I adopted some bad habits over the summer, one of which was eating on the go at fast food restaurants. I am really regretting it now as none of my clothes fit. People are always like, “There’s no way you have gained weight!” And the funny thing is, when I step on the scale, I don’t weigh all that much more than I did. But somehow nothing fits. As in, I can’t button my pants or get them over my butt! Oops. I did not see this coming. I know it’s getting noticeable because Brigham smacked my stomach the other night and said, “fat belly! fat belly!” Why thank you, son.
Watching what I eat has never been something I’ve had to do. So the concept is completely new to me. The other night I was at Red Robin and instead of getting my usual chicken strips and fries I decided to order some version of a grilled chicken sandwich. I ended up looking it up on MyFitnessPal and Oh.My.Gawd. It was 1270 calories with the fries. Holy crap! I had no idea! It is clear to me that making better decisions while eating out will never be easy. Sometimes even the salads are crazy high in calories. Not cool, restaurants. Not cool.
Beginning a new job will definitely help me not eat as much as I was. I am finding that there isn’t a lot of time to stop and snack. So lunch is really the only thing I will eat all day and if I make it healthier hopefully that will help get me back into my pants. I really don’t want to buy a whole new set of clothing.
I also want to get back to the gym and start doing the 30-day Shred again. I am convinced that the 30-day shred could truly change my body. But I kind of have to keep going beyond day 7. That’s when I tend to lose steam and get highly annoyed (and incredibly jealous) of Jillian Michaels’ abs.
However much I hate exercising I cannot deny how good it is for me. My brain feels clearer after I run on the treadmill. As if a weight has been lifted after a long day. Now if only I could just get myself to the gym! It’s certainly hard to motivate myself once I’m home and settled in.
But I think it’s so important. I want to be healthier but unfortunately I’ve never had much willpower. I’m so proud of Naaman. He gets up really early and goes to the gym. He has lost 20 pounds! But I’m a different story. I love my sleep and am a huge fan of the snooze button.
So Operation Get-Pants-To-Fit has begun. I’ll keep you updated.