On June 1, 2012, I will be 36. What better birthday present than to give myself the gift of health. Only four more years until I hit 40, my new 20, lol! I will be in the best shape of my life, I will treat my body as it needs to be treated, like a temple, and I invite you all to join me on my journey. I hope by making this more public than private that this will provide me the motivation to keep going even during the tough times, knowing (or at least hoping) that you are reading about this journey of mine.
For those of you who don't know a lot about me, I have always battled my weight, and so far the weight has won; however, thankfully the war isn't over. I have a horrible family history of high cholesterol, heart disease, heart attacks and strokes. I know that I can't do a lot about the genetics of it all, but I can try to do all I can to be healthy and hopefully lower the risk of my genetics coming in to play. This will be my outlet for the ups and downs of weight loss, and the trials of eating healthy when faced with the temptations of unhealthy foods.
I love to eat, all types of food. I am a true southern girl in that no get together is complete without food. I am learning that I can still be that way, I just need to change what food is available. This isn't about changing who I am, just changing how I fuel me for the long haul. Jump on the bandwagon with me, share your story or just read mine. I am going to need all the encouragement and motivation I can stand and that you all are willing to provide! I will try to be just as motivating to each of you.
So, to get this party started so to speak, here goes with my initial plans for my journey to being healthy in mind, body and spirit:
*I will be following the eat clean diet (my next blog will be more about that if you are interested in knowing more, or you can go to eatcleandiet.com for more information about eating clean.)
*Cardio of choice right now is Zumba which I do at least twice a week, hoping to up it to three times each week: Monday, Thursday and Saturday
*On non Zumba days I will do a workout DVD from my collection, or workout at the gym at school, these days will probably be more resistance training than cardio
Here's to the journey!!