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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.
So, 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.
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!