As in, where are you now?
Or, more specifically, where am I now?
I’ve been a part of Shrinking Jeans since nearly the beginning. The third child that was a mere infant when I joined is now 3.5 years old- O. M. G.
I find myself going through phases with this journey- taking it slow, doing great, not doing so great, doing good again, not doing so good again. But where am I now? Am I riding a peak or am I down in the valley?
Um. Good question.
I would have to say somewhere in between, but probably closer to the valley. How’s that for clarification?
I continue to exercise but I find myself being lazy from time to time, not pushing myself when I know I can push myself, or taking the easy road with a workout versus working my body into a hardcore sweat, or skipping a workout because I am tired/busy/stretched too thin. I do know that I am fitter than I have ever been in my life and I feel strong…..but I feel like I could do more, if we’re being honest. I exercise because if I don’t, I might go all kamikaze on my family with my craziness and really, exercise just makes me feel good, but I am feel quite drift-less, especially since I am in between races.
I need to make a plan and work that plan.
As for weight control/management/loss or whatever else you want to call it……I am at the high end of the range I want to be in. And again, let’s be honest, I don’t want to be this weight anymore.
Shall we get specific with the numbers?
Oh yes, we shall.
I am 5’6″.
My lowest weight with SJ was 163 lbs and that was in the Fall of 2010.
O-M-G. That was 1.5 years ago. I have gotten lazy with my eating – hey, I’m just being honest!- and the weight has crept back on.
I now stand at 173.8 lbs.
I don’t want to be 173.8 lbs anymore.
I would like to be in the 160-165 range. I feel fantastic and so freaking light when I am in that range. I feel like I can fly down the road running when I weigh less. I loved the way my body looked, I loved how my clothes felt, I felt like my outside matched my inside. Granted, my body frame does a pretty good job of masking that weight and my height certainly helps and my clothes still fit although just a bit too tight, BUT I want to be in a healthier range.
It is time for Lisa to *Come to Jesus*.
Have you ever heard that phrase? I hope noone is offended by this.
Yes, I am having a *Come to Jesus* talk with myself. It is time for me to put down the rice krispie treats, turn down second helpings, get disciplined with my exercise routine, and work my body hard.
I know what I need to do. NOW, I JUST NEED TO DO IT.
Visualize and it will materialize, right?
This year, I will make 165 mine, all mine.
What about you? What is your state of the union- peak, valley, somewhere in between? What do you visualize for 2012?