Saturday, March 12, 2011
I am pretty sure I have been here in this spot, writing my first blog in forever, only to fall away again. So this time I waited 2 weeks until posting...just to make sure I was committed lol.
It appears I am into it again though. Sparking, exercise, eating better (well, I am working on it anyway)...I even got a friend to join. So here I am, blogging my first blog in well over a year. I feel like I might have it this time. I think I may actually have things in place to make the changes in my life that are necessary to becoming healthy. My life slipped out of my hands this last fall...or so I thought. I became a single mom of 2 after separating from my husband. My world crumbled around me and I was devastated,. However, in the midst of all the mess, I was FORCED to become stronger. Forced to figure out a way. Forced to grow mentally. Forced to take control. And you know who forced me? ME. The same person who is forcing me to take control of my health. You would think that I would never find a way to make time for exercise. I mean I literally am at work with both kids by 7am every day, some days I work til 7 at night. I struggle to make my budget and I never have time for myself. My whole world was suddenly children and only children. I am a teacher assistant so my day starts with my kids, continues with other peoples kids, and then back to mine again. I was literally losing my mind. Needed time for me but could not for the life of me figure out how. And then by the total blessing of God, I stumbled upon the scholarship program at the YMCA. And they gave me an incredible discount, allowing me and the kids to come. They would even watch the kids. My next problem was that childcare didnt start til 4:45 which gave too much empty time in between getting my daughter from school and going back. Most days I would just say forget it. And then my boss told me that on 2 days of the week I could leave the kids at my school and go workout so that the timing was not an issue. REALLY?!?!?!?! Talk about prayers being answered. And so now I have been going to the YMCA a definite 2 days a week and usually I am going 3.
I am now in the process of starting a Biggest Loser Challenge at work. I already have 12 girls ready to compete. Talk about having everything lined up for success. Now I just have to stay motivated...which I believe can happen through the people on here and through my co-workers.
Anyway, I have babbled enough. Lets just say I am excited and I feel like this time it will work.