So I am 26 years old, no ailments, no allergies, and not on medication – I just have lacked in the area of heart health and a balanced diet. Having said that, around the end of February my discipline was challenged when I made it up in my mind that I would lose 20lbs. Let me start by saying, this process hasn’t been fun. Rewarding, but uh, not so fun. I have been able to track what I eat with an app called LoseIt, which has been incredibly helpful in showing me how to make better choices and learning the nutritional facts of my food. So far, it has been about two and half months, and I have lost 13lbs. Pretty stinking proud of myself, and the most interesting part, little to no exercise was involved. It was simply making better choices with my diet. Of course, my heart needs to get healthy too and I have added circuit exercises 1-2 times times a week. Eventually I will probably add more exercise so that my body is not only heart healthy but strong. So if you see me deny a brownie or the most delicious buttery biscuit, it’s just me trying to be good. Now don’t get me wrong, after losing most of the weight, I have learned how to make room for treats and things that I would normally miss out on. I just have more self-control and awareness that keeps me consistent with my goals. I encourage you to try out the app if that is something you are working towards. It takes a little effort to add your meals in everyday, but it’s great to see the stats as well as the progress!
I literally teeter tottered about my decision, right up until I test drove the two vehicles. I test drove the Altima, and then the Camry. Most everyone I asked was telling me their opinion was that I should get the Camry, and yet the Altima was so gorgeous and just seemed like it felt more mature than the Camry. As Ryan was looking around inside both cars after the test drive, I was talking with Samantha, our salesperson, and told her ‘This is crazy, but I think I like the Camry better.” It felt comfortable, it reminded me so much of my previous Camry and I just knew I would be more of a confident driver in it. Yes, it wasn’t the color I would’ve liked, but ultimately I didn’t want to sacrifice that comfort for looks.
So... tuh-dahhh! And now Ryan can enjoy the ever luxurious ride of my 2003 Toyota Camry.