Getting Serious!

Saturday, October 27, 2012

So I've struggled with my weight for as long as I can remember. Growing up we were always following one diet or another. My mom was at the heart of all the dieting. She was also the root of all the cheating! One thing I realize now that, unfortunately, has followed me It wasn't about getting healthy, it was about looking "good". No matter how crappy we felt. I think that's why we always failed. It was about deprivation and feeling crappy.
So as my 31st birthday looms ahead of me (6 days!) I am on a mission to change my way of thinking, eating and exercising. I want to be a role model for my girls, not the source of body issues. Here are my goals....
1) I want to fit into my clothes. Everything from my shoes to my jeans to even my coat. They all fit more than a little tight.
2) I want to get my blood pressure to a healthy level. Before I was a mom, my BP ran about 105/66. After two (amazing) kids, its more like 130/92. I would like to split the difference!
3) I want to run a 5K! A lofty goal but I want to run this one specifically it sounds so fun! I also want to run an Alzheimer's/Parkinson's 5K. The research really goes hand in hand and both diseases have affected my family.
Of course I want to lose weight and look better, but those are secondary goals. It's more important to me to FEEL better. And, in regards to the 5K, I have extra motivation. I told my dad and my husband about wanting to do it. Both of them laughed at me. Seriously? So now I have to prove that I can do it even if I'm not the "sporty" sister! Nothing will feel better than crossing that finish line and being able to tell them to suck it!
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