Saturday, January 9, 2016

A New Start

The last few months have been turbulent, at best. I had surgery done this past October, and something went wrong, and I had a very hard recovery. I haven't been able to get on my feet until recently. I was couch-bound for weeks on end, and it's been really difficult for me to get back into my normal routine. By Christmas, I was back to normal, and now I'm back to working out at a moderate level. 

It's been really, really difficult to get out of bed early to workout again after 3 months of sleeping in an extra hour or two. My muscles REALLY felt the difference! So although I'm back to working out regularly again, I feel as if I took about 2 steps backwards.

Being January, I wanted to make a fresh start and begin working on my bikini body. Work has slowed down a little bit, being right after the holidays, so it's a perfect time for me to buckle down and get my workouts and food back on track. I know so many of us make healthy resolutions this time of year, and I'm no exception. I tend to call my "resolutions" GOALS, though. I feel like resolutions has such a stigma attached to it. Resolutions are what many think of as a temporary thing, usually lasting until the 3rd week of January. I don't want to go into my goals with that frame of mind, because they are really important to me. 

You can't lose this much weight, and expect to quit after 3 weeks into the new year. I updated my new weight loss pictures to go with my new start!

I've been on the hunt for a new workout program to try, but I can't seem to make up my mind. I'm really drawn to Hammer and Chisel, but have yet to take the plunge! For now, I've been running, getting my food back on track, and getting back into my Bob Harper workouts. What was easy for me 6 months ago is now winding me, so I'm making sure that I work really hard to get my fitness level back up.

One of my goals for this new year was to revive my fitness blog, and start interacting more with my readers. It's been so long since I've updated, I wanted to get back into writing and blogging again. I love seeing the progress some of you have made! 

So what would you like more of? Recipes? Workouts? A group challenge? Let me know in the comments below! 


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