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Why get healthy?!

Sunday, November 17, 2013

Hello everyone. At this time in my life things are completely different then what I thought. I just had a baby and I'm considered obese. I'm not diabetic, no high blood pressure or anything, but along with caring for this new beautiful life, I really have to think of myself now. I have many dreams, but somewhere along the way I gave up wanting to lose the weight. I always allowed myself to get discouraged and eventually getting depressed and upset with myself for quitting. However, how can I look at my beautiful daughter and not give 1 million percent of myself to her and my future children. Health wise, I don't want to be a burden to her or anyone else and I want to be there for these precious moments that GOD will allow me to be around for and enjoy. I love myself too much to give up, but even if I didn't how could I look at my baby and just give up and let go. I can't and I won't.
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  • ACK1N5
    Sorry for the late response ladies, but thank you so much for the encouragement. I am taking little baby steps (that's all I can take lol) for now, but I feel great already. Everyday I try to renew my mind and get refocused. As you probably already know its easy to forget or excuse why you can't do it at that moment. I'm extremely tired and I feel as if there is never enough sleep, but then I think, "Heck, I'll be tired later on. Might as well get this out the way." I do intend to stay focused and continue with this journey. Thank you once again and have a blessed day!
    1553 days ago
    Congratulations on your beautiful baby. You have your reason for getting healthy now - you said it yourself that you want to be healthy for your baby. You have a great way to work out right now - your baby. Built-in weight training is at your disposal. The doctor may have told you to not pick up anything heavier than your baby - so you have a doctor's approval. Just by keeping up after a child is great exercise. You can do this!
    1583 days ago
    Congrats on your new arrival! Things are going to be difficult for the next little while, so don't put too much stress on yourself. In my opinion (whatever that's worth), now isn't the time to try anything drastic in the name of weight loss. Just think of small things you can do consistently everyday, and those small things will slowly make a difference. I don't know enough about you to speculate what an improvement may be for you, as we all have our own vices. Sometimes, it's easier to "add" a healthy option than it is to "subtract" an unhealthy one. If you have a support system, use them for 30 minutes of "you" time. That might mean a long, candlelit bath or a brisk walk. (I also recommend making friends with a slow-cooker. But that's just me.) The best thing you can do for your child is to take care of yourself, so you can take care of them. There's nothing wrong with beginning again -- you only fail when you quit trying, and if you keep trying, you'll eventually get where you want to be.

    1584 days ago
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