I got bamboozled into taking a R.I.P.P.E.D class last night. I went to a Relief Society activity having been promised a "fun, light workout" but it was not that. I'm sure I looked pretty sad by the end of it since my butt was thoroughly whipped, but I made it. And I really didn't hate it either. I've also started taking Zumba classes. I average only about twice a week, but it beats sitting on the couch watching Criminal Minds. It's no secret Ian and I have put on quite a bit of weight since we've been married. I take most of the responsibility, since I like to eat crap. Ian likes it too, but it seems like he's much better at resisting than I am. I kind of had a meltdown the other night and we decided it was time to quit making excuses and make some changes.
I decided to pick some motivational pictures out.
Here's some before pictures:
|On one of our camping trips this summer.|
|We're both thinner than we were here, I just love Ian's face in this one.|
This guy loves me.
Here's the goal pictures:
|I think I weighed about 160 here.|
|This guy is smokin' hot.|
|This was at my wedding almost 3 1/2 years ago.|
|One of his FB friends uploaded this a few days ago.|
Bud's not even gonna recognize him when he gets home.
So here's some things I've learned so far:
1. My craving for sweets after every meal is mostly habitual. If I don't indulge it, it goes away and I don't really miss it.
2. If it is one of those days where I just need a brownie and no one gets hurt, one will do. I don't need or really even want more than that.
3. I enjoy working out. It's that whole "energy of activation" thing. If I can get motivated enough to get moving, it's no big deal.
4. It's 90% mental. I've learned that our minds and bodies don't like to be out of sync. If I tell myself that I want to eat healthy and I want to go to the gym, I usually do it.
5. Like most people, my mind confuses hunger and thirst all the time. I need to drink water first and then, if I still feel hungry, eat something.
I would say it's all pretty basic, and it's sad that it's taken me this long to start taking it seriously, but I guess better now when I can still do it pretty easily.