Odd thing to say but as I’m trying to lose weight and just overall be healthier and feel better, I just realized that I don’t know how much I weigh or how much I want to. When I go through “moods” or “phases” of eating healthy and exercising, I normally have a number goal in mind, but honestly I just want to comfortably wear a bra and leggings to the gym. I mean I probably wouldn’t do that because that just screams stare at me (and I’m definitely not about that life), but if I wanted to I would like to have the option. This is my goal.
I also want to feel better. Not feel so tired or out of shape. I like feeling strong, powerful, and like I could kick some a**, and let’s be real you never feel that way after eating a pint of ice cream or half a pizza, you probably just want to take a nap.
I think having goals are important to keep you motivated, but I don’t necessarily think having a number in mind is the best way to get in shape. If you can, gauge how far you are from wearing a pair of jeans or something. I think that’s better than saying if I lose 20 pounds I’ll be happy because who knows what 20 pounds will do, whereas if you try to fit in your old pair of jeans you know what that feels and looks like.
Side note, I think I was 10 pounds heavier in the picture above then where I am now. I’m almost positive only because those pants are significantly looser on me now than before.