Thursday, January 17, 2013
I've been thinking a lot about my past attempts to lose weight. No I haven't been moping. But I've been thinking about what went wrong and what to do differently. I think I really had unrealistic goals . I simply was not able to keep up with the challenges I had set before myself and got burnt out, particularly in the area of exercise. I will never have the time to exercise for an hour and half to two hours 5-6 days a week. At least not as long as I have young children that I homeschool. It may take me years to get down to my ideal weight. But if I set unrealistic goals I'll never get there. At this time I'm going to set smaller goals and work on being consistent. I want to give myself more time to get used to my lifestyle changes before moving onto something different. I want to learn to love being active, and not just do it because I have to so I can lose weight. I want to enjoy cooking healthy, not because I have but because I love it. And the only way I'm going to do that is to take it in small increments. A lot of small changes will eventually add up to one big change. It' not about how long it takes me to get to my final weight loss goal, it's about the journey!
I took my kids bowling today with our homeschool group. Yes we do get out! I know a lot of people think we stay home all the time. But we really don't. I took some pictures but I only got one picture, before my camera quit. Anyway here is my dd (5yrs) bowling! The picture is a little dark.