I haven’t posted in a couple of weeks. I have used the excuse of Christmas, too busy, vacation coming up. You name the excuse and I have used it. Fact is I just didn’t do it. Same with staying fit. I have used every excuse I could think of, feeling like a slug. I have decided to get it in gear. I am not going to wait until January. Today is the day.
I really don’t want to do this, but I have to … so here it is:
My cousin, Robin, has started a closed group on Facebook for accountability and encouragement. I have joined with her because I know that I need accountability. I need someone to tell me get up and move. I welcome the encouragement as well. I have set a goal of 20 pounds. However, the most important aspect of this has to be my health. My maternal grandmother died of heart failure. My mother’s oldest sister has suffered an almost fatal heart attack and now has a pacemaker. My mothers next oldest sister died from heart failure and complications of diabetes. My mother has several stents and serious cholesterol issues. This is my legacy. I have to step up and become healthier and stay that way.
This is going to mean a lifestyle change. I am going to have to get up and exercise more, no more couch potatoitis for me! I also have to work harder at eating properly. Breakfast, lunch and snacks are my challenges. I am going to scour for some great, healthy and easy recipes. I go to work very early, I am out of the house by no later than 4 am. So I haven’t really done anything about a good breakfast. Same with lunch. I get busy, I work through it. I will grab a cookie or crackers and wait until I get home. Then I usually just grab another cracker or something equally awful for me until dinner. I intend to share the recipes here, if I like them. I will share the failures as well. It is about all of it … the journey into fitness. I intend to make 2013 my year. I am going to be a larger focus in my life, I owe it to my husband and my son.
So I will keep you updated as I rise to meet this challenge … healthy eating, exercise and a good attitude. There is going to be laughter and tears, joy and setbacks. I am going to ride the wild ride of this brand new adventure, join me, all you have to lose is the weight.