Sunday, January 24, 2016

A Weight Update

This January, I vowed to eat healthier and exercise more often.

Real original, I know.

But guess what?

I've stuck with it.

(Insert shocked emoji face here.)

After 24 straight days of exercise (I haven't missed a workout yet!) and almost three weeks of better eating (I wasn't quite ready to say farewell to my favorite processed foods on January 1st), I'm down nearly 10 pounds!

(Insert another shocked emoji face here.)

The last time I lost a bunch of weight—five years ago, but who's counting?—I made sure to blog about my ups, down, frustrations...really, just all the thoughts and emotions that go along with this sort of journey.

And I'm so glad that I did. Because I cannot tell you how many times I've referenced those old posts this month, finding comfort and encouragement in my own words.

From now on, I'd like to have a sort of weekly update (on Leggings Love, I titled those posts "Wednesday Weigh-In," which is, again, not very original) so I'll have this adventure chronicled someplace safe.

I'd just journal about it, but my hand hurts when I write longer than, oh, five minutes or so.

So today, I'm introducing the first in a new series of posts.

They won't be called "Slender Sunday" or "Skinny Sunday." As tempting as these titles were (God, I'm a sucker for alliteration), this new weight-loss journey isn't about "Thinspiration" or "Nothing tastes as good as skinny feels."*

This is about learning to love my body and myself and making healthy decisions that are rooted in these positive thoughts.

I want to take better care of myself because I love and respect myself.

So sure, I'll delight in that number dropping on the scale. And yeah, there are moments I am going to really want to eat an entire pint of Häagen-Dazs and will be really peeved that I can't.

But ultimately, this quest is one that seeks a healthier, happier me.

So thank you for tuning in to the first edition of "In Fine Form."

Hope to see you next week! :)

*Pretty sure I can think of at least 10 things that do. And I'm not even trying hard.


  1. Congrats on your new mindset Jenna! I think this is the most important lesson we can learn: it's really not about the number on the scale. It's about how you feel, how healthy you are and how well you treat yourself. I'll definitely be cheering you on, and keep my fingers crossed!
    Have a lovely week!

  2. Woohoo! Congrats Jenna! I need your motivation. This month has been rough for me! I love the title of your reflections!