Well, it’s official, I’ve finally, after months of hard work, have reached the 20 pound weight loss mark! Before you ask where are the pictures, no, I’m not posting any. Sorry, but I’m not one of those who love to post before and after selfies. Perhaps when I’m at my goal weight I might post one, but even then, I don’t know yet.
I started this journey on November 7th, and I probably should have hit this mark weeks ago, but having to go through Thanksgiving and Christmas during this time slowed my progress.
Not that I’m complaining. I’m still proud of my efforts and because of my age, I’ve already come to the realization that this is the rest of my life. I will always have to workout and watch what I eat. Sure, I won’t have to kick my butt and push myself as hard as I have been, but I will always have to keep bettering myself until comes the time when age takes over and I can’t.
And that’s okay.
When I first started I was doing the 21 day fix workouts and meal plan and then every other week I’d switched to the 30 Day Shred. It really worked, but after about the second or third month, I started getting bored and I knew I needed a change.
Luckily, we have had a mild and warm winter, so I decided I would start walking/jogging around my property. I started with a mile and worked my way up. Switching to this was the best decision as I’ve found a new love for jogging and it really melted away at the post-children bulge.
I still have at least another 10-15 pounds to go and then of course, I need to keep it off, but suffice it to say, I’m pretty happy with my 20 pound mark!