Thursday, May 02, 2013
So in March I tried working out again and with my schedule and keeping up with my son it was impossible to do. I felt like a failure, and my weight kept climbing. I am now the highest weight I have ever been, and my waist is bigger than my husbands! I am technically considered "obese" by all of the charts. Lately I have just been getting by in life, and not really caring about my health. I love soda-Coke specifically, any sweets, and I really hate to exercise. I gave up my full time teaching job to stay at home and raise my son, but have recently started private teaching/tutoring three days a week. Its great because I can take my son with me. A few weeks ago we went on our 2nd camping trip, and my son Jax wanted to be outside all of the time. He is almost 14 months old, and is everywhere. He started walking at 10 months, and loves to climb and be in the mix of everything. While camping and going on family walks, I was very winded and couldn't keep up with my husband and son. My weight has negatively affected every aspect of my life. My clothes don't fit, I feel very insecure, and really want to be a healthy mom for my sweet boy. My husband suggested I use the money I make tutoring to join a gym and get a trainer. Although that may work for some people, I am not a gym person. I have no motivation to do anything on my own, and need that extra push to be successful. Years back my husband paid for me to try Jazzercise. I loved it, but didn't stick with it for financial reasons. During my jazzercise time, I was so upbeat, energetic, and I lost weight. To me Jazzercise isn't really "working out". Maybe its a mental thing, but when when my hubby suggested joining a gym, I asked if I could join Jazzercise instead! Today was my first day back and I feel amazing! I am loving being back in an environment that I am comfortable in. I even found a role model--a seventy something year old lady that is fit as she can be!
So guys...I am back, and in a big way! The rec center has childcare, so I can take my son, and I have committed to at least 3 workouts a week to start. I will be a healthy and fit Mom to Jax. He deserves the best of me!