Finding my inspiration…

Ask anyone who has tried to loose weight and they will tell you that its hard. I started my weight loss journey long before my son was born. In 2010, I like many other people made the same New Year’s resolution I make every year which was to loose weight. That year I truly stuck to my New Year’s resolution and from January to November lost a total of 70 pounds. Then in December of that year I found out I was pregnant with my first child (baby Christian), Merry Christmas! He is the biggest blessing in our lives and I thank God for him every day.

Now I am continuing on my weight loss journey. In January of this year I decided to make the same New Year’s resolution one more time, loose weight. But this time I not only need to loose the weight I gained during pregnancy but also the remaining amount of weight that I had wanted to loose before I became pregnant. To say the least this time around is a LOT harder. So far this year I have lost a little over 30 pounds! It has been a rough road so far and it looks like its only going to get harder.

Last month I turned 26 and decided to allow myself  a few cheat meals because it was my birthday. And then a few treat meals turned into a few cheat days/weeks and next thing I know its July! I come from a family of summer birthdays and sometimes it can get a little crazy with all the celebrations going on. Literally every week there is a birthday and my son is no exception. My son’s first birthday is right around the corner (which I having lovingly also named the anniversary of my labor!) and my husband being a caterer is going all out for. But this has also made me realize that I really need to get back on track because my son is almost a year old and although I have lost half of the weight I gained during pregnancy I still have a ways to go. So that being said, I know all of these things but I am in need of a little inspiration. I keep telling myself that tomorrow I will do better. That I will not eat fast food or have a piece (or two) of the candy or cake that someone has brought into the office, but then something comes up every time and I cave in.  I need to find my motivation again, that get up and go, any ideas? I will be looking around seeing what will work best for me and I will keep you posted if I find something that works for me. And again if you have any ideas let me know in the comments section! Thanks for reading!

Until next time…

Much love,

Crystal