|December 2011 - |
My shameful "Before" picture!
I am proud to say that today I am a whole new person. I am 45lbs lighter than I was in the beginning of 2012. I feel amazing. I wake up every day with a smile. I love myself, I love how I feel, I love exercise, I love my energy and for the first time in my life I love looking at myself in the mirror! I ate healthy and worked out 6 days a week for 9 months. It didn't happen overnight. It wasn't easy. I still struggle daily with my food and sometimes I'm unmotivated to exercise. As of today I run 3x's a week usually 5-7 miles. I'm still shocked I'm a runner! I struggled endlessly with shin splints in the beginning. Then I still try to go to the gym 2-3 times a week for a minimum of 1 hour, including utilizing my personal trainer still one of those days. I'm now a Beachbody coach. (http://beachbodycoach.com/newdaynewyou) I also am studying to become a certified personal trainer.
I look back at my blog and it is a reminder to me of the fact that I basically ate nothing but cakes and cookies day in and day out. Now I don't post. I miss posting. But it isn't easy to diet and exercise and still spend time being creative in the kitchen.
2013 I plan on spending time making healthy dishes and also learning how to make my favorite Japanese dishes. We have another 1 1/2 years in Japan and I love it and plan on making the most of it.
So stay tuned because I've got some awesome looking Japanese recipes lined up to wrap up this year and hopefully new, creative healthy dishes coming up in 2013.
Tonight I'm going to try to make homemade mochi. Yes, mochi! I bet many of you have no idea what that even is!