Day 4 and Beast Mode

3 years ago

Day 4 and going great. Yes, im starting a blog 4 days after the challenge started. It's cool guys. This is how I do things.

For some information, I'm going on a cruise with DH in Feburary and I have about 35 pounds I want to lose somewhere. Now, I know that in a month it is IMPOSSIBLE to lose the weight in a healthy way, so I have deceided on a mini goal of 5-6 pounds before the big day. Which will bring my 171 pound body to about 166/165. Which is a fantastic start! An ultimate goal would be 135. Which for a 5'2 frame is still just barely 'acceptable' on the bogus BMI scale. 109 is what they want me to be! Crazy talk. Not gonna happen. Sorry society.

 

Some reasons for this? Well before me and DH got together I was a runner. Everyday in the morning i'd beast out about 3 miles and I was doing amazing! I had slimmed a 168 pound frame to 149 and was healthy! Still rocked my curves, but I was healthy. Then DH came and not to use him as an excuse, but he loved me for me and I got lazy. So I stopped. Like a lame-o. Then fastforward about 2 years and we decided that we want to have kids.  9 months later and no kids earned a visit to the OB.

I have mildPCOS. Ouch and it stung. My feelings were hurt and I was sad for about 3 seconds until I did research and realized that regular exercise and healthy eating can increase pregnancy chances. Yes I would love to look good in a bikini on our cruise. Yes, I would love to say I was doing it for me... but honestly, the weight loss is so I can make some babies. And let's be honest here, they are going to be friggin ADORABLE!

SO! Here I am on day 4 with a pretty good thing going. No soda in 4 days (two or three sips on giner ale for a crazy tummy last night), no sweets (mini reeses yesterday as a small treat), workout started (yesterday was recovery day) and... cardio coming soon.  Water is being super consumed and im feeling pretty good actually. Doing some research on some Vitamins (taking suggestions) and will start on those!

Me and DH have a motto: 2014 is OUR year. We keep saying it to each other and we believe it. With the help of God (yes, Im a believer and terribly imperfect), we will get what we ask for and whatever He decides for us. Heck we may even end up with twins!!! Which would be... interesting. Yeah, let's go with that. Ha.

So I guess the blog is for inspiration, accountability, and just a way to connect to other women going through the same thing. It can be very suffocating to be 'diagnosed' with something and have no one else to understand what you're going through.

 

Thanks for the ears ladies and ya'll (did I mention I was southern?) have a great day!!!

~Hannah

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