It’s about time I come to my senses. Wake up to smell the coffee. Get with the program. Step back into the swing of things.
I am overweight.
I am fat.
I eat too much and exercise too little.
(But it’s not my fault. Or is it?!)
In my defense, I have been either pregnant or nursing for SIX YEARS STRAIGHT up until this year. I’ve maintained my household, started a thriving business from nothing, homeschooled three kids, and still somehow managed to keep my sanity. But my body? My “me time”?? Well, that’s a different story. Every time I attempted to work out at a gym or get some exercise, a child vomited from crying so much or it started to rain or there wasn’t enough money to join a gym or there were dishes to do or peg dolls to be painted or… You know how it goes. The list of excuses goes on and on.
I can confidently say that I feel our kids are now old enough (ages 2, 4, & 5) for me to start paying a little attention to myself. It’s time for MEMEME!! Just a few hours a week. Wouldn’t you agree?
In celebration, I’m putting it out there for the world to see: I am going to lose a significant amount of weight in the next several months/years. I am not going to “diet” or stop eating nor will I hire a physical trainer or go to the gym ten days a week. I will eat better and exercise more. I don’t want to put a time frame on it because I don’t have time for disappointment, only improvement.
Today, I started a second mini-cleanse by eating more whole foods and less processed foods, no sugar, less dairy, less carbs/gluten. I started the day with a warm lemon water (a great cleansing suggestion by my fellow homeschool Mama friend at Ray Of Radiance). I also went to the gym for the first time in a very. long. time. It happens to be right around the corner from our house so that makes it not only convenient, but a little extra exercise to get there and back. My husband & I found a plan that will hopefully work – we take turns going on his work lunch break and/or in the evenings & on weekends. That way, someone can watch the kids and we don’t have to pay extra money for babysitting or a bigger gym membership.
I started more conscious eating last week and I am pleased to see I am down three pounds. I would say that’s a good start.
What are your best tips for getting back into the groove? Any helpful suggestions to ease back into a healthier life?