I have not always had to struggle with my weight. Up until the age of 17, I NEVER had to concern myself with calorie counting, carbs, exercise plans, etc. I was fit. I was young. I was in for such a rude awakening. When I was 17, I quit gymnastics, broke up with a boyfriend, graduated high school, and began a 13 year stretch of poor choices that got me where I am today. When I turned thirty, I thought my life was over. I am not exaggerating. I am 100% over the top neurotic. I had a mini-midlife crisis at 25 and another this year. This time around, I have decided to do things differently. As Shannon always says, slow and steady wins the race. Yes, I would LOVE to have a hot body tomorrow, however, I know that all of those fad diets have poor long term results. So, while I want a hot body now, I also want to have it in 10, 20, 30+ years. I don’t want to just simply lose weight, I want to get in shape; I want to be fit. I am going through a self discovery phase right now and reinventing myself, inside and out, is very important to me. I have committed myself to a 5k on November 10, 2012. I have never done anything like it. I am excited to do it and proud of myself for committing.
Like many other people, I have health issues that I need to take seriously. Losing weight and getting into shape would be very beneficial to my health. I want to have children one day. It is a huge fear of mine to be nine months pregnant and just look fat. I don’t want to look fat; I want to look pregnant. I want someone to look at me and know that I’m having a baby and not think that I take too many extended lunch hours. I don’t want to increase my chances for gestational diabetes, high blood pressure, etc. I want to set a good example for my kids on how one should take care of their body.
The following are a few small goals that I would like to reach:
- Finish a 5K
- Drink more water
- Exercise at least three times a week
- Take the stairs in the parking garage
Now, for some long term goals:
- Finish a ½ marathon
- Maintain my new healthy weight and lifestyle
- Do more outdoor activities
- Take my health seriously
Some of that may sound goofy to others, but those things mean a lot to me. I stay indoors way too much. I do NOT like to sweat. I need to get over myself and live. Too many fun and beautiful things happen outside and I don’t want to miss them anymore. I don’t want to be on my deathbed wishing I had lived more, experienced more. I want to lie there remembering all of the great things I have done and accomplished. I want to be proud of myself for making a change and a difference in my life.