Sunday, August 5, 2012


As some of you may know, I am a military wife. If that ain't a tough enough job, I don't know what is. Right now my husband is deployed and I'm trying to think of things to not only keep my spirits up, but to keep me... I suppose the best word is distracted.

Distraction has been one of the best things to get me through these deployments (aside from my attention needy cat, chocolate and family); and even though we are on #4, it really hasn't gotten any easier. I thought it would, but I am quickly learning that I was wrong.

Writing has helped a ton, but I want to do more. So, against my better judgment I've decided to start exercising. Okay, maybe it's not against my better judgement, but my muscles would say otherwise. Not to mention that summer is probably the worst time to decide to get in shape. What am I going to tone up for, so I can look better in a knitted sweater or thick winter jacket?!

Have I lost my mind?

Anyway, maybe I'm crazy for deciding to share this journey, but I'm hoping that it'll keep me motivated by posting about it. This is definitely not the first time I said I was going to get in shape and totally quit! Besides it's always easier when you're not doing it alone right?

My goal is to lose 30 lbs. in 17 weeks. Now, is that possible? Probably not. Hell, if I could lose 10, I'd be ecstatic, but my goal is 30 and I'm sticking with it. Only time will tell how close I actually get to that goal.

I won't be doing any crazy diets like sprinkling magic dust on my food, or popping pills that will mysteriously make my mid-drift disappear. I've decided to take a different approach. Good, old-fashioned exercise, and healthier eating. Doesn't sound too hard, right? That's what I keep telling myself. It will be easy, I just have to do it!

So, tomorrow is day one, which means I'll be posting next Sunday with the first week of my results.
I currently weight X (Yes, I've chickened out in sharing my exact weight! A girl needs to retain a little mystery doesn't she?) I will, however, be posting the number of pounds lost during each weekly post.

So, wish me luck everyone and pray for me!


  1. Good luck! You can do it. Just find exercise you enjoy and it won't even feel like working out. For example I just got back from Zumba, so much fun and laughs I love it, but it really gives you a workout.

    Hope you reach your goal! xxx

  2. Ooh maybe I should try that too! I saw that my gym has classes for it :)

  3. I have the same goal of losing weight and getting in shape. I am training with one of the guys I used to do MMA with; some days are good and some days aren't. But you can do it, as long as you don't give up.

  4. Megan I can totally relate to everything. My husband went through 2 deployments, its tough but keep busy and positive thoughts! Thats the key. Also with losing weight, I lost 30 pounds and its not easy. I started at 150 and went down to 120, I went from a size 8/10 to a 4! Let me say the number one thing for me was soda, give it up. Also I pretty much stopped eating everything I love until the weight went down. Then you can enjoy those things again but in small amounts :) Also I started running. I signed up for 5K's and now I'm addicted. I love running and I love how I feel after. I don't run fast but its a great way to work out stress. I dealt with the military life for 13 years, my husband was in the thick of it for a long time. You seem to have a nice support group from other authors and your followers. Remember positive thoughts :)

  5. Thanks for all the positive vibes everyone. It really makes this whole journey a little bit easier. Soda is a good thing to give up! I picked fast food as my first big sacrifice. I've done really well at hitting the gym this week and I REALLY hope I have a good report for this Sunday. Haven't stepped on the scale yet so I have no clue if I've lost anything, but I've got my fingers crossed.