January 3rd- who knew I’d care about it so much?

Today means a lot of things for me: for one, I’m starting a diet. Well, not quite a diet, but I started working out yesterday, and I’m starting to track my food and workouts to try to lose all the weight I gained when I moved in with Mathew’s family a few years ago.

If you didn’t know, when I met Mathew, I knew he was “the one” and I decided I needed to look my BEST for him. I joined a gym, started eating less (and eating WAY healthier- but still enjoying my fave foods), and went from a size 12 to a size 2 in 6 months. I’m sure that sounds drastic, but I lost about 10 pounds a month. I was at the gym 5 times a week for about 3 hours a night, and loved it. I worked out with my sister and a friend who is a fitness model, and had a blast. Then, I moved to Waco to be with Mathew, and started enjoying all his mom’s amazing southern cooking. No, I don’t blame her, but I do blame how yummy everything tasted. I had so many new recipes to try and unfortunately it led to my downfall. Those 60 lbs- completely gained back (and more) in just 3 years. It’s been awful. I hate the way I look and I hate shopping for clothes (something I once loved doing). I hate the scale (which used to be my best friend) and I hate how most thoughts in my mind are about food.

Thanks to Laura from The Luckiest in Love, I’ve decided to get my butt in gear. I started a workout program yesterday (something I found on Pinterest) and joined Myfitnesspal.com (which Laura is on). It tracks what you eat, how many calories and fat and all kinds of other stuff, as well as how much you’ve worked out, and how many calories you can still eat to keep yourself on track. I even got the Iphone app for it (it was free) and I love how I can scan barcodes of items in my house and it pulls it up instantly! In any case, I’m hoping today can start getting me on the right track. I can use all the help I can get, and I’ll gladly keep you guys in the loop!

Secondly, not only does today signify this huge change for me, but it is the 1 month anniversary of our wedding! Can you believe we’ve been married an entire month? It’s finny because I feel two things: 1) that we’ve been married forever, and 2) that we just got married yesterday. Yeah, I know that’s an oxymoron, but that’s the way it feels! I can’t wait to see what this next month has in store for us.

Lastly, we’re tearing down Christmas today because I go back to work tomorrow. Sadly, I wish this vacation could last forever (can’t I stay a stay at home wife forever?!) but unfortunately it can’t. Taking down our Christmas stuff will be good, though, and we’ll have more room in our living room, which will be nice! I’ll be posting about Christmas and our honeymoon soon (I suppose I should charge my camera battery, huh?) and I’ll even make a post about how fun New Years was!

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