So, month 2 of 12 is officially in session, so I have a question: How many of us […]

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Usually, when I workout, i do minimum 30 minutes cardio a day.  Sometimes i break it up (15 before, workout, 15 after) or i knock it all out before or after.  I try to make it a requirement for each gym session, but lately, I have gotten a little lax.  I do my cardio on the treadmill, and it’s getting pretty boring these days.

20150422_223352So, I must admit that I was beginning to get a little discouraged once I realized my body had plateaued AGAIN, at a weight that I was not pleased with.  What really made it sting was when I looked at my husband’s before and after pics from this time last year to now.  It made me feel like men really sucked. I work my ass off in the gym, just as hard or if not harder than him sometimes, and his weight is just falling off; meanwhile, mine is stuck to me like glue.  I decided that enough was enough, and I am going to buckle down and do some research and figure out what I need to do to make my body match the effort I’m putting out.

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Me in the gym on vacation! Dedication? Maybe 😛 

I have embraced that I will possibly be plus-sized for the rest of my life, or at least by society’s standards. I have been on this health kick for almost a year now, starting in June 2014 when I was cleared for activity after having my daughter.  It has definitely been a roller coaster, but after trial, error, quitting and just pure out frustration, I am on the fast track to dropping weight.  Now, I have really started to dig deep into what I would like my body to look like, and how I would feel.  I have come up with the conclusion that I love the way my body is shaped, and I would like to be more solid (muscle wise) and have a smaller midsection.  I have big hips and a big butt, and I actually love those two things about me.  I have somewhat of an hourglass figure, so I want to keep that. Because of this, I realize that I will always be considered a “plus-sized” girl.  And I have finally realized that I am ok with that!