The NEW Freshman 15

First thing’s First: Happy New Year Everyone!!!!

Okay, I know that was super late, but, for reasons that should be obvious, I couldn’t post on New Year’s Eve….or New Year’s Day…or the day after New Year’s Day…

Regarding the entire holiday season; Christmas was very, very good. I got everything I asked for, including a LV handbag I’d had my eye on, some jewelry I had been lusting after, and a coat that will ensure I won’t get snow up my sleeves this year while skiing. All in all, it was a great holiday season; filled with food, drinks, friends, food, drinks, food, and good times (and drinks) Oh, and did I mention the food?

On a related note (and you’ll see why, in a moment) I’m hosting one of my best friends’ bachelorette party in Miami this spring, and, as always, I have taken my party planning to the extreme. But, in my haste to make sure EVERYTHING is perfect for this party, I really neglected my workout routine in the final months of 2011. Between that neglect and the yummy food and great cocktails that were EVERYWHERE this holiday season, the result was: Scary weight that will NOT be joining me in Miami.

It’s funny, I’ve never been concerned about weight in my life. I was always the “skinny” girl, who always got told by various southern relatives that I needed to “eat something”.  You know the type:  no boobs, skinny legs, knobby knees, no butt.  But then one day, sophomore year in college BAM!  Outta nowhere….well, I mean, I still wasn’t “video-vixen” curvy like some of my friends, but I was happy with what I had.

Fast forward to after college. I wasn’t as active after college as I was during, but I still worked out, so things were cool. I also lived in a city where I could walk most everywhere I wanted to go, or at least walk to the train.  Fast forward to 2007:  I had relocated to a city that I wasn’t too keen on. It was actually a suburban nightmare, to be honest.  I went from the aforementioned city where I could walk anywhere, to a place where I HAD to get into a car to go EVERYWHERE! Needless to say, I gained the dreaded “Freshman 15”; a bullet that I was lucky enough to have dodged as a freshmen.  To my dismay, I began to realize that perhaps “The Freshman 15” could strike during ANY major life change, not just college.

Fast forward to January 1, 2012. That blasted 15 is still hanging out, and my workout schedule has been spotty at best, since I’ve moved back to the East Coast. So with that being said, the holiday weight MUST GO along with the post-freshman 15, and the excuses.  And they all must go before I step foot in Miami.  I hate to say I’m starting all of this as a New Year’s Resolution, but since I didn’t start on January 1, I guess I get a pass, right?  Right??

As I go along, I’ll be updating my work out/weight loss/diet log, and if you guys have any questions along the way, feel free to ask.  I’ll be posting before and after pics as well, but not until I’m finished, because I’m not that brave.  And for the record, I’m already 5 lbs down, so I’m super psyched!!!!

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Posted on January 6, 2012, in Diet and Exercise and tagged , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Bookmark the permalink. 1 Comment.

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