Thursday, July 5, 2012

Getting Down To Business

(No, unfortunately I don't have any Huns to defeat...)

Anyway, I figured that since I'm holding myself accountable and weighing in and all that stuff, I should probably do that.

So, as of this morning, I weigh 201.1. Not the greatest, but hey, it's a place to start.

Also, I felt that keeping visual track of how much weight I lose might help me feel better down the road. So, here is my gross middle section in my cute bikini that I bought 20 pounds ago. Hopefully this thing will fit by the end of summer.


So, yes, as you can see I have rolls, stretch marks, cellulite, the works.

But you know what? I'm about to do some Zumba and start working it off.
Wish me luck!

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Welcome, friends, to a great journey.

I tried writing a lengthy intro to this blog, full of inspiration and tears and hope, but it isn't necessary. I'll cut right to the chase and save us all some time.

I'm Ashleigh. I'm 20 years old. I am a size 18 and weigh in somewhere around 200 pounds. Though I am confident and love myself just as I am, I'm getting married in a year and a half and feel that I could do to drop some weight before my big day. 

When I was in high school, I weighed 130 and I genuinely thought I was beautiful. This is not to say I don't think I'm still beautiful, I just think I would look a lot better if I didn't grow a second chin every time I look down. 

I've tried, somewhat unsuccessfully to lose weight over the past few months. I had a billion excuses, and it really came down to lack of inspiration. So now, here I am, determined to go from a size 18 to a size 8 between now and October of next year. I think it's doable. I have a rough workout plan and enough free time to really apply myself to this. I'm hoping that if I get into good workout habits during the summer, I will stick with them in the fall when I go back to school. 

So, anyway, this blog is my way of keeping tabs on myself. I'll weigh in once a week, post little inspirations, that sort of thing. It should be fun and keep me on track.

Welcome, friends, to my great journey.