I know that I haven't been exercising.
I know that I haven't been eating healthy.
I know that I haven't been getting enough sleep.
I know that I eat late at night and too close to bedtime.
I know that I have been stressed out a lot.
I know that I no longer fit into ANY of the clothes I wore when I was fit & healthy.
Now...with all this knowledge, you think I would start making changes and do something about these things, right? WRONG! Well, it wasn't until I hopped on that scale for the first time in a LONG time and read the numbers between my toes, that I KNEW that I needed to make a change...and fast.
Those three digits came up from between my toes and slapped me right in the face. I swear, at that moment, if I had been in a cartoon...my eyes would have grown 10 times their normal size and started pulsing.
Even the driver's license in my purse started giggling at the contradiction between the weight filed with the State and what the hard facts on the electronic device beneath my feet were screaming. I think what hit me (and my clothes) even harder about this number on the scale is that my weight is up to nearly as high as I was when I was PREGNANT...and not the beginning...at the END of my pregnancy...35 weeks pregnant. I am just shy of my 35 week pregnancy weight by 3 lbs...and there is no baby boy inside this time. GOOD LAWDY!!!!
It's time to play some defense. Time to step up and play the game and get off the sidelines. Time to quit being lazy about my health and well-being.
My first steps in the right direction...
1. Logging my food, drink & vitamin/supplement intake in my DietMinder Personal Food & Fitness Journal.
2. Measuring out my portions and sticking to one serving.
3. Eating foods that are fresh or natural, with little to no processing.
4. Eating foods that are meant for my oxidation type (see my other blog post on this topic).
5. Purchased the Zumba Fitness Exhilarate DVD workout program to combine something I love (dancing) with something I am never motivated enough to do consistently (exercise).
6. Increasing my water intake to 8+ cups a day
7. Increase my involvement on SparkPeople to gather knowledge & motivation to help me along the way.
8. Make an appeal to my husband to get him involved (from afar due to military separation) and connect with him to make a healthy journey together.
9. Writing in my Blog on SparkPeople to make what I'm doing public so it will be harder for me to become complacent again.
10. Creating new goals that are motivational to me and will actually help me get where I want to be.
It's game time, people...and I am READY to play hard!!