Admittedly, I sometimes feel like the only curvy Southern gal in Atlanta (which is ridiculous, I know) but this baby got back (and some chest...and with that some heavier upper arms). Which means that it can be difficult sometimes to pull off my favorite prepster looks by J Crew and Lilly.
Additionally, I've managed to regain some pounds since our wedding that I had worked so hard to shed. So, starting today, I'm kicking myself back into gear.
For me, that means two things: Weight Watchers (aka Dub-Dub) and Jillian Michaels. Now, I have to admit that I am growing tired of Jillian's pop-up ads, but this girl is effective. Also, after listening to her on Mike Huckabee's show (yes, Mr. Southern has a ridiculous affinity for FoxNews), I was even more inspired. She used to eat Cheetos (my favorite snack food)! So yes, she is highly commercialized now but I don't care. She's got great fitness routines and I'm planning on buying other DVDs (I currently own the 30-Day Shred and Biggest Loser Cardio and Sculpting).
For the WW, it's not fun. I am a huge foodie but the sad truth is that I (and most people) cannot eat whatever we want whenever we want. I will still bake and eat ice cream and dine out- I just have to learn to do it in moderation. I'm just not terribly good at moderation- in anything in my life! But, it's more not-fun trying to squeeze into clothes that used to fit than it is to count points. The key, of course, is remembering that.
I'll probably never be a size 4, but I am committed to getting back to my size 8. And for me, that will be kick-ass enough.