I’m Ashley (McMillan) Weightman. I grew up in the small town of Wimbledon, North Dakota. In 2005 I moved to Bismarck to go to school where I graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Business. I ...
I’m Ashley (McMillan) Weightman. I grew up in the small town of Wimbledon, North Dakota. In 2005 I moved to Bismarck to go to school where I graduated from the University of Mary with a Bachelors Degree in Communications and Business. I began working at the CBS affiliate as a reporter while in college and spent three years there. From CBS, I moved to Devils Lake to work at WDAZ-TV for a year, before continuing to work at WDAZ in Grand Forks. I married the love of my life Travis on June 23, 2012 and we now live in Bismarck with our three year old son, Corbin. Travis works at KXMB-TV and I at KLJ Engineering and attend Rasmussen College where I’m pursing a Bachelors Degree in Human Resources Management and Organizational Leadership.
Weight has been a struggle for me since I can remember. I do well for a while and then fall off the wagon. Four years ago I lost nearly 50lbs and was doing great. Two months after maintaining my weight, I found out that I was pregnant and gained 70lbs in nine months. I figured after I had Corbin, some of the pounds would fall off. Corbin weight 8lbs 12oz and I only lost 3lbs. Ever since December of 2009, I’ve been doing fad diets for about a month, trying the gym on and off, and eat healthy and nothing seems to be working. I’ve recently had some health issues and my doctor told me that in order to have more children and be a part of my children’s life, I need to lose weight, but most importantly, I need to do it for me.
So my sister drug me to the gym again yesterday. It was 62degrees here and I would have loved to have spent the entire day outside. However, I knew I wouldn't get as good of workout in as I did at the gym.
We went to Cardio Muscle Mix and 15 minute Abs. Let me tell you, It hurts to sneeze and sometime even take a breath today. OUCH!! I thought I had been working my abs pretty well but yesterday was a great workout and I felt awesome afterwards!!
I went to the chiropractor on Monday and he was talking about a health talk that he did recently. He said I had mentioned previously that I have tried all sorts of diets and nothing seems to be working. I told him that I go to the gym or workout almost daily up until recently and I have also changed the way I eat. However, in 12 weeks, I've only lost 8lbs. He said that's a great number and it's awesome that I'm going about it the right way and keeping things steady. I could only think one thing....I want it all to be gone!
I then told him exactly what I told Travis (my husband) the week prior. "I sit and watch Biggest Loser week after week and see these people losing huge amounts of weight. They've been working out for nine weeks and some have lost over 100lbs, it's just not fair. I've worked out for 12 weeks and lost a meesly 8lbs." Both of them said the same thing. It's unrealistic to lose that much weight in that period of time. They have a controlled diet and workout ALL DAY. It's not real life.
I think I need to keep continuing telling myself that I live in the real world where workingout for 10 hours a day isn't going to happen. I would have to quit my job and school and do nothing but workout. There is no life in that.
So for me, I'll just keep plugging away at Body Pump, Cardio Muscle Mix, 15 Minute Abs, Turbo Fire and next week, Cardio Kickboxing! It's like my brother told me yesterday, "we're going to have bad days, but that doesn't mean you can't fix it the next day. Have a bad day, not a bad week."
So....have a good weekend!