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*