Monday, January 6, 2014

This post is a first for me...

This post is a first for me. A Post About Weight.

To start out I have always been thin. I have always been one of those people that didn't have to work out to fit in my size 2 clothing. I believe that is why I have never written a post like this. People don't like to hear if you are naturally thin when they give up blood, sweat, and tears to be thin. 

I also don't enjoy reading about people who look like a stick and say 'oh I need to loose 15 pounds, I just look fat'. Those are attention seekers to me and are quite honestly disgusting! I PROMISE this isn't one of THOSE posts!

So here is the truth: The Scale Is NOT my problem

My scale and I have a very lovely relationship. Actually just this morning I saw a number I haven't seen since high school, a low number and I'm starting to wonder if my eyes were playing tricks on me because I don't feel it! 

On average {not fluke days like today} I have only gained roughly 5 pounds since high school. I am 25 years old, I consider that pretty amazing; except for the fact that I don't feel like I did in high school. 

I am out of shape, unfit, or beyond either of those - whatever that may be. I can get winded from a large flight of stairs, 5 push ups kick my ass, don't even get me started on Muscle because we broke up years ago. 

So this is my goal: To get fit

I am not talking about a six pack - but I wouldn't turn it down. I am talking about getting to the 2nd level of my Jillian Michaels Yoga DVD {oh man do we have a love/hate relationship}. I am talking about going for a jog without stopping every 5 steps to breathe. I am talking about eating better {even if it means less pasta}. I am talking about getting more energy and making some muscles.

I said this was a post about weight but maybe instead a post about fitness {and my lack of it}. I really want to work at this and not to be one of the bandwagon New Year fitness people but what a better time than this new year!

So Hello 2014 : Time to Get Fit, Feel Confident and Be Healthy

Fit + Fab


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21 comments:

  1. Love the goal! I like how you just want to get fit. So so good. Good for your mind and soul!

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  2. I think no matter what your goal, being healthy is always a good thing regardless of where you are starting. Good for you for wanting to getting more active!

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  3. Brittany RasmussenJanuary 6, 2014 at 9:54 PM

    I love your vulnerability here girl!! I seriously am so excited to see what 2014 has in store for you!

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  4. good for you girl. I will admit that I have been guilty of judging thin girls who say they need to loose weight. I guess it's hard to differentiate between attention seekers and sincere desires to be healthy. So proud of you for talking about this and for deciding this year you'll be focusing on feeling better! I have always believed that it's not about a certain weight or being "thin" by societies definition..it's about how you feel! it's about how you feel in your skin!

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  5. Being healthy is a much better goal than being skinny! Congrats on your choice and good luck on your journey!

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  6. This is a great post. Since crossfit, I've learned to place a lot less emphasis on the scale and more on how in-shape I am. Using physical activity to gauge your progress is much better than a scale. Thanks for sharing that :-) You can do it!

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  7. I love this girl!! While I'm not at my lowest weight since high school, I also don't really feel like I struggle with my weight that much. But feeling so out of shape can suck...I really shouldn't be so out of breath when I climb 4 flights of stairs!! So good for you- way to focus getting fit!

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  8. Love this! So honest and vulnerable. Being healthy is such a great goal to work towards. :)

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  9. Sounds like you and I were separated at birth! I'm 28 and I weigh less that what I weighed in HS...mostly because I lost all the muscle I had since I am now at a desk job and no longer on my feet waitressing. I don't care to lose weight, I want to tone and gain muscle. I've got none. Although my college friends envy my "tight little body". I honestly don't consider it tight after birthing a baby almost 4 years ago. I never gained my abs back (I know you're in there and I misssssss youuuuu!!) but after countless sit ups and routines I had nothing. So I quit. That was...eeep!!!....over a year ago. *sigh* must get on the pony to muscle tone!!

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  10. Way to go girl! Being healthy is about so much more than losing weight, gaining weight, or worrying about what's on the scale. I have a Jillian Michaels dvd too and sometimes I just want to HATE her :)

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  11. Thanks. And I love how you say good for your mind and soul because it is just that, so much more than what any scale says!

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  12. Thanks so much, and I forget too how crappy I eat until I step back and look … eek!!

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  13. Thanks so much. I'm excited too. Was even looking into a 10k and I DON'T RUN!

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  14. TWINS!! haha no I'm glad you understand. Getting criticized because we are thin isn't fun either! Thin does NOT equal Fit!!

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  15. Thanks so much! It is about feeling good and having that little bit of extra energy from working out is such a great feeling! Thin girls who say that make me question too … if anything I don't need to lose weight but gain it in muscle!!

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  16. Totally agree!! These two aren't mutually exclusive and I think a lot of people forget that!
    Thanks!!

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  17. Yes it is because more than likely if I worked out I would have muscle and in turn weigh more but I'm sure I'd feel a heck of a lot better!! Thanks so much!! xo

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  18. Thanks so much! I am hoping I can regain some of the fit person I use to be!

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  19. Thank you so much! I am taking baby steps but already feel better!!

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  20. Ya I know I use to have muscle because we were forced to lift weights for gym and sports … now that muscle is nowhere to be seen. I don't want to be big and buff just tone and in shape! Glad you understand that being thin isn't the same as being fit!! :-)

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  21. Thanks lady!! I think our society and the world has a whole forgets that thin or skinny doesn't mean fit and healthy!!
    Oh ya I should have a date with her right now but I'm dreading it hahaha

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