so so sick of those things. I really have no idea what I'm going to eat. Ugh!
Well there it is. That's my plan. I am starting Monday and I will let y'all know how I do. I don't have a set amount of weight I want to lose. Is that a bad idea?! I just want to tone up my stomach and lose the love handles and trim down my butt and thighs. I just want to feel comfortable in a bathing suit again!
Do y'all have any advice for me? I'm really nervous about this and really hope I can do it. I seriously have no clue if I can. :-/