My Baby Weight Loss Journey
- Dr. Waggoner picking a Christmas tree with her family
Here we go. Time for action and accountability. I am putting it out there for the world to see thus inviting accountability. I am inviting you to join me in losing my baby weight. What if I fail? What if I don’t make my goal? This time I think I can.
My name is Dr. Michelle Waggoner and I am a chiropractor, wife and mother. I like shopping and scrapbooking. I love to eat and I love to work out. Strike that. I love to life weights but I do not love to do cardio which is what you need to do to burn fat. I am a mother to Chloe who will be 5 in March, Sadie who turned 3 in December and Ashton, our first boy, born in October. I have been overweight since chiropractic school. I stopped being an athlete and I ate to stay awake or just from sheer boredom. I also have bad eating habits from growing up. But I’m tired of being fat.
Here’s the plan. First I am going to clean up my eating. Stop with the processed food and potato chips. Add in fruits and vegetables at every meal. I know I need protein. That is not a problem for this meat eater. I also adore dairy. (I’m thinking about the Paleo Diet. More on that later.) Second, drink more water. I am a Pepsi addict. There. I said it. I know it’s bad for me but I don’t drink coffee, I loathe it, and so it’s the only source of caffeine I have. (Tea just doesn’t do it for me.) I’m going to cut back. Lastly, work out 3 times a week. I have a gym membership, a Wii including WiiFit and Zumba (tons of fun!) and Jillian Michaels 30 day shred. That should keep me from getting bored.
So come along with me! Cheer me on! I’ll be happy to do the same for you.