Last Saturday I was talking to one of my (skinny)friends about my struggles with PCOS. “The best way to ensure I don’t have any of the extreme issues like diabetes or infertility is to keep my weight down,” I explained.
“Have you been working out lately?” she asked.
“Not as much as I should… I’d really like to lose 20 pounds before the year is up.”
“Okay,” she replied. “So what are you going to do about it?”
It was such a simple question, but it hit me like a ton of bricks.
What am I going to do about my weight?
I’ve started to embrace my body and the fact that I will never be a size 2 (I probably wont even be a size 12) but I can make the most of what I have. I can get down to my ideal size, even if its still plus size. The most successful I’ve been was in programs (i.e. Weight Watchers) and I think the accountability was the thing that kept me in the gym, eating well etc.
So… I’m going to start Work Out Wednesday’s here on TBGB. I’m not sure exactly what it will look like as time goes on, but I will be logging my weekly progress on this weight loss thing. So, here goes:
This Weeks Work Outs: 1 (last night)
Pounds Lost: None (but next week will be different
Weekly Goal: 3 more work outs before next Wednesday!
I know I’m not alone, so I invite you to log your progress here too. I usually don’t respond in the comments section, but for this segment I will…
Maybe we can encourage each other?