Welcome to the Ms. Marvel Project! I’m beginning this blog not only to start a new hobby, but also because this is a project I’m taking on to help reach my fitness and happiness goals.
At this time last year, I had successfully lost 14 pounds – something I never thought I was capable of doing. I was pretty much at the weight I wanted to be, even though it took me almost a whole year of very slow weight loss to get there. It turns out that going to the gym for 1 hour, 4x a week does work – but I have a very large, Italian appetite, and even though I watched what I ate (sometimes…), splurging was more the norm than anything else.
After that point, I moved, winter hit and each month another pound or so made its way back on. Then summer brought with it a new job, lots of changes and a big vacation (which I just came back from last week!), and now I’m only a few pounds away from where I started.
Now, I realize that in the grand scheme of things, 15 pounds or so isn’t that much to need to lose, but it’s more than just vanity that’s inspiring this process. Feeding myself better and exercising more is necessary in my life due to a long family history of health issues. So far, I’ve been lucky enough to avoid them, but I know that change is needed or my fate is in the hands of my genes.
I’ve had enough: I want some upper body strength! I want to be able to run for more than a few minutes without feeling like dying! I want change! And that’s what this blog will attempt to chronicle.
Thanks for stopping by, and I hope you stick around to find out where this journey will take me.