I'm sure you all noticed that prior to this week, it had been kind of quiet around these parts. That's because I was getting my life back together!
With the holidays and the vicious winter we're all trying to recover from, I gained a good deal of hibernation weight! Not wanting to venture out, the comfort foods and libations damn near did me in.
You can fight your way into a pair of Spanx and angle your body into the mirror and lie to yourself all you like. But the camera does not lie. Mine is brutally honest. And if you take as many pictures as I do from all angles, it's a harsh reality that I had to face. My ass had gotten fat!
And I was feeling terrible -- physically terrible. My knees had started to ache and swell often. And I was constantly feeling bloated. And my energy level was completely depleted. At 43 years old, I should NOT be winded walking up stairs. So I had to get busy.
So, I had a pity party for all of five minutes and then I bought myself a brand new gym membership and downloaded the My Fitness Pal app and got busy! If you follow me on my Instagram: @ericabunker, you've seen my progress. I've turned into a total gym rat. I'm serious about getting in my 4-5 day a week workouts, which include an hour of elliptical cardio (I'm a beast on that thing! I average around 700+ calories burned.) And strength training which is excellent for women my age. Especially those of us experiencing perimenopausal symptoms. Yes, I'm starting to night sweat and I'm pretty sure this also contributed to weight collecting in my middle. So I'm pretty much in the fight of my life.
But that's okay, because I'm winning! A couple of months ago, I couldn't even almost fasten these pants. Now they slid on and fastened with the greatest of ease! Now why have I decided to share all of this? For accountability. Now that I've put it out there, I have an image to uphold! LOL