Sunday, August 05, 2012
Looking at the calender and seeing we are already 5 days into August shocked me. I remembered the beginning of summer, how long it seemed it would be until Fall. Living in Texas I have always looked forward to Fall weather a great deal. So, there summer was, seeming to start super early and it is still so hot and dry.
But now, all of a sudden I find myself in August? Already? Where oh where does the time go? I remember last winter, before Christmas, thinking about how badly I wanted to have a nice new dress to wear and like how I looked in it. That didn't happen.
Thinking back to the summer before that which seems like a blur.....just gone. Days, months, years, they sure have flown by. My youngest is turning 4 in November! Have I really been overweight all this time??? Ever since I was pregnant with him, wow and especially after because well, the weight I gained after surely can't be blamed on pregnancy.
Now, not trying to be too depressing here, I have had a lot of fun times and great memories in those years. But why did I waste the time I could of spent working out eating? Or sitting? There was time, I could of made time, even 10 minutes a day (which is one of my little goals right now, at least 10 minutes a day of fitness), would of made a huge difference in my health. If for all these 4 years I would of stopped being frustrated and just gotten up and moved for 10 minutes a day, ate a little less. Wow, where would I be now?
Yep, I have wasted some time. But not anymore. I am turning 30 in October and this is my gift to myself. And heck, this is my gift to my family. They want to see me healthy and happy too.
My kids are still young and for that I am grateful, I have time to make sure they grow up with a healthy mom! I am not sure why I lost my way when it comes to fitness all those years ago. But I did, not sure why I didn't spend all this summer working as hard as I have this past month. I have lost 7 pounds! I promise myself that by October that is going to be a bigger number!
I haven't even being doing everything I can, I have been easing into this so as to make sure I don't burn out and quit. Been there done that.
Funny how turning a year older can motivate a person!