11.02.2012

The Newlywed Fifteen


I didn't know the "Newlywed 15" was an actual thing until I recently read an article about it. Similar, to the Freshman 15, apparently it's the phenomenom where a recently married woman starts packing on the pounds. Well, I'm here to tell you folks, I have been well on my way to gaining the Newlywed 15. Ugh.

It started on the honeymoon- I mean, hello, all-inclusive. Then when we got back to our new home, and carried on with our new lives, we just kind of fell into a rut. Work all day, come home, eat dinner, cuddle and watch TV until bedtime. I only see my husband for a couple hours every day so I wanted to soak them all up. As it turns out, this was a recipe for a flabby tummy and just general out-of-shape-ness.

Fortunately, through my employer's health insurance I'm able to get a gym membership for $25/month. I signed myself up about a month ago and yesterday I made my first trip to the fitness center down the road from my office.

I'd been putting it off for so long because I was just plain dreading finding out how out of shape I'd become. I mean, I'm not exactly athletic, but there was a time when I could run 8 or so miles a night. So, I hopped on the treadmill, walked for a mile and decided to give the running thing a shot. I would have been content with running a mile and feeling okay, but when I ran two and could have kept going- I was ecstatic!

My "Before" picture taken right before I hopped on the treadmill!

I'm so thankful that God has blessed me with an able body and I want to make sure I never take that for granted. I'm also lucky to still have my youth so that when I go such a prolonged period of non-exercise, I can bounce back pretty quickly.

Anyway, I just needed to share my efforts so that I can hold myself accountable and continue this endeavor to be a fit and fabulous wifey!

9 comments:

  1. Girrrrl. Please. You're bod is rockin'! :)
    But I totally hear you. Constantly cooking and eating around a boy with a phenomenal metabolism is HARD. :)

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  2. I def gained it. I need this frump to be gone stat!

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  3. Girl....can we fight this newlywed 15 together?? Because I'm in the SAME BOAT! How are we gonna fix it??

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  4. If my newlywed 15 looked like yours I'd be PUMPED! Haha The sad part is I'm not even a newlywed anymore and I'm still carrying it around. Boooo

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  5. this absolutely happened to me! in my opinion I think you look great but you gotta do what makes you happy!!

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  6. Yes...the weight gain, I'm right there with you. I hired a personal trainer through uni (a lot cheaper thank goodness) and we recently also bough a family subscription to our local health&fitness centre. I'm hoping tomorrow will be my first cardio (in a loooooong time.)

    Good luck with your workouts!

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  7. I think I'm getting motivated just reading this! All I could think of when I read this was how tiny you looked when you were here last weekend. BUT...you are wise to catch it now!! I love you, KBS!
    MS

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  8. I totally hear you!! Not to mention cooking for two and having lots of quality time together. I say enjoy it now! That's what winter is for...hunkering down, eating comfort food, and cuddling by the fire!! ;) Of course, this is coming from the girl that has the 10-15 from baby!

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  9. I think I may have gained a newlywed 15 too, mostly because we lived near a Wawa, which made brownies and mozzarella sticks way too accessible lol. Good luck shaping up!

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