I participated in #FitReaders early this year but then my daughter stopped sleeping and my whole life revolved around that. I stopped exercising because I had no time to and I stress-ate my way through several months. I was already heavier than I wanted to be but I added a few more pounds and began to feel like a stuffed sausage in my clothes.
In May, my husband changed shifts at work and is now home in the evenings and I decided it was time to get back on track. In June, I started using My Fitness Pal to track my calories and I started exercising five days a week. I started Couch 2 5K again because it's a great way to motivate me back into running. This is the last week of Couch 2 5K and then next week I'll start the 10K program.
With all of these changes, I have lost 6 lbs! I am hoping to lose 4-6 more pounds by the end of the summer. I'm trying to make changes that are maintainable instead of starving myself and then gaining all the weight back later. I think it's going really well and I feel so much better.
I'm excited to participate in #FitReaders again and will keep you posted on my progress!