Attack of the the Newlywed 15


I never caught a case of the Freshman 15, but did you know there was a Newlywed 15?!! Seriously, I if it's not stretchy or flowy, I can't wear it anymore. Sigh...People keep telling me that it's happy weight. Well I was happy before so what type of mess is this that being more happy comes with extra pounds?!! I want no parts of this!!

Time for change! This is why I came up with the goal of losing 10lbs before 2016. I understand that it's ambitious, but something has to give! I need to try and change some unhealthy habits before I turn that 15 into 30.

  • So this morning, I weighed in. The number was shocking, but it helped me get a visual of the the damage that's been done and has me ready for change.
  • Next, I joined a new gym this weekend. Not a big deal because I was a member of another gym, but I never went. This gym is closer to home making it easier for me to go (hopefully). They also have classes that I like and a pool for some aqua fitness. 
  • I did meal prep for the week. No more fast food!!! I will take lunch to work and have dinner ready when I get home from the gym. Healthy snacks only. No junk. No sugar. Ya'll pray for me please!!!!!
  • I logged back into MyFitnessPal...after 5 months of inactivity. Time to start tracking my meals and exercises and fight this fat!!!
  • I also wear my Fitbit everyday to track my steps. I haven't reached my 10K/day step goal in a while. Going to make an effort to move more. My friend challenged me to a "Workweek Hustle" this week (again) and I hope to give her some competition for a change. My High Steps badge is coming soon...

This is gonna be a struggle, but I know I am capable of doing better. Fitness is just not "my thing." Before the age of 25, I could eat whatever, sleep all day and still maintain a size 4 jeans. The good ole days! I do want to live a healthier lifestyle get to "trophy wife" status. I'd love some fitness tips and recommendations for healthy (and tasty) recipes. Please share and help me achieve goal #15 on my list.

For all of you who advise me to eat only air and workout 7 days a week....

26 comments

  1. LOVE! It was a newlywed twenty for me, hhahaha. My unlimited 5 weeks of Pure Barre starts Friday at 9:30am!!!! WE CAN DO THIS!

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    1. GO YOU!!!! Let me know how that is. I have that on my list to try. It looks sooooo intense. The sweat will be good. WE GOT THIS!!! GO US!!

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  2. I'm starting to get back into the swing of things after a week of chaos. I'm sure you'll achieve your 10lbs loss before 2016.

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    1. Chaos always gets in the way! I've been saying, "I'll start Monday" for months, but something always comes up. Hoping that peace comes and you can stay on track. Good luck and thanks for the support!

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  3. Girl we're in the same boat... I down for shedding 10lbs before 2016! Went jean shopping yesterday and refused to purchase because of the size I would have to get...

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    1. The struggle is really real!! We will fit in our jeans again. Claiming it!! I'll be checking in on you...

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  4. I lost 50+ pounds two years ago (gained a few back though). For me it was all about portion control and not about changing the foods I loved. We still went to McD's, but we would split a burger instead of each having our own.

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    1. Good to know!!! I don't have to deprive myself of the things I love. Everything in moderation. Thanks so much!! And congrats on keeping the weight off.

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  5. I need a fitbit! I lost 50 pounds and am working my way towards 80!! I recently found the app on the iPhone that tracks your steps so that's what I've been using. If I don't make it to my goal of steps per day I make myself walk in place if I decide to watch TV... multitasking, I love it.

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    1. So proud of you for losing that much!! I'm looking forward to learning some tips from your blog. I like that steps tip!!! Why didn't I think of that?? I'm going to try and do that. Maybe while doing dishes too. Thanks!! Keep up the great work!

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  6. Haha! You are hilarious! I never had the freshman 15 either but I can see the Newlywed 15! Good luck!

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    1. You have to stay in good spirits about it right?? Lol Thanks for stopping by!!

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  7. I gained about 10 pounds after I got married. That struggle is REAL. I had a baby a year and half later and lost weight and gained it back, so I cannot blame either of these people that live here. Sigh. But even if I never get back to my wedding weight I am okay. I am trying to get back to the weight I was when I gained the 10 pounds!!

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    1. Yes yes yes!! I'm trying to lose the weight now before baby weight comes!! Give myself some wiggle room for later :-) These holidays are the only issue getting in the way, but going to work hard to stay on track. Good luck getting to wedding weight! Focus on your favorite wedding picture and imagine yourself putting that dress on and it still fitting. You got this!!

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  8. Oh dear, newlywed so much weight gain I don't want to say!!!:) I still am struggling and need to get down...
    You can do this! I can't wait to check back and see how you manage!!:)

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    1. They never told us this in pre-marital counseling!! LOL The struggle is real, but we can do it. Wish you luck right along with me. Hope to report on a loss and not a gain :-)

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  9. Way to go on making these steps! I just shared a story on my blog about a mom who lost 120 pounds in 10 months, so you can TOTALLY do this! I lost 10 pounds a few years ago and did it mostly by changing what I was eating (clean eating) and exercise at home. Here's the post in case you want to know what I used to help with that - http://www.wellnessmomlife.com/how-i-got-fit-at-home/

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    1. 120lbs!!!!! That's awesome!! Thanks for sharing! Will read/follow your blog. I appreciate the help. Will let you know if any of your tips worked for me too :-)

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  10. In our case, my husband got the newlywed 15... I always feel bad that he gained and I have a fast metabolism but that's why you work as a team to reach your goals! Welcome to newlywedhood! I love my fitbit too, good luck!

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    1. Lucky you!! Unfortunately, in my case, we both have gained! But you are right...we are working together as a team to get these extra pounds off. Thanks for the support!

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  11. OY I totally got the newlywed 15... much to my dismay. Back to the gym I go! Blah.

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    1. It's a killer isn't it!!!??? I have faith that we will be successful in fighting the extra pounds. I'm headed to the gym this evening. Yay me!!...that's me trying to sound excited.

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  12. I wasn't one of them that told you it was "happy" weight. Hopefully your favorite saying "starting Monday" changed to "started Monday".

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    1. HAAAAAAAA! No you were not one of those. And yes I did start Monday. I now just need to continue pushing. Thanks for the support!

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  13. Good luck! Let me know what I can do to help.

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    1. Thanks! Trying to keep up with you!!

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