We started this in August of 2013 but neither were truly ready - in some cases not able - to start and work towards the results.
Last November I began to wean myself back into exercise. I found that I loved it. Really!! All of my old dancer muscle memory began to re-emerge. I took the plunge and hired a trainer. I love my trainer.
Good food and exercise shed 26 pounds of fat and I found myself size shrinking, too.
A back injury later, I could not exercise for about 6 weeks. In that time, 10 pounds found their way back to me. Despite joining Weight Watchers and despite what I knew about nutrition at this point, my center of discipline had evaporated when the exercise went away.
Rehabbed and ready to go, I have returned to the gym and also to a Couch to 5K program. I've always wanted to run but it seemed so daunting.
Here's the lesson for me. If I lose one point of discipline (routine), I want to find ways to keep the other healthy disciplines moving forward. A vacation that takes me off of food plan, is augmented with more walking or pool aerobics. A back injury means vigilance around nutrition.
I'm worth it.
Oh, by the way....sister is down close to 70 pounds since April!
We've got this.