Saturday, January 05, 2013
I gave birth to the most amazing little miracle 7 months ago. I would say that being a mom is the best thing that has ever happened to me. My body, however, has been put on the back-burner. I've attempted to get back into shape half-heartedly a few times with no success. Each day I tell myself I need to do something about my baby weight before it gets out of hand and each day i do nothing about it. Today I'm going to change that. I really need to focus and manage to not just find the time to be healthier but make the time. My son needs me to be a good role model and I want him to not have to struggle with weight as i had done at a young age. I want him to enjoy life and have a great self-image. Things I very much lacked growing up. My parent and older sister were morbidly obese since I can remember. I don't want my son to have that extra stress on his life. I don't want him to wonder if this is the time that mom or dad won't be coming home from the hospital. My family's track record is poor in the healthy department: Heart disease, High blood pressure, diabetes. I really don't want these to be apart of my life if I can prevent it in any way. Today I decided to make a resolution for 2013. I'm going to take baby steps to get healthy again. My first baby step I began this morning. At least once a day walk for 15 minutes at least 5 times a week. This seems very doable and reasonable to me. I plan on increasing the duration once I have a pattern of consistency. Today I walked 25 minutes on icy roadways. I figure if I get up early on a Saturday morning to do this in close to single digit weather then I mean business.