Hamburgers Be Gone!

What would a new year be with out a resolution or two! And that's what I've got. Two.

First off, sweet little Jack wasn't kind to my aging figure. See, the weigh-ins when you're pregnant are deceiving. It's the first time in your life where you're supposed to have gained weight when you step on the scale! And then you start thinking, "Oh, good! I gained a pound!" Well, when you say that for 40 consecutive weeks, that's a problem! A big fat problem!! And I might have to say that I have a little (ok, a lot of) hate for the woman who has a baby and 3 days later looks like she's just won a beauty pageant. Um, not me. No, my body doesn't work like that. Lucky me.

Maybe it was Jack or maybe it was the wild obsession with hamburgers that piled on the pounds! Either way, I'm looking to take off 30-40 lbs this year. Lofty? Yes. But I've done it before. Not easily, but I've done it before.

Today started my new "lifestyle". Can't call it a diet and work out plan...those never last. But the plan is that this will! So I'm going to the gym Monday, Wednesday and Friday, and I am really going to stick to it! As much as this hamburgers are sticking to my thighs! So, 1600 calorie diet (sans hamburgers) and 3 days a week at the gym. That's the plan.

We joined the YMCA last week and today was my first visit. First off, I was given a tour by a 400 lb man. I'm not joking. We took the elevator from one level to the next. And I was nervous we wouldn't make it. I'm not sure if I would want to work at the Y and see people working out all around me if I were that man! Anyways, I got busy on the elliptical (my legs already feel like noodles!) and the treadmill, working off those hamburgers one by one. Good times.

You should know that I really despise working out. I know, most people don't like it, but I truly despise it. But I've decided I don't despise it as much as I despise trying to button my pants these days!! The one thing that I don't mind doing is swimming. I think it's because I trick myself into thinking that since sweat is not dripping down my face, I'm not working out! Whatever psychological trick works...yes squeezing into a bathing suit will not be fun, but remember I get to walk past the 400 lb man on the way to the locker room, and that gives me a little motivation! Take care of these hamburgers NOW!

Day one of the "eating plan" was good...until we had friends over to watch the TCU bowl game (sad story) and ordered pizza. Ok, I'll admit. I had two too many pieces, but tomorrow is a new day and the pizza will be no more!! It wasn't fair to have so much temptation in the form of left over pizza on the first day!!

I said I had two resolutions (working off the hamburgers and not eating so many hamburgers) but really I have three. The last and ultimately most important is to sit down and spend time with the Lord each day. Seems like the easiest of the three...I don't have to avoid pizza or sweat, but I am so lacking in discipline that it, too, will be a struggle!! I have so many things to be thankful for and it's completely sinful that I don't take the time to sit before the One who has blessed me so.

So, wish me luck!! I'll try to update you each Monday on how it's going...Heir to Blair is calling it "McFatty Monday" so prepare for me to overshare on my quest to loose the hamburgers!


Karina Vader said...

Good luck!!!

ally007 said...

the good news is, at least you ENJOYEd those hamburgers right??? I'm proud of you for coming up with a "plan" and for posting so we can journey with you. Bowl week is tough!...bowl of ice cream, bowl of chips, bowl of queso, and who watches a football game without pizza? Thankfully they are nearly over.

oh, and I think I know who your tour guide was. downtown ymca?
if so, I'm guessing it is either a terrible marketing plan or great incentive to get a workout in. you go girl!