I have been severely lacking motivation to get fit and healthy again.  I was doing pretty well working out and eating healthier before our cruise but after taking a week off, then getting sick after… I’ve spent too much time away from the gym.  It is now the first full week of March and I haven’t worked out since the middle of January.  Not good.  Today after work I will be going to the gym, no doubt about it.

My overall goal is to get as close to my high school/early college weight as I possibly can.  So to help motivate myself I am going to post a few photos of what I used to look like and a few more of what I look like now.  I would rather not put my actual weight out there, too embarrassing for me.

My Old Self:


Age 16 – Summer before junior year of high school


Age 18 – Freshman year of college

And here are photos of me now:

Our Wedding

Age 25 – Our Wedding

Our Honeymoon

Age 25 – Our Honeymoon

Age 26 - First anniversary

Age 26 – First anniversary

I am re-starting my calorie, exercise and weight tracking on MyPlate by Livestrong.  Since I last entered my weight on the website I’ve lost 3 pounds.  Right now I just need to remember that my struggle now will be well worth it in the end. Hopefully spring comes soon so I can be active outside again too.



New Year’s Resolutions

My New Year’s Resolutions this year:

1. Get healthy! (I know that everyone says this but I am determined to make it happen this year!)

2. Get organized!

3. Save money!

My husband and I had a talk over the holidays about our future plans and a lot of it involves being good about my resolutions this year.  We currently own a 2 bedroom townhome but would really like to own a regular house before we have kids.  There are a lot of stairs in our place now and we have so much stuff that there really is no room to start a family.  It could be done, but it would be a major struggle.  We have an estimated timeline that we would like to stick to but of course we know that anything can happen.  We’ve come up with a plan together on how we can save money to help us accomplish this goal.  My parents also gifted us a year long family membership to our local YMCA so that will be a huge help!

Also to help in my efforts to get healthy (for me that includes dropping a substantial amount of weight) I will be using MyPlate on to help keep track of my calories (both intake and burned).  It is a great way to visually see the things you are consuming and it is helping me to see how I need to better balance my foods.

I wish I was brave enough to post before and after photos of myself but alas, I am far too self conscious for that haha.

Try the LIVESTRONG.COM calorie calculator to start your weight loss journey.