Monday, July 25, 2011

Need to make some changes

I need to make some changes and I need advice and encouragement.  Time and energy would be nice too but I know you all can't help me there.

I am the heaviest I've been since I had Ava.    I know it's just a number but it's a number that I don't like and I don't like the belly roll I see when I am sitting down.  So, I need to do something about it.  But what?  And when?  While my life might not be as crazy as others, it is crazy enough for me.  I can barely drag my @ss out of bed at 6:30am to get myself and the girls ready for camp and the time I get the girls down and lunches made...well, I'm drained.  And yes, I know that DH can and should pitch in but he needs to loose at least 50 pounds and I need to support him on that.

I have to face reality here.  I'm 40 years old.  The weight is going to be harder to take off and keep off.  But I don't want it to get out of control either.  So, I have to start doing something.  The latest trend is running...and I THINK I want to jump on that bandwagon and give it a try.  At the very least, I have to start walking....Maybe I will have to drag my @ss out of bed at 5;30 and do it then.  I just don't see any other way around it.  This way hubby can walk at night and I will deal with the girls.

I have also come to the realization that I have really bad posture.  I slouch...a lot. It's now I'm making a concerted effort to rectify that as well.

I need to also stop picking at my nails and cuticles.  It really is pathetic.  Again, I'm 40 and my nails are well....yuck.

So, will the few of you that ready my blog help me, give me advice?  Encouragement?





  1. I think I may have suggested this before, so sorry if I'm repeating myself, BUT the 30 Day Shred workout video by Jillian Michaels is GREAT. Hard as hell, but great. And it's only 20 minutes. You can find 20 minutes, right? It is a MEAN workout but it's gotta be to be good. Personally, I don't think walking is going to do much of anything if you are wanting to shed some pounds. You've gotta burn calories and walking alone does not burn much. You could also sign up for My Fitness Pal (online or they also have smartphone apps) to track your calories. I LOVE it! It's a great way to keep track of what/how much I'm eating as well as to see how many calories are in some of the foods I love to eat. Very eye opening and helps me to make better choices.

  2. Thanks Kristy, I do remember you mentioning this video....and I do think I can find 20 minutes. I'll have more room to work out once the basement is finished. I'll look into it.

    I'd really like to start running (seems to be the "it" thing to do now...tho it might kill me.

    I also need to get hubby into something....he needs it more than I do.