This is probably the hardest thing I have ever had to do.
This morning after commenting on Allie’s before and after photo blog I decided that I had to take before photos so that I have a starting point. I think I prefer this to weight as I believe that seeing your body change has to be a strong motivator.
We thought it best to take the photos in a sports bra and bike pants.
After seeing the photos I am dubious whether it was the “best” thing to do.
It is kind of funny when you have an idea of yourself and what you look like and then you see the photos. It is actually a HUGE eye-opener. When I looked at the photo from behind I thought “holy heck…that is what I look like from behind…..shit”.
I text them to a good friend and she told me that I was brave for taking the photos and to also consider the positives with the negatives. This is her text “yes, there is the weight thing but you do have really good posture (i.e. the weight isn’t pulling your spine out of alignment) and you have strong legs and arms, which will hopefully help with exercise”. So there you go…the good with the bad. Also, even though I might not look it, I am stronger and slightly fitter than I look.
My mini goals for January
- Tracking my food and exercise via MyFitnessPal
- No takeaways
- Preparing healthy lunches
- Exercise everyday i.e. Gym, walk or swim
I have also decided that I am going to weigh myself on the 1st of every month, rather than weekly. So the 1st of January will mark the first weigh-in for 2013.
This morning I found a crazy event that I am interested in doing. It is actually a 6km obstacle course in May. I am seriously considering it and am probably 95% convinced. If I train correctly for it, then I am confident that I will be able to do it.
I will be updating my 2013 events blog here with new events and times.