I got a treadmill for Christmas! It’s been in my room, all set up since last Friday, over a week ago. I haven’t used it yet. I was still on vacation. Not to mention the awful cold I’ve had. Today though, it’s Monday. The first Monday of the New Year!
New habits I’m adopting: (small changes!)
- WATER WATER WATER!!!! ?I suck at drinking water. I need to set an alarm to make me drink!
- 15 minutes on the treadmill a day for now (let’s not push it).
- No more Diet coke.
- Tracking on My Fitness Pal
- Wearing and using my fitbit daily (works with My Fitness Pal!)
- At least 3 servings of fruit and veggies a day (I currently have none).
- Cut cookies/sweet snacks down to weekends only. (OK, this one may be a bit ambitious)
In the last 4 years, I have put on 55 pounds. And I wasn’t skinny to start! I suffer from chronic Lyme disease which results in exhaustion and joint/connective tissue pain, so I like to use that as an excuse. Excuses are done. I can’t stand to see myself anymore. I used to at least have days where I thought I looked good. I don’t even have that anymore.
I’d like to be one of those women who embrace their curves, and if I get down to “curvy”, I’ll embrace it. But right now I’m FAT. ?When my belly is smaller than my boobs, I’ll revisit the curvy thing. Honestly, it’s clearly not just the way I look, it’s my health.
I eat like a 6 year old. My husband is even worse. We are both very picky, and neither cooks much beyond a few fattening dishes and grilling on the grill. Mr. Ana and the kids only eat fish if it’s a fish stick (I like fish, but they hate the smell so much they won’t let me cook it.) The only veggies they will eat are the ones in tons of butter and salt. We eat pizza, pasta, hot dogs, and take-out more times than anyone should.
My 8 year old has my body. He doesn’t eat much but he struggles with a belly. My 16 year old is 5’10” and 125 (fuck him). He shoves everything he sees in his mouth and doesn’t gain a pound. My husband was like that too (he’s now 150, but he works out a lot). ?I need to get my kids and myself eating healthier.
Starting on Monday. (TODAY!)
How about you? What positive changes are you making?