• MLMagee

Feel the Burn or the Blubber

Updated: Jan 18, 2019

I made this category in attempts to motivate myself to work towards becoming the healthiest and best version of myself. About a year and a half ago, I was put on birth control for health reasons. That was a sad, sad day for me because I've never been a fan of the stuff. For a girl who wants a load of kids . . . a pill that prevents you from having them for any amount of time, wasn’t something I was down with; I was always concerned about the possibility of long-term effects.

Well, come to find out that I didn’t have much choice in the matter, and that demon pill made me gain ten pounds in two weeks! TEN POUNDS . . . TWO WEEEEKKKKSSS! The weight gain slowed down after that, but it never stopped. I was on the pill for a little over a year before I said ENOUGH! Health smealth, until I lost the weight I’d gained and then some, I'm not touching another one of those blasphemous pills.

But unfortunately, making this category didn’t motivate me because I've done nothing so far. Well, that isn’t entirely true. I've lost a little weight, primarily because I've cut some things out of my diet. I've cut bread—mostly because I have a slight gluten allergy (dumbest thing I've ever heard, but it’s an actual thing). I've cut fried foods almost completely out of my diet, red meats, and I only drink a glass of orange juice with two teaspoons of apple cider vinegar in the morning and at night, and water for the rest of the day. Oh, and no junk food. I have a huge sweet tooth, so I still struggle with that one.

What am I left with? Baked chicken, baked fish and other seafood, fruits, and almost every veggie there is. I've really become obsessed with soups, so I found some recipes that I'm going to try and share with you all soon.

While I've changed my eating habits, I haven’t changed much of anything about my workout regiment or lack thereof because I despise working out. I hate everything about it except the cute clothes and the feeling I have when I'm done. Everything in between can kick rocks. I hate working out so much that I will go out of my way to avoid it. I’ll say I'm sick, cramping, I’ll fake sleep, I have other plans, I’m way too busy, or I got kids.

I love a good “I got kids.” I use them to get out of everything that I don’t like or want to do, whether it’s going out or going on another date with a guy that curses more than a sailor and has baby hands. Ugh, can you imagine?! At first I thought that it was just a habit for him, but I came to realize that he just wasn’t creative enough to come up with simple words in lieu of the curse words . . . his vocabulary was about as tiny as his hands, and that just wasn’t for me. But while all of my friends know what I'm doing when I say, “I gots kids,” it’s the truth and really can’t be disputed. :)

But I am going to try to do better. I really want to get into yoga. So far, I've watched a couple of those twenty-minute yoga videos on Youtube, and I haven’t made it passed the first 7 minutes. Yoga is hard! But I'm going to keep at it, and let you all know how it’s going. I might even post some pictures of my progress . . . we’ll see.

What are some good beginner level workouts that will give me results in a short amount of time? Is there any such thing (I will love you forever if you say yes)?

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