As you can see by recent posts about my frustration with my life, there’s lots of things that I want to work on. One of the most important is my weight. Having K and D almost back to back took a toll on my body that I could never have imagined and the lifestyle of being a WAHM with two babies just made things worse.
I’ve become a victim of my own circumstances, combined with an out and out lack of motivation. It’s time to get my act together, though. It’s time to take back control of my body, as well as the other factors in my life that I’m working on. I’ve decided that joining the ladies of Mamavation will help me to stay motivated and on track. I’ve seen the amazing support that they give each other, and think that it will be crucial for me as I start on this long journey.
My weight scares me a bit now, especially with Mother’s Day approaching. Sounds strange, I know. For those who don’t know me well, I lost my own mom 2 years ago in July. Heart disease stole her from me at just 58 years old. One of her biggest contributing factors was her weight. She yo-yo’d back and forth for years, never getting to an ideal and healthy weight again after having my brother and I. I don’t want to put my kids through the pain of losing me before my time. Plain and simple.
I’m trying to go into this with realistic expectations and to not do too much to start. My first steps are going to be meal planning the week, so that I don’t have to turn to fast food options for lack of something to make for dinner, plus cutting out soda in exchange for water. I also need to get moving, so am committing to a half hour of exercise every other day, to start.
I’m not the most comfortable sharing my weight with the world, but will say that I’m in a size 16 right now, shooting to get back into a size 8 eventually. I have a specific goal weight in mind, but for me it’s not going to be about the numbers. It’s going to be about feeling good and in control again.
Wish me luck, everyone and I hope that you’ll follow along with me as I start down the road to being a healthier mom!