Friday, August 14, 2009

Operation Skinny Me

I was thumbing through a fashion magazine, which I usually don't do because of two reasons:

1. Those models are too darn skinny and I don't like to hold myself to that unrealistic airbrushed standards
2. The clothes they wear are way too expensive for the combines salary of a third grade teacher and a cop.

However, my sister left one at my house and against my better judgement I decided to look through it and I have to admit, it inspired me. Those skinny little waif girls in their Jimmy Choo's and BCBG dresses made me realize that I need to get my rear in gear if I ever want to get out of pants with elastic waist bands.

So I've made a command decision to get fit and healthy. When I was pregnant, and well before, I ate organically, I was vegan, I exercised regularly, I wore nice clothes (although now I'll just settle for clean clothes), I felt good about myself. Since I had the baby I've gone hog shit wild and have been eating things that aren't healthy for me, I've reintroduced dairy into my diet, and the only exercise that I've done is haul Isabella's chunky butt up and down the stairs.
So no more processed foods, I'm going back to vegan (dairy doesn't agree with me anyway, and I felt really guilty eating it b/c of the standards of the dairy industry, but that's another post all together), more fruits and veggies, more water, and whenever I have time exercise.

It's not just about losing weight and looking good, but really about committing to a healthy lifestyle so I can be a good example for my daughter. Although it would be nice to banish these maternity pants for good...or at least until I'm expecting again.

I'll update my progress and set backs. My goal right now is to lose ten pounds and tone up a bit. Let's see how I do.


The818 said...

Good for you! I'm looking forward to reading about your progress - I've got my own battle ahead of me come October!

Mrs.Pink said...

You can do it! :)

Coniqua said...

This sounds rather familiar. I have a 19 mo old and I used my pregnancy as an excuse to eat things (like dairy) that I have NO business eating, and have been doing so ever since. I lost weight quickly but it wasn't b/c of healthy habits but rather b/c I was nursing and not finding enough time or energy to eat 1/2 the time. I'm finally trying to get better. Good luck on your journey.

Happy Saturday Sharefest.

Mommynightowl said...

congrats! my daughter is almost 3, and only just this week I've started to get serious about losing the weight.

I can't wait to see your progress.

btw, self magazine is pretty good about having models that aren't too stick thin. although they did airbrush kelly clarkson on their cover for next month. Even after she talks in her interview about liking her body.

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