Sunday, October 07, 2012
So my husband and I have been going downhill with our health and weight ever since we met. We both have agreed it's time to make some changes. Yes, I know I/we have tried this before...it's true. So what makes this time any different from any of the others...honestly, I don't have an answer for that. I guess one outlook is that we are trying for a baby. And my Dr's have suggested for me to try and lose some weight before getting pregnant. It's in all honesty that I know this would be best considering how miserable I already am. These day's I just find it hard to walk, go up a flight of stairs, and yes, even tying my shoe's is like a mini workout. It's down right just awful that I/we have allowed ourselves to get to this point at this stage of our lives. No, I'm not beating myself up, or am I? I just need to be honest with myself that I, no one else, not even my husband made me this way. And I know that it isn't going to be easy to undo all the damage I have caused. But, I do believe with a little effort each day to improve along the way I can and will make a difference. I sure hope I do. I'm tired of being on these blogs providing you readers the same scenario's over and over again. Well your probably wondering why I titled this blog with the words competition. The competition is between my husband and I. We have decided as a way of motivating one another and ourselves that for the next 6 months we would see who could lose the most weight. Each month whoever loses the most weight gets $50...as an incentive to keep trudging along. We agreed to start this October and end in the month of March. But, neither one of us is really starting anything off. So that's what brought me back to sparks. I thought maybe just maybe if I blogged about it somehow it would wake me up to the reality of it and I would start doing something about it. After all I could really use $50 bucks and to lose some weight. So, my commitment to myself is this: I will try my best to get started tomorrow in the right direction once and for all. I will reward myself along the way with inexpensive and creative rewards and I will try my hardest not to over do it like in the past and burn out too quickly. My plan is simple: Have a healthy attitude/appetite and take charge in living a more active and fit life! And of course leave my husband in the dust! lol.