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This morning at the crack of dawn, I headed out to my gym to accept the new year transformation challenge. It's an 8 week long program. I've been going to this gym for 2 years now. I love the workouts, the gym, my coaches, & it's an overall great community. It's a quite expensive treat if you ask me but it really kicks my ass. While the workouts are great, I haven't noticed much of a body transformation. Sure I lost a few inches, toned my legs and my arms somewhat, and I feel so much more stronger than when I started but I'm ready to be in the best shape of my life. I think I've gotten too comfortable where I'm at now that I indulge in my sweets way too often then I should. Losing weight & inches is probably hardest for me. I have hypothyroidism & it makes it that much more difficult to lose. Not trying to make excuses but it's very true & I still continue to eat good & workout/run. I cut out a lot of foods just for that reason alone to keep my hormones somewhat in balance. I take meds and vitamins everyday & will continue to for the rest of my life. I want to change that. My diet is okay...it's not bad. I don't drink soda, I don't eat fried foods (unless at the Fair & that is only once a year!), ZERO fast food, I don't do the fancy lattes/cappuccinos etc just regular ol'cup of joe, I also cut out a lot of red meat, & I eat fruits & veggies (the GOOD kind).
This challenge is not even about weight/inches lost. This is all about positive mentality too. It's about how I feel in my clothes, my skinny jeans, my swim suit. I love my new found curves and I want to embrace them but in a healthy, fit way.
I know everyone has a New Year Resolution to "lose weight" & then they fall off the bandwagon a few weeks after. That's not me. I won't fall off. I have people holding me accountable and great support from family and friends. You might hear me gripe about how I want a piece of cake or how I didn't get 5 miles in my run but you bet your ass I will overcome. I am ready.
I will continue to post outfit photos and I promise this won't turn into a weight-loss blog. I just want this place to be an outlet for me during this process. I'm asking you too to hold me accountable. I'll be posting lots of photos on Instagram so make sure to follow me: melanieliane. Also, I have my first 5K run next weekend & I'm so excited!