Saturday, August 28, 2010

A new healthier me needs to be found!

In May, I finally hit fed up and began eating better. I was (am) WAY over weight, feeling tired all the time, hurting and aching, etc. I felt and still feel 80 years old! I am only 35, though! I have five small children that I need to keep up with and want to enjoy! I have a husband that I want to enjoy! I need ENERGY!!! I little self confidence wouldn't hurt either. Plus, with my genetics, I need to be thinking about my health.

So, in May, I started. I was determined to make it this time! I lost 12 pounds and started feeling much better! Then, we went on a month long summer trip. That was the end. You see, I emotionally eat. So whether stressed, tired, overwhelmed, etc. I look for comfort. I completely intended to get right back on when we returned. An empty kitchen without a meal plan welcomed me home though. So did laundry, school planning, cleaning, reorganizing, etc. Long story short, my bad habits have continued.

Then, just as I was nearing fed up again, I ran across this blog and this blog. Now, I am wanting to start again! Before I get all excited, though, I need to plan. I have no meal plan or schedule in place for this. When will I exercise? School and running the home seem to be taking all of my waking hours. Plus, tomorrow, we will have a family of friends arrive and live with us for 2 weeks! I dont' know if I can start under those circumstances. We will see.

The second blog above was actually the first I saw. She began by simply exercising! Before anything else changed in her life or diet, she just worked in a regular workout routine. This will also be my first goal. I want to workout at least three times a week. She also did it in the evening, which will be difficult for me. She did this though, because she found she wouldn't snack at night when she did. Again, we will see. I don't know yet what the dynamics will be over the next 2 weeks. Hopefully, I will be able to start exercising, but it is possible that I will have to wait. So, this post might be premature. For accountability, though, I will post weekly on my progress. Anyone who would like to link up and share theirs is welcome! I think I will call my check in day, Motivated Mondays! This will count as my post for this week even though it is Sat. night. So, check back in NEXT Monday and let me know how your week has gone!


Denise said...

So many times I have been going strong on exercising and eating well until we leave for a family visit or vacation, and like you, it falls apart when I came home! You should check out the Eat Clean Diet website and the Eat Clean Diet Blog. They have great books and ideas for motivation. I am following the Eat Clean plan of diet & exercise (I will be posting about it soon).

Thanks for adding a link to my blog, that was very sweet. I will add a mention and link to yours on my next post (Monday). You encourage me, I will encourage you! :)

Have a great Sunday!

Denise said...

Just wanted to let you know I just added a link to your blog on mine. I added a little gadget heading called Fitness Friends on my left side (just under my Follow gadget). :) Now, off to church.

Natural Homeschool Mama said...

I'm with you on the exercise thing. I started this week, and have been doing the Leslie Sansone "Walk Away the Pounds" DVD's. I try to do it twice a day while the kids play and so far so good. Now I am also working on my eating habits, but (yay!) Leslie Sansone also has an eating plan that I printed out from her site and am using currently.
Be encouraged!! You can do it.