Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Gotta Start Somewhere

Well, it's true, isn't it?  You have to start somewhere. 

And my somewhere (here it is, folks, are you ready?) is a not-so-lovely 140 pounds.  I mean, it's kind of a big deal to post that, right?  I get it, I'm tall-ish, so it's not that bad.  The trainer at the gym when I had a free session told me I'm still in the recommended range for percent body fat, but that I'm on the high end of it, and he recommended I lose about 8 pounds of fat.  No big deal, right?  (Ha!) I completely know I'm not fat, and I'm not really even overweight, but that's not the point of the Skinny B's, at least not for me.

It's not the pound-age that gets me, it's the how gross I feel sometimes that matters.  It's the realizing I've been snacking all day when I'm not even hungry that gets me.  It's the overeating and the lack of exercising that makes me feel blah.  And it's the part that, even though I am not pregnant, I do look like there's a baby belly brewing in there somewhere.  Case in point- here's a picture of me and my friend Kerry (and Stephen).  Kerry is actually quite pregnant, but you can't really see that as much in the picture.  I am not, but it could look like it...... in fact, I've been asked before!

The point is, I get it, I know I'm not fat, but I don't want to feel fat, and I don't want to be worrying about whether or not people think I'm pregnant until I actually am.  I don't want to feel gross, eat whatever I want and regret it, be lazy. 

You gotta start somewhere.  So my somewhere is to be honest and say people (or, more likely, just Brooke, who will read this), help me out here.  I need to continue to develop self-control and not snack endlessly, and I need to make sure I get a little intentional exercise in every day (whether it's 10 minutes or an hour).  That's my somewhere.  My goal is not to be a nut job and it's not even to lose weight (although those few pounds recommended by the trainer would be nice), it's to feel good and to know I'm healthy.

So here I go.


  1. Good for you! Just starting is the main thing. Here's to a healthier you.

  2. Meleia and I just started the ChaLEAN extreme workouts! So far they are harrrd and fun too. :) Chalene Johnson is very motivational...and I love the teambeachbody.com website too. :) they have lots of inspiring stories.
    love ya!