Operation Lose 30 Lbs By My 30th Birthday

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 Hope you don’t mind if I skip over the fluff and get straight into the subject of today’s post…

(clears throat)

Yesterday, I stepped on the scale for the first time in a long time and it informed me that in the past 3 years, I have officially gained 30lbs.

While I’m loving the fact that I now have legit boobs and a substantial bootay, I don’t like the fact that I am not fit.

Because I’ve never been a skinny girl (and don’t have aspirations to be skinny) but I’ve always been fit.

Something happened when I moved from NYC to Northern Virginia 3 years ago…

Actually, alot happened.

I got engaged. I was unemployed for a couple of months. I took a desk job that didn’t excite me but paid for grad school. I started said grad school. I got married. I traveled. I juggled working during the day with going to school at night and barely slept. I ate whatever Charles ate. Repeat.

And somewhere along the way, I stopped putting myself first and stopped working out. Well, to be fair, I did work out but only in waves of motivation (definitely not consistently) because it was the easiest thing to let go in the midst of everything I was/am juggling.

As a result, my body got soft. My abs disappeared. My calves and arms lost definition, my thighs (which were already big) exploded and my posture went downhill.

Over time, I developed a few insecurities about how I look and I’m not happy about it.

Which brings us to today’s post.

A post in which I publicly declare war on the bad eating and fitness habits I’ve developed over the past couple of years with a goal to lose 30 lbs by my 30th birthday.

My hope is that blogging about it will keep my liable.

Soooo, what does that equate to in numbers?

Well, for the sake of transparency, as of today, I weigh about 185lbs.


Which means that the magic number I need to get down to by my birthday next April is 155 lbs.

I don’t have a master plan for getting down to this number and I definitely don’t plan to go on a legit diet.

My approach is to simply start working out 3-4 times a week and to be more aware of the food I eat and how much of it I eat.

So here we go.

Today marks day 1.

I can do this. I will do this. I’m a bad bitch.

^^ With that said, I’m off to go do two hours of Kazaxe today because shaking le bootay is my favorite kind of workout and also because it’s the only workout I’ve managed to consistently do in the past year. Wishing you a happy Sunday!

P.S. Stay tuned for monthly updates on how I’m progressing towards my goal. :)
P.P.S. A big shoutout to Sarah from Venus Trapped In Mars for writing this post which inspired me to write about my similar weight loss goal. We can do this. We will do this. We’re all bad bitches. #30x30x30 #operationgetfit #badbitchalert


  • Good for you!! I can totally relate to the gaining weight after getting married and getting a desk job! I am looking forward to following your journey! Congrats on starting. You can do it!!

    • Thanks Erica! I really appreciate the support!

  • Hey! I’m hear with you. I have about 10-15 pounds to lose as well. The weight lost journey is no joke! A few years back when my weight got out of control. I was 220+ lbs. The craziest shit I had ever seen. Avoiding mirrors. But after a lot of running, changing my eating patterns, hard work, I am 40+ lbs lighter. But maintenance is important. I’ll be reading along!

    • You go Amanda! Congrats on your weight loss journey so far! I know the maintenance part is going to be tough so I’m taking it slow with making drastic changes to my diet because everytime I go cold turkey with dieting, I ended up stuffing my face with sweets at the end of the week. Thanks for the support!

  • Whitney

    Good for you! I think for women its so hard to maintain certain aspects of self care. While I’ve always been slender, I have definitely put on some weight over the past year. My clothes don’t fit well, and I got winded running 50ft to avoid getting rained on. I want to find a dance class like THAT here in Columbus, because I will do alllll the sweating for that. I’m wishing you all the best in your journey and I can’t wait to read all about it.

    • Yes, I totally agree. It’s just so easy and in our nature as women to give, give, and give and not focus giving anything to ourselves, especially in the health and fitness area. And the next time you’re in town (if there’s time), we’ll do a Kazaxe twerkout blate :)

  • First, you go girl! You got this! You can to do this! Second, that remix is killer!

    xx Kelly
    Sparkles and Shoes

    • Thanks mama! I’m definitely inspired by your weight loss journey as well! And isn’t it, there are alot of great remixes on soundlcoud – great for working out to. :)

  • You go girl! I’m also needing to get some weight loss routine going on. I might as well have written this post! Lol. I also noticed we weigh the exact same lol. We can do this!!

    • Thanks Bella! And how coincidental is it that we weigh the same weight haha. We can totally do this! xo