Today marks the day that I start the CINCH program. I have hesitated to take pictures of myself having to see the truth. After having two big babies, I have never been able to lose the pounds. What sucks even more is that I didn't gain much weight between the two. But somehow the pounds stayed on. Since December of 2011, I had slowly started to change my eating habits, stick to a workout routine and make lifetime changes. I dropped some pounds and was able to maintain the weight. Unfortunately I didn't drop the 24 lbs I had longed for.
Here are my stats:
I am not at all happy with my body. (You can see I was not happy to take the photo.) I have always been a skinny, underweight girl growing up and didn't develop weight issues or felt uncomfortable with my body until I became a Mom. I have always had curves although now they seem to be spiraling out of control going to places I don't want them to be. Looking at these photos really make me cringe and are horribly scary and unflattering. But I'm ready to make a change and make it count!!! I don't think I've ever taken a photo of myself like this or even worn a 2piece bikini in public. (Not to mention the stretch marks I've developed with the birth of my two boys.
In the past I've been having a green smoothie, green monster, juicing or whatever you want to call it every morning. My workout routine consists of walking, jogging, kettlebell workouts as well as my favorite 30 Day Shred by Jillian Michaels. Unfortunately, last month I started to have serious neck and shoulder issues as well as an inflammed lumbar. I had to cut back on the series of workouts and exercise I was doing. I'm currently going to Physical Therapy which discovered my neck and shoulder issue may be caused by weakness and tear in my rotator cuff. No bueno!!! Moving on...I've been blessed and honored to be a part of the 50 Mom bloggers chosen by Shaklee.
Join me, root me on and encourage me by giving me the strength to continue this journey.
Are you on board or participating in the #Cinchspiration challenge too? Link with me here. I'd love to follow along and cheer you on as well.
Disclaimer: I was chosen to participate in the CINCH program as a part of Shaklee Corporation's Team Cinchspiration. #Cinchspiration I have been provided the products for free along with support and incentives for my honest opinions. All opinions are 100% mine.