Sunday, November 25, 2012


This is not a fitness blog by far, but this is something that needs to be addressed. So, I'm doing it.

The big elephant  In the room is that I have gained weight. Those that read my blog on a regular basis have been nice enough to grace my page with nothing but support and kindness.

I love you for that, but I must admit that I am not satisfied with the way my body is looking now-a-days.

I'm not going to sit here and try to pinpoint what went wrong.

This time last year I was getting pretty fit and was happy with how I looked.

2012-02-02 collage

At a size 14, my shopping options seemed endless to me.

Now when I look at my pictures, I don't like what I see.

Sure, the outfits are cute! But my body image has changed because I feel the guilt that I am no longer taking care of myself like I used to.

I am giving myself a 30-day challenge.

I am going to focus on getting my fitness regimen back in gear for 30 days starting on Monday, November 26, 2012 - Wednesday December 26, 2012.

I will be accountable in following ways.

·         Working out at least 3 times a week

·         Do one weekend workout within the 30-day period

·         Track my food EVERY DAY on My Fitness Pal.

I want to post pictures, but since it is a 30-day challenge, I may just do a progress report at the end of the challenge.

I might also give blurbs about my progress...I'll just play that part by ear.

As of today, I weigh 217 pounds. My heaviest weight was 220, so I better get started.

before after


  1. No matter what at the end of the day it's how we see & feel about ourselves that matters most. I know that you can do it girlie!!!!! Wishing you much success on the challenge!!!! GO HARD or GO HOME!!!! lol


    1. Great job!!!! I have been on my fitness journey for about 2 months now exercising 3 times a week and trying to eat better and I can already see progress with my arms and legs. Good luck!!!

  2. Kudos to you for challenging yourself!! As Lynn said, what really matters is how you view yourself. I'm right there in the trenches with you, so give me a holler if you need any extra motivation or just wanna holler in general, lol! Good luck with your challenge, and I look forward to reading about a Tammie who's looking good, and feeling even better.

  3. Thank you all for the encouragement! My readers ROCK...The End!