One woman's crazy quest to take on everything and become the ultimate jack-of-all-trades.
So my intention to enter into some sort of fitness competition has sparked a minor controversy on Facebook. There is a friendly discussion occurring over the health dangers and extreme methods needed to do well in many contests that look at physique. I have had some people suggest taking on a race or something of that nature. I will be doing some more research and setting an official goal over the next week or so.
Whatever I decide, I am not going to be able to do it in my current state. I have weight that has to come off, so no point in delaying the inevitable.
As of 2/22 I am exactly two months postpartum. When I got pregnant I weighed 126, which admittedly was about 10 lbs heavier than I like to be. To give you some visuals, this was me on my honeymoon in 2006 when I made my living as a martial arts instructor and was working on becoming a stunt professional:
That smug, skinny wench. Anyway, then kids happened. A few days before my son was born I looked like this:
I was 160 lbs, the heaviest I have ever been. Thankfully, much of that was baby. I had learned something from my postpartum recovery with my daughter, and I knew I wanted to get started on weight loss as soon as possible. I got the go-ahead at my six-week postpartum visit and marched my jiggly booty right into Weight Watchers. I weighed in at 144 lbs and looked like this:
Maybe if it was taken at a fabulous resort in Mexico I would feel better about it. It hurts to look at (except I have boobs for the first time ever, I am loving those), but I know I have to start somewhere. I chose Weight Watchers because I have a good track record of success losing weight on their program and keeping it off. It did not hurt that as a Lifetime member I get 12 free weeks to get back down to goal because I had a baby. That was almost a month ago and at last weigh-in I had lost 4 pounds total. That is a drop in the bucket as far as I am concerned, but we all know that slow and steady weight loss is best, and I am responsible for providing nutrition to a little munchkin so I have to be especially careful.
Weight as of last weigh-in: 140 lbs
Weight Watchers Lifetime goal: 122 lbs
Honeymoon bikini picture: 115 lbs (rough estimate)
I much prefer to have non-number goals when it comes to weight loss, so I will start working on a timeline of fitness goals once I have a better idea of what the end game is for this project. That’s all for today, next time I will discuss the other part of this equation: exercise. Anyone else out there working on weight loss or training for a fitness competition?