As my first post I’d like to introduce myself and explain why I am here. My name is Courtney, I am 24 years old and am a Physics major as well as a full time nanny. I had gotten very sick a couple of years ago which left me sedentary and one hundred pounds heavier than I had ever been before. Once we found out that my illness was caused by a common birth control, I was back on track to my health and was given the okay to begin exercising to lose the excess weight. I had lost 80 pounds within a year, but quickly put back on 35lbs after a few big life events. Now that I have figured out how to balance my life including taking care of myself, I have lost a total of 45 lbs. I want to lose at least 45-60 more lbs but more than anything I just want to be healthy and fit again, and preferably a size 12. I figured blogging along with tracking my diet and exercise like I did before will help me attain my goals. I am getting married near the end of the year so I have a couple of months to lose about 20 lbs beforehand, which I know is doable.
Anyways, that’s enough for now. Tomorrow morning begins a new exercise routine and I figured I would begin with workout DVDs. My fiance and I are going to start running together (he is in excellent shape) a couple of evenings a week so that will be even more motivation.
Looking forward to getting to know others along the weight loss journey path and hoping to provide and receive support and advice!