1. I've always hated "working out."
2. I love food (and drink for that matter - dirty martinis are my favorite).
I've decided I am at a turning point in my life and wanted to document it in some way. If I can just inspire or receive inspiration from just one person that is going through the same thing as me, how great would that be!
So here's a little about me... I'm 33 and I've always struggled with my weight - from 10 pounds to the largest now - 80 pounds overweight for my 5'4" frame. Again - love food, exercise .... not so much. I am married to a wonderful (most of the time) husband and have 2 beautiful girls - a toddler and an infant.
I decided a few weeks ago that I want to take control of my life and happiness. I am not dieting/following a specific program - like I've done so many times before (Weight Watchers, South Beach Diet, HMR shakes), nor am I counting calories. I am just making smarter choices, trying to eat as few processed foods as possible, and also trying to eat only when I am hungry.... what a concept!!!
And last night I started the Couch-t0-5K running plan. If you follow it correctly, it is supposed to get couch potatoes like me to be able to run a 5K in just 8 weeks. Personally - it's a little intimidating to me, but I just decided to finally dust off the ole' treadmill and DO IT. It was only the first day (week 1 day one, W1D1), but it was alot easier than I thought it was. And dare I say I actually enjoyed it?
I had the tunes blaring in my ears (station - Lady Gaga "Bad Romance" on Pandora is a good choice). And getting that 'alone' time where no one could bother me, where I was completely by myself and in-synch with myself was amazing and refreshing.
I didn't want to make this first post too long - in future posts I plan to share why I really wanted to take control of my body and health as well as share my accomplishments and struggles.
Also I do like to cook and come up with new healthy options that aren't just a grilled chicken salad.... so I plan to share some recipes and food ideas along the way!
Yes, I am chunky - but now I am also inspired.... so watch out!