Sunday, July 07, 2013
This year has been a difficult one for me and my family. And it has taken its toll on me and my health. I have not lost any weight since the beginning of the year and I am now off work on Stress Leave for at least another month.
I thought that things were getting better when I moved to a larger home with my family. I thought it would be great because the basement is big enough that I now have weights and a weight bench down there and lots of room to work out. But right after I moved my mom took ill and passed away a week later.
I realized today that everything that has happened has caused me so much stress that I have been eating wrong and missing all my workouts. Although I have not gained any weight either.
But I can no longer use this as an excuse. I need to get back to working out and I need to lose weight. I need to do this because of the medical history of my family. My dad was diabetic and it claimed his life. My mom had high blood pressure and was overweight as long as I can remember. She lived in a nursing home for over 12 years after suffering a stroke.
I don't want to live that kind of life. I have 7 children and want to live long enough to see them grow up and have families of their own.
I also realized today that I am always telling my kids to get off the video games and get outside to play. I make them eat lots of fruits and vegetables and plan healthy meals for them everyday. I don't allow them to eat junk food but here I am after they go to bed eating chips and chocolate and drinking pop.
It's time to change. It's time to make healthy choices. It's time to get up and move.
It's time for me to take care of me.