I was this girl for most of my childhood:
A thin, scrawny, quirky little girl. As a child I took gymnastics and dance classes for years. I was always the little one. short, and boney.
The next phase was high school. I was on company at my dance studio, the high school dance team and then a varsity cheerleader my senior year; which brings us to this picture:
This picture makes me laugh out loud! The socks...the cap....the stance...oh my! But I was the girl that never worried about my weight. I had a load of other insecurities but my weight definitely wasn't one of them.
Next was College:
That is me in the middle. My legs don't even touch for cryin out loud! Again, at this point in my life the most excercise I got was coaching cheerleading, cheering games, and dance practice. Bush's chicken was my favorite meal and I lived off of Dr. pepper. If I only knew then that I wouldn't have that body forever. I honestly at the time thought it would always stick around.
My next phase was my internship at Walt Disney World. This came after college and 5 months after major jaw surgery. I was the smallest I had been my entire adult life. As you can see...
The biggest thing on me were my shoes! My shorts are Abercrombie size double ZERO! That just blows my mind.
After a desk job, lots of nights home lounging with my honey and THIS: Things started to change.
Well, All of this to say that I haven't been equiped with the tools that I need to get back into shape because well...I had always been in shape. I mean, I have heard the schpeal...eat right and excercise. But the truth is I have had to reeeaaallly think about what that means. Sipping on 1 bottle of water all day (rather than the 8 glasses I should have) and eating one pop tart instead of both in the package is not exactly eating right. And unfortunately shopping is not the best cardio (man how I wish it was).
But when 130 pounds settled on my small 4 foot 10 inch body (thats the height of a 4th grader, yall!) I knew it was time to think about a real change. I can't use the excuse, "Maybe I like being fat" any longer because the truth is I don't!
SO here is my goal. By my 30th Birthday, March 21st, 2010 I will be 16 pounds (or so) lighter. I have set a reasonable daily calorie goal for myself and have vowed to workout 30 minutes every single day in hopes to shed 2 pounds a week.
I started last Sunday, exactly 8 weeks prior to my birthday. I am proud to say that I have enjoyed all of my activities this week and even some new foods! I currently weigh 129 and am pumped for the next 15!
Now I have said it...and it is out there for all to see...now I am accountable. Anyone want to join me!?