So. You may or may not have noticed that I have had a “weight loss” tab up with nothing going on there. I’ve been kicking this idea around for a little while now that if I could use my blog to just get it all out there, maybe I’d find a little accountability and drive to stick with it. However, I’ve been procrastinating because I wasn’t sure what I wanted this whole sharing thing to look like.
Today over at the Crew Forum, I read about this challenge. I think I’ve found my answer.
Two years ago I (finally!) quit smoking. A direct result of that has been some significant weight gain. Add to that having three children, a drop in my activity level after becoming a stay-at-home mom, and not having the advantage of a twenty-something year old metabolism anymore and here I am- the heaviest I’ve ever been- at about 70 pounds overweight. Ouch.
Although I’ve been down this road more time than I can count, I am confident this will be the time I succeed. I know because I’m just not going to stop this time. I know because I have had enough. I NEED to feel good again. I need to have the energy and stamina to keep up with my girls. I need to set a good example for my girls-to lead by example the importance of healthy eating and exercise. I need to be healthy so I can be around for them for a while…
So, my goals:
- to lose 15 pounds by Dec. 31st. It’s a drop in the bucket, but it’s a start.
- to increase my water intake to at least four glasses a day and gradually increase it
- to eliminate junk food and get back to healthy, whole foods
- to spend 30 to 45 minutes four days a week on the treadmill or some other form of movement
Now I’m off to link my very first “exercise” post :D
See you Friday!