Ya’ll, losing weight is really hard. It’s been a difficult, extremely slow process for me and lately I’ve been so busy it’s been tough to make eating healthy and working out a priority. And just when I felt like my goal of losing 25 lbs this year was completely and totally insane… I weighed myself.
I hate getting on the scale, because to me it’s demoralizing. It never moves as much as I think it should, compared to how hard I worked. So I don’t do it very often. As in, maybe once a month, if that. I’ve been so consumed with other things lately that it’s been more than a month since I stepped on the scale and honestly, I prepared myself for the worst. I haven’t been working out more than once a week and I’ve been eating out more than I should.
So I braced myself for a gain.
To my surprise and utter delight I didn’t gain. I LOST. Guess riding a second horse is really paying off in more ways than one! Of course, I couldn’t help but then track my progress year to date. Even though in January I was the heaviest I’ve ever been, I’m happy to say that’s no longer true. Today, I am not the heaviest I’ve ever been; in fact, I’m down 13 lbs this year. It’s still a long way off from my goal, and my goal might not be totally realistic at this point, but you know what? I’ve made significant progress. So naturally, I celebrated with a new shirt I’ve been coveting from Sporthorse Lifestyle and a ride with my BFF: