I have put on a lot of weight.
I have no idea how this happened…other than overeating and undermoving, I suppose. I had a goal to have a 26-in waist by Beachbody Summit in July, and when I hit my goal, I totally fell off the clean-eating wagon.
When I got home from Mexico a couple of weeks ago, I popped on the scale and was horrified to find out that I was 155 pounds. I have never weighed that much, even when I was at my Law School Heaviest. And it’s not like I didn’t know I was putting on weight; all my clothes were extremely uncomfortable, especially in the waist.
Fortunately, 5 pounds dropped off quickly (probably because I ran out of Shakeology in Mexico and was a bit…backed up), but I’m still 15 pounds over my ceiling weight of 135. I’m a only 5′ tall; that’s a lot of weight for me! A LOT OF WEIGHT.
Now, as a Beachbody coach, I tell my customers not to worry about weight. I tell them they should focus on eating properly for their workouts, and the weight will kind of take care of itself. I’m going to try REALLY REALLY hard to follow my own advice, and not focus on the scale.
This is my game plan to get back down to a manageable size (because I had to buy one new pair of jeans in a bigger size AND they’re uncomfortably tight and I’ll be damned if I’m buying anymore)
- Wear my fitbit again, because I like the motivation to hit my step goal (15k) everyday
- I started a new round of Body Beast on Monday. The weight’s not going to come off with this workout, but I should drop inches and firm up
- Eat 40-50% of my calories as protein so I can power through my workouts
- Start training for the Hollywood Half Marathon in April
Wish me luck! I totally need it because it’s Pumpkin Spice Everything season and I like to eat.