*Warning – I’ve realized while looking through the gazillion pictures in this post that my bedroom is horridly under-decorated. Apparently I got tired of hanging pictures and such after I decorated the main floor of our house when we bought it last spring. Oops! I’ll just call the bedroom simplistic ‘zen’ or something. 😉
Anyway, I just wanted to tell y’all that I figured out the key to me getting fit. Back in November ’09 (when I first started this blog!) I was wanting to get fit and get pregnant. So far I suck at both.
However, I started working out and counting calories, and later that month I bought an elliptical machine for our house. Including shipping and warranty and whatnot, I think we got it for just under $1,000. A lot of money, for sure, but the gym membership in my little town is expensive as hell and doesn’t include the cost of any classes, so it will basically pay for itself in two years (not to mention it’s at my house, so I’m much more likely to use it).
|We were renting a tiny house back then, so we just shoved the dining room table into the corner and voila, there was space for the elliptical. 🙂 Looked pretty goofy, but I used it all the time b/c I had to walk past it every day.|
|Thanks to portion control and exercise, I was down 20# by June 2010 and feeling pretty darn good about my chances of losing the last 10#!|
|I wish I could have afforded a Precor, but this one is still pretty nice – adjustable incline and everything!|
|However, since this is obviously my side of the best (yay for BBT)…|
|That means this is his side. Um, yeah, not much space, BUT, it’s for the greater good, you know? 😉|
|We do have some space to move the bed over, but it’s kind of fun to watch him suffer in silence, since he’s just happy that I’m working out and feeling better about myself again. 🙂|
I’m going to keep working out and eating better through the end of this month and then weigh in on Feb. 1st and set some goals for myself. It was depressing to realize on January 1st that I had gained back 15# of the 20# I lost last spring, but I know I can do this! It’s going to suck having my husband working out of town, BUT, it’s actually easier for me to eat healthy when I’m only cooking for myself and buying groceries for myself. I would love to get down to my goal weight before getting pregnant, though I would obviously take a BFP yesterday if I could. Hopefully losing some weight will better optimize my chances for pregnancy as well!
*Yes, I know our satellite dish is on a folding table instead of a proper entertainment center or dresser…it’s another one of those items that we just haven’t gotten around to buying yet. Someday we’ll get this house furnished. 🙂