Share this

Wednesday, June 27, 2012

Loving Yourself Again After All These Years

When someone is overweight chances are there are underlying reasons why.  For me it is because even though I really like getting out and seeing the world by hike and by bike I have let the last few years of Mommyhood get the best of me.  I would snack late at night, I would drink late at night and I didn't really give much thought to the calories in versus calories out thing.

Another thing to consider was the fact that I was waiting tables for the last 15 years.  That's right, since I was 15!  I love interacting with people and I love the instant money.  What I didn't love was the late night "lets grab some beer and wings" that happened on a content basis.  I wouldn't get out of work until 10 or so most nights and I would indulge in late night eating and drinking.  The weight piled on.

Forward to June 18th when I took on the Cinch Challenge.  Since finding out I was selected, I quit my waitressing job and have now spent the majority of my time outside at the beach, riding my bike and just frolicking.  I have fewer pounds and a killer tan to show for it!  I am sad that I let myself go mentally and physically for so long.  I guess being a parent doesn't make me a prisoner.  In fact, last weekend we all went camping!

Two weeks from today is my 31st birthday.  Hopefully I can meet my first goal by then.  Shortly thereafter is my friend Kelly's wedding.  I ordered my bridesmaid's dress a size small to give myself some incentive to lose a little extra weight.

By this time, 6 months from now, I am going to take some pictures of me at Christmas with my beautiful boys and a whole lot less of me!

*The Cinch™ program was provided to me free of charge in exchange for my candid reviews, honest journaling and future success!  All opinions and comments are 100% my own. No other compensation has been given at this time*