Hi everyone! So back in the summer of 2009, J and I started a new exercise regime, that led to some pretty decent weight loss on my part (50 pounds over the course of a year) and to both of us feeling better about ourselves. Then I quite my job and gained ten pounds the next month. And then winter rolled around and I gained ten more. And then spring rolled around and I gained five more. And then I crash dieted 10-15 pounds off. And then they came back.
I the meantime, J started Atkins last April and has lost 40 pounds. He's now the weight that I was at my heaviest (though not my current weight, if you followed the second-grade-math word problem up there). I'm more than a little freaked out about that.
Then, last week, we took a walk on the trail around the park behind our house. For the first time in almost a year, the 2.5 mile trail totally wore me out. Translation? I'm out of shape. So, since I've been struggling with my Friday posts, I decided to add a new category to Finicky Fridays. I thought about calling it Fatty Fridays, but J tells me that's negative self talk (something we avoid here at the MP). Then I decided on Fitness Friday (since that's what we're going for). And I thought maybe I'd do it on the first Friday of the month (since it's all alliterative), but then I thought that maybe I should do fourth or fifth Friday instead. Then, I remembered that since the over-arching Friday theme is Finicky, it really doesn't matter when I decide to post a Fitness Friday post. So you can look for them on Fridays. Next time I'll think about actually sharing stats. Feel free to join the fun.