Thursday, October 24, 2013
So my oldest son has been asking me about me exercising lately. He asked me mom have you been walking? I told him I had stopped but I need to start again, so he has been saying mom just 30 minutes a day is good. You can do 3 days a week to start and then work up to 5 days. So I tell him ok I will do 2 weeks of 3 days of 30 min on my treadmill. He say ok good, then you can work up to 5 days. So I walked on Tuesday, when he got home I told him ok son I started and I did my 30 min. He ask me how fast did I walk and how far, I tell him 3mph and least 4mph about 3 min. I did about 1 1/2 miles. He says ok try to work up to jogging for 5 min then work up to 10 min. I tell I will try, jogging is hard cause of my weight I can for now only do a little while, I can't do it for too long. Then we talk about other ways for me to add more movement during my day. I tell him ok the last 2 days I have been parking at the bottom of the parking lot and walking into the store. He tells me that's good.
So my other son ask me same question as his brother, I tell I have been talking with your brother about the same thing, so now we start talking about exercising and eating healthier. He tells me he will work on eating better to so what he finds out he'll let me know and we can try it. He ask me about my exercise plan I tell him and he too says I can work my way up.
So my boys are helping me stay accountable by asking me when my schedule for exercise is and if I did it and how long and how far. I am happy with this. Just listening to a song from Beyoncé I'm a survivor just reminds me that I have survived through a lot and made out to the other side. I was a single parent of twin boys and a girl, I had a drug problem, I had bad influences in my life, I was on welfare, I use to move around a lot, I use to have problem boyfriends and now I have overcome all of that. I have a good job, I have a good man in my life for over 10 years, I'm not on welfare, I have been clean from drugs for over 10 years, I have better influences in my life, I have lived in one town for over 10 years and only 2 different homes in this one town. There is a lot I have survived from but now it is my weight that I have to change. I can do this compared to all the other things.