Thursday, August 25, 2011

Motivation

My MIL told me that it's normal to gain weight after you get marred-it means your happy. That's all fine and dandy until I go to put on a shirt this morning that fit a year ago-and now all of a sudden it's busting at the seams. Let's just say I didn't have the best morning because of it.

Not only does my sister who just had her third child weigh less then me (huge self-esteem blow there) but I have reached an unhealthy point in my life. And I don't like it. 

Some may think that I haven't gained that much weight and am beating myself up over nothing-but the biggest thing that bother's me is that I don't FEEL good. I walk up one flight of stairs and I'm huffing. And for the past year or so I've put a lot of junk into my body. It's not a good thing. It makes it so that I'm not sleeping well and I don't feel comfortable in my own skin.

Mojo and I have been trying to eat more balanced meals-but it's not enough. Exercise (as much as I despise it) needs to become a regular part of my daily routine. I don't want to look down at myself and see "the gut" or wear a swim suit and see that my thighs are now larger then they've ever been-and I'm starting to get stretch marks. Not. Okay.

Mojo and I had talked about walking to school every day while the weather is so nice. But school started Monday-and we've only walked one day. Which doesn't look good for the future.

So I turned to Pinterest for Motivation and found these short (but effect) exercises:




Niether of these exercises take very long-but all of them are effective. 

So here's my goal-I'm putting it on this blog so that I can have someone to account to.

By September 5th, that's Labor Day and about a week and a half away-I want to lose 2 pounds. That doesn't seem very hard right? 

Two tiny little pounds-I'm sure I can do that. 

How am I going to do it?

1-Drink LOTS of water!!
2-Continue to eat lots of Fruits and Veggies
3-Continue to eat well balanced meal
4-Walk to work at least 3 times a week and do the Couch Workout and Starter's Exercise Plan 4 times a week.
5-Repeat the words "I can do it" every morning, afternoon, and night. 

The last one may seem strange but I've always had self-esteem issues and I need a daily reminder-from myself-that I can and will do it. It's my own form of motivation.

So here goes. I'm taking the plunge-again. It's time to stop letting my urge for sweets control how I feel. 

My SIL is an amazing inspiration to me. She is great at making healthy, delicious foods and keeping herself looking and feeling good. She also has an amazing, insightful, and funny blog-The Highly Educated Housewife that I think you should all check out. 

Here's to looking and feeling better!

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P.S. I'm taking the plunge and am entering Sew Dang Cute's Crafting with the Stars competition on September 1st. I'm starting a whole new project this weekend to submit and am SO excited about it-there will be fabric, bunting, and tables abounding in my house but I can't wait to show it off to all of you! If you haven't heard of Crafting with the Stars-click on the link to see what it's all about and why I'm so excited for it!



2 comments:

Kari at A Grace Full Life said...

I have lost 20 pounds since May and have not exercised once...of course I have two kids and I am up and down the stairs all day long......:)
I drink lots of water, eat only 12-1500 calories a day and on Sundays, I eat whatever I want! I am in a little slump right now since I havent lost anything in four weeks BUT I haven't gained any either....

Keep the faith!

Kari at A Grace Full Life said...

That should have read 1200-1500 calories a day....12 calories a day would not be good at all. ;)