I have a personal triumph to tell you about. As of this past Sunday, I have finally reached my first goal: to get back to my pre-pregnancy weight. It's been 2 years since I saw that number on the scale, and more significantly, it's been 2 years since I've been able to (mostly) fit in the clothes I had then.
What have I done to bring about such a change in just 5 months? I exercise and eat better. The exercise is what has really made the difference. For years, I tried to loose weight just by changing my diet. I never did supplements, or crazy-weird diets. I think the worst I did was I tried the south beach diet for a summer. I just tired normal things like reducing my portion size, and cutting out junk foods, and adding in more wholesome foods.
My husband tried to convince me that I needed to exercise more, and I staunchly refused to acknowledge that I needed more exercise that I already did. I struggle with being willing to admit that he's right (there, I said it). We still butt heads regarding exercise, but the truth is, daily exercise is just as important (if not more so) than what we eat, when it comes to trying to loose weight, and getting fit.
Now my challenge is to switch from looking at exercise as "something I do to loose weight" to "something I do for life."