Confession: I DO NOT LIKE WORKING OUT.
Thank you all for the wonderful words of encouragement because I need it. Some nights, I'm working out at 10:30pm because I haven't had time earlier in the day. 10:30p is bedtime, not work out time. But I digress.
So here I am, three weeks in. I've only lost 2.5 lbs, but I'm feeling great! My pants are a little looser. I can do more and more push-ups everyday. I'm excited!
One more thing I wanted to address: my weight. I had some bloggy friends email me completely astonished at my weight (192 lbs now!) and I feel I should explain. I've always been a solid person. I was an athlete growing up and I've always had a lot of muscle mass. I remember talking to my pediatrician in high school after I learned about BMI in health class. According to the BMI, I was obese, but I was a size 10, 5' 6", soccer playing, dancing, yoga doing, extremely fit teenager. I was lost and confused. And upset. Very upset. How could I be obese??? Girls have a hard enough time with body image in high school. Being told you're obese when you clearly are in amazing shape... that is enough to crush any 15 year old psyche. So my doctor told me that people with high muscle mass have very high BMIs. Arnold Schwarzenegger's BMI was through the roof, but he was a body builder, not a channel surfing couch potato eating his weight in Snickers bars. When I graduated high school, I weighed 165 lbs. Much smaller than I am now, for sure, but still much heavier than other women with my similar dimensions. So here I am, more than a few years later and 30 lbs heavier. I'm sure most of that weight has to do with having just had a baby and age and overall laziness, but I wanted to let you all know that my 192 lbs is not abnormally heavy for me. It's heavy, but not abnormal.