This may be totally ridiculous to get so excited about, but I am! Last year I didn’t have the drive to participate. I had post-partum depression, seriously a bad case of that crap, and I just couldn’t fathom the idea of trying any harder in life!
Well, just last week I joined our local Orangetheory Fitness in Harrisonburg, VA! They haven’t had their grand opening yet, but I am uber stoked about this new addition to my life! I used to be an athlete, I used to be healthy, fit, and bad-ass…but let’s cut the crap, I’m just down right obese now! I had two children, not an excuse…just a fact, and I never took initiative after having them. I’ve joined gyms, I’ve gotten into the groove and them BAM: I lose all motivation! Now, let’s get real with the nitty gritty. . . Side effects:
As I have grown in size, my health has gone down the toilet. I have pain in my feet, neck, back, wrist, bad ehem, horrific posture and the list goes on! The worst side effect of obesity so far: high blood pressure. It began in my last pregnancy as my weight increased and never seemed to go away after but neither did the weight. I can always feel when it is high due to numerous symptoms, but the most prominent one is feeling faint. Now even with all of these problems, I still have the deep desire to refuse dieting. I am okay with a healthier lifestyle, and balancing my meals, but I will not cut out my sweets. If I’m going to work my ass off with exercise, I deserve to put a little bit of it back with a cookie!
So, needless to say, just a few short days after joining Orangetheory Fitness, my job announces our Biggest Loser Contest and
That’s right folks: I’m in it to win it! Cheer me on and help me keep the drive to GET HEALTHY! First weigh-in is today and the contest is 12 weeks! We buy our way in with $10 and are weighed each week. If we gain .5 or higher during our week each pound is $1 towards the ending reward! Whoever loses the highest percentage of body fat will win all monies contributed to the competition! Woohoo! Let’s rock this!