Saturday, July 9, 2011

Gonna try something new...

I've really been thinking about what I can do to get healthy, maybe loose some of this excess weight, and just plain feel better.  I'm sick of being tired all the time, and tired of hating just about every photo that I see of myself.

Yes, like every woman... I've said this same thing to myself over and over again.  Sometimes I make some progress, but it always becomes an issue again.  This time I'm at least going to get started by making some progress, then I'll work more on keeping it a major part of my life.

Yep, it's time to start the diet and exercise thing again.  The diet part is really just me eating better - healthy foods, no sodas, only natural sugars and only that in small amounts.  Sugar has always been my main downfall, and since I found out that I have some glucose tolerance issues I really want to make this change so that I don't find myself facing diabetes later down the road.

My first goal date is August 11th.  Just over a month away.  My main goal for this date is just to see some progress... I want to be realistic.  We are taking a trip to the beach and it would be wonderful if I could feel like I've made some progress by then.

You'll notice a new ticker in my side bar over there - you see the cute little one with the tape measure?  Yup... there I will report any changes. 

I'm taking measurements and photos for myself, and I'm thinking about if I'll share them or not - that's a tough thing to decide to do.  But... I will take them now, and if I decide to then I'll have them to share. :)

I bought the 30 Day shred DVD and some weights... I know it will be a major effort, but after seeing other people's amazing 30-Day results, I feel pretty confident that I could get some great results myself if I put in the effort.  We'll see what happens.

As far as eating goes, I really can't say that I'm going to do any major popular type of diet.  My main goal is to track my calories and try to stay near 1200 per day.  And of those 1200 calories, to make the most of them... I have done this before when I was pregnant and had gestational diabetes - I know I can do it again. 

That's it!  I'm off to take a few measurements now and get started with my exercise program tomorrow. :) 

1 comment:

  1. Good for you! It's so hard to do but worth it. My husband and I are currently working on this ourselves! Good luck!


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