If you follow me on Instagram then you know that someone in my village is getting married. I’m so excited and happy, can’t wait to be a part of this very special day. Finally one of us is getting married, lol. My crew and I live life out loud, we don’t hold back, and we like what we like, particularly when it comes to food. We have had food themed ladies nights for as long as I can remember. Food brings us together, it opens the door for many a conversation, food comforts, and food just makes us happy. With the wedding approaching (we have some time, like 10 months) the entire crew has decided to get our lives right and get fit. Have you all seen the wedding squad goals pictures, we are determined to not be the umpa lumpa wedding squads. So what do you do when you need to get your life right, you take all your coins, and you join a gym. At least that’s what I did. Now 4 sizes later, I’m feeling like I can conquer the world.

Each week I have set-up different goals for myself to reach, not necessarily weight related. So far I’ve lapped the track 24 times (football field), lifted my own body weight, completed 2 miles on the elliptical in under 10 minutes (the elliptical and I hated each other in the beginning), doubled what I am able to lift/squat with my legs (my arms ain’t ready yet), completed a 4 mile park trail in the rain (this right here should top all, I looked a hot mess, but I did it), by the way I did the trail running at least half the way which is a miracle seeing as how I don’t run, for anything, ever. These goals have helped me see that if I put my mind to it I can do anything.

So there was a goal I didn’t even set, but I’m adding it to my accomplishments, while in Nordstrom Rack I pass a pair of jeans on sale, size 13, I’m like Nik don’t disappoint yourself just leave them, but I can’t refuse a good sale, so I picked them up. I was shopping with that One Handsome Dad so of course we were in the store for a while, which gave me ample time to contemplate putting them back because of course I couldn’t fit them. I bought them anyway. We get home I immediately head for the bedroom, mentally preparing myself for them not to fit. Both legs in I shimmy them, but then I start to notice I don’t have to do the shimmy or the jump, ladies know what I’m talking about, they are sliding right on up, then I notice I don’t have to lay down and do the squeeze to button them, I can button them while standing. WAIT A MINUTE!!!! OMG THEY FIT!!!!!! I have not worn a size 13 since I was 13, and these actually had a tiny bit of room. I am so excited! (Side note- if you see me wearing these jeans often, deal with it, I’ve dropped 4 sizes for Pete’s sake)

I’m excited on where this fitness journey will take me and will update you guys with the good and the bad as I countdown to WED DAY! If you are looking for inspiration on your own journey, follow my social media, FB: Just One Hot Mom, IG: justonehotmom, and Twitter: just1hotmom. Good Luck!

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