Yes, I am saying it publicly…..Yes, I am overweight!
I have never been in denial that I am overweight but a week and half ago I had to go shopping to get some new jeans and well I do not like the size I had purchase. Over the last 2 years of living here in Poland I have put on roughly 20 kilograms or just over 40 pounds, not good! I had never stepped on a scale basically the whole time I have lived here and blamed the pants sizes going up on Polish clothes just running small here. Yes, Polish people know how to cook and well the restaurants are kind of amazing too. Which is the reason why I have gained all of this weight.
But enough is enough and unluckily/luckily(depending on who’s view) my dear friend is in the same boat as I am with weight issues. So I picked her up a week ago and I said, “Today is the day, we are going a gym!” She gained a few kilo’s while she lived in The Netherlands(aka Holland) and she moved back a few months ago to Bydgoszcz. We lived 3 houses from each other, we went to the same church, and our husband’s worked at the same military base there and now we live 5 minutes from each other in her hometown. Who would have ever imagined we would be neighbors in 2 completely different countries? And who says God does not work in mysterious ways?
Anyways, last week Wednesday we did this….
We joined a local gym! It is one of those things, if I pay for it, I am going to use it.
Over the past 7 days we have been doing this…
I have lost weight before on my own but I will be the first to admit it is boring and to be honest I only did maybe half the workout. Before we moved here I lost few kilo’s but because of my amazing workout buddy that I had(miss ya Wanda!) I lost more than I thought I would because I knew she would be waiting for me at the gym rain or shine. Now once again, I have another workout out buddy who I make appointments with to go to the gym every morning and if we did not have an appointment with each other or with the personal trainer I am sure we would have gone to the gym maybe 2 times instead of the 5 that we have other the last 7 days.
So there you have it, I am overweight but hopefully over the next several months you will see a new healthier me! I have lost 1 kilogram already this past week, woo hoo!
So here is the question for today because of my daughter and I discussing what to title this blog. Do you have a problem with the word “fat”? I say I am fat, she says “overweight”, what do you think?