So if you follow me on Instagram (ToiTimeblog) then you know that I have increased my healthy living incentive. I have been working hard and thus far I have lost over 20 pounds since I began over 6 months ago. How I started was simple. At my job they push fitness and health. I was weighed by a health professional and to my surprise I had hit a little over 190. I was embarrassed, hurt, and blindsided. Clothes can lie, but numbers don’t. After picking up my pride, I was determined to be better. I didn’t set out to be perfect but better. Trust me, numbers can make you either slow slide into a woe is me or it can make you get up and do something about it. I choose to do the latter.
A few months ago, I was introduced to Soul Cycle which is an intense cycling class. I had said for months even years how I wanted to take this class. I had seen other classes like it and immediately wanted to participate. You can read up on my 1st adventure, Soul Cycle Survivor. This time around I still didn’t feel as if I was a pro. I felt like my stamina had increased. I was able to have my butt hit the sit instead of sitting in the seat. I’ve said it before, that class is intense. I was however able to get my shoes off the bike without help. The first class I took with Ryan and this time I took it with Alexis Rose. Both were very energetic, fun, and gave a hell of a workout. Alexis’ ability to speak positivity was super refreshing. The ability to be able to remind everyone that not only for the class but after that the biggest battle isn’t physical but mental. That is the message I will take with me during the week and beyond.
Some of the things that I have done well in regards to my health journey is drinking more water. I have spoken many times about my love/hate relationship with water. I think that with working out more has helped me get over the water issue fast. There is no way to lose weight without drinking water and staying hydrated. Another plus during this journey is my newest planner. It has helped me to keep focus. It has been a life saver. It allows me to be clear about goals, as well as allows me to use my need for visualization and organization in one beautiful place.
As I continue this journey I will highlight more for you. My hope is that others will join me. I hope that others can see regular people taking their health important. I want to shed the “baby weight.” By baby weight since my almost 3-year-old is no longer a baby, is my “girl, you need to do better” weight. This isn’t a perfect journey. This is a human, make mistakes, love yourself, get mad at yourself, but keep on going journey. So until I reach my newest goal of going down one more clothing size by my 36th birthday, here’s to more healthy options, an active lifestyle, and being happy in my skin.