So, I am starting to get really frustrated.
I am 5'7" and 140 lbs. I do not think I am fat, but I am definitely not what I used to be. I used to be 125 lbs without even trying and had a nice little 4pack stomach! I am about to turn 30 in March which is really freaking me out. Anyways, I'm getting frustrated because I'm fairly active and eat pretty good, but I'm still gaining/maintaing my 140 lb weight. My cellulite used to be only on the bottom of my butt, but now is starting to creep down my thighs on the front and back! My love handles are getting pretty bad too. I have a muffin top with everything I wear! I bike or kayak once in a while on the weekends and have sporadic workouts during the week. I'm not consistent by any means (motivation is really hard for me), but I still feel like a do enough that I should be seeing some changes. I ride the 150 mile cycle ride for MS every year, and I even did the Tough Mudder race this year (granted I walked it - there's no way I could run 12 miles straight). But still - I feel like I should be more fit than I am.
I'm really starting to feel like it's pointless for me to even try... We rented a house on the beach for our wedding in May, and I know there will be a ton of swimsuit time. I really wish I could get back to what I used to be or just close, but I'm starting to lose hope. I know a workout buddy would be good, but my fiance doesn't really care to workout and I don't live close enough to any friends that want to workout. I also don't have money for a gym membership, so everything has to be done at home.
Do you guys have any suggestions for getting results with a reluctant body? Do I just have a false sense of how much exercise is needed to see results? I feel like I eat pretty healthy - I really don't want to have to count calories.