So after a lovely blissful summer of cons, sewing, traveling, and hanging around (during which I did not exercise, or eat right at ALL) I have decided that I need to finally buckle down and get back in shape. I'm not incredibly overweight, and I used to be fairly active, but lately I've just been slacking. I'm blessed with a fairly good metabolism, but since hitting the 22-23 year mark, it's starting to slow down and I'm going to have to start watching what I eat and making an effort to exercise.
Short term motivation: I cosplay as Black Widow fairly often and I want to look better in the costume come NYCC, I know crazy good results don't happen that fast, but I don't have a TON of weight I want to loose, I just want to look trimmer and a bit more toned. I would also love to be able to do belly baring costumes at future cons without feeling so self conscious.
This morning I jogged about a mile.... that's the most exercise I've done in quite a long time, and it was not particularly easy :/
So here are my stats...
High school weight: 115 lbs (I was WAY to skinny, I never want to be this skinny again)
Current weight: 145ish (I haven't stepped on a scale in several months)
Height 5 foot 4 inches
Goal Weight: Maybe 130-135 Although for me this is more about proportions and getting more in shape, if I stay the same weight, but lose fat and inches, and gain muscle mass, that's totally okay with me.
Goal Measurements: I'll be really honest, I've never had a 38 inch bust until about a year ago after I ate my way through Paris (which was totally worth it by the way, NEVER turn down delicious food in Paris) But I really like my bust line right now, and if I didn't lose any inches there, I'd be really happy.... Sad fact, it probably won't work like that :/
Waist: 26-28 inches (26 is a bit low, I'd be happy with 28)
Hips: 38 inches
So for someone who has never had to watch what she eats or monitor her exercise, does anyone have any advice? My boyfriend LOVES to work out, and tends to cook things with a LOT of meat and cheese, because he can consume massive amounts of food and still not gain any weight.... not the healthiest food, for little old me, though. I work at home doing costuming commissions, so I'm home ALL THE TIME, during the day i tend to snack on Peanut butter and banana sandwiches and quesadillas (usually with vegetables like peppers, mushrooms, corn, garlic, some chicken and a fair amount of cheese) because they're simple and fast and don't use a ton of dishes.
I see a lot of short sweet posts about numbers and stats and stuff on here, but if anyone would care to leave some tips about what sorts of foods to try, an eating schedule (I've heard it's imperative to eat breakfast every day, some people swear by the five meals a day thing.... any personal experience on anything like that would be great), simple ways to exercise at home. (I get a little anxious in super public places and tend to hate going to the gym or anything like it, I feel like people are watching me, which is silly, but hey, we all have our quirks) It would really be appreciated!
Thank you guys for taking the time to read my novel of a post!
-Lake-Fairy AKA Sarah Kate