Today is a new day. Every day is a new day really. I love starting new things on Mondays, because it marks the beginning of a new week (I consider Sundays part of the weekend, so the end of the week). After a week of indulging in foods that made me gain some weight back, I’ve decided to get back in motion. I’m putting myself through a body boot camp. I call it BMF: Body Mass Fight.
Currently my BMI is 30.1, which puts me in the obese range. I never in my life would’ve thought I would be considered obese. How embarrassing is that? I’ve been thin all my life up until the past couple of years where the pounds have been packed on to me. It can be attributed to quite a few things. Depression, stress, PCOS, a switch from an active lifestyle to sedentary, poor eating habits, etc. I can either keep gaining weight, putting my health further at risk, or I can do something about it. I’m doing something about it.
We are 6 weeks away from hubby’s 21st birthday, and 9 weeks away from mine. His vacation is the week of his birthday, and we plan on taking our honeymoon then (we still don’t know what we’re doing, but hopefully Vegas). I want to look great and feel great, hence, my body boot camp. For the next 6 weeks, I’m going to be working hard to lose as much weight as possible. As of this morning, I weight 187.4 pounds. I’m not afraid to admit it but definitely ashamed. My ultimate goal is 25-30 pounds of weight loss, so between 157-162 pounds.
So what’s my plan? Vigorous workouts. My workout routine has to be 6 days a week, burning between 500-700 calories each day. I have to drink at least 32 oz of water per day. Lean protein like chicken and fish will be big on my menu, as well as fruits, vegetables, and fiber from whole grains. I’m not looking to deprive myself. My calorie intake goal is 1,300, which is a 700 calories deficit from a normal 2,000 calories diet. So if I can burn 700 calories and refrain from eating another 700 calories, that’s 1,400 calories out the door. That’s a potential loss of 2.4 pounds each week. That’s 14.4 pounds!
I’m not trying to lose all 25-30 pounds in these 6 weeks, but I’m trying to lose as much as I can in this time frame. It’s not going to be easy, but I don’t think it’ll be too difficult. It’ll be a challenge. I don’t want to see it as just a short term thing; I want this to be a lifestyle change. Since I’ve started working out again, I love it! I love going to the gym; it gives me time to myself to read, which I also love. I enjoy setting and beating my workout records, including my pace, duration, distance, and calories burned. I also don’t mind hearing the compliments from my family and friends about how much weight I’m losing. 🙂
So I just finished my oatmeal, and I’m about to head to the gym for workout number 1. When I get back, I’ll be taking Frankie for his walk. He did great on our 2 mile walk the other day and I want to see how excited he is to go on another one. Wish us luck and I’ll keep you guys updated!
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