Ever since my divorce I have (obviously) gained a butt load of weight. UGH! It’s to the point that I can’t breath when I tie my shoes. Yup! It’s that bad. I gained quite a bit of weight after my divorce because I no longer felt that I needed to cook. Ha. Yeah that sounds crazy. When I was married I was never made/forced to cook or have dinner ready when he got home from work, which I was grateful for. But that is exactly what I did most of the time because it made me feel good to do it and I wanted to do that for my family.
It’s so easy to start living a healthy lifestyle.
Heck, I have done it many times and am good at starting. However, for me it’s difficult to continue a healthy lifestyle past the first day… and sometimes less than a full day. ha. Story of my life! It eventually became difficult for me to cook for just myself and for a picky eater. Due to this, we started eating out a lot. Jessica wasn’t always a picky eater, but I think from eating out so much (and other factors) she has become horrible at eating. I admit.. I failed as a parent on that part… but I pledge to do better! Especially since she’s on board with me on eating healthier. We have cut out fast food from our diet. YAY! (.. or at least when she’s with me she no longer eats fast food) Anyhow, don’t get me wrong, I say I no longer cook, but I do feed her, but sometimes she wants eggs, tuna or chorizo for dinner… and I don’t consider that cooking (even though it is.. somewhat). Besides eating out, we also eat at my parents way too often which I am super grateful for because it’s another excuse for me not to cook and my mom is an amazing cook. So needless to say, my lack of cooking skills has greatly diminished. If anyone has tips or recipes on how to cook for 1 or 2 people, please send them my way. I still can’t get out of the habit of cooking large portions.
It’s so easy to start living a healthy lifestyle. Heck, I have done it many times and am good at starting. However, for me it’s difficult to continue a healthy lifestyle past the first day… and sometimes less than a full day. ha. Story of my life!
So here goes nothing. I’m publicly going to say that I will do my best to be healthier so that I am held accountable by everyone and especially myself. I’m afraid because I know me and I know that I don’t ever follow through on anything that has to do with eating healthy or working out.
I was talking to my wonderful son in law and he’s always pushing me to eat healthier & to work-out. I always have one excuse or another. Or I say, “I’ll start next week” Well next week never happens. As I was laying in bed ready to go to sleep I kept thinking of the many things Matt has told me to eat better, work out, be healthy.. blah blah blah….. I knew I had to do something and NOW… not tomorrow. I got out of bed (I won’t lie, I was kinda hesitant) but nonetheless, I got out of bed. Stood on a scale… did a little twerking.. ha.. EEWW!! JUST KIDDING. I looked in the mirror & said out loud, “Ed, you can do this because you want to do this” (I lied to myself, but I figured the more I say it, the more I believe it” ha ha.
I didn’t want to start out with a big workout since I haven’t worked out in over 10 years. But I did find a video online and did a 10 minute bicep workout from hell. HOLY CRAP I felt like I was going to pass out. It was SO difficult… but I did it. Poor Cletus (my pitbull) was going crazy due to me whimpering and moaning from the pain in my arms. It was funny because when I put the weights down he wanted to attack them. I love how he was trying to protect me. ha. Dang Gina! Those 5 lbs weights kicked my bootay! Anyhow, the reason I decided to start with biceps was because I hate that when I wave at someone, my arms wave back. ha ha ha.. Sad, but true story! ha.
|As much as I go to the bathroom,
it would be fabulous if this was the way to loose weight! ha
Alright… I’ll say it again… I KNOW I CAN.. Oh wait, I never said that. HA. The truth is, I am lazy. I have no will power, no energy, no motivation…. of course that all will change. Please help me by motivating me or literately giving me a kick in the caboose to get me going. Heck, ask me how I’m doing with this challenge. Hold me accountable.. whatever you want.. .I just ask that I get help with motivation crap.. I meant wonderfulness!
Although I am starting this weight loss challenge, I won’t post my weight because you would crap your pants if you knew how much poundage this short stubby gal can pack and sometimes hide thanks to girdles! ha.
Alright… it’s all or nothing! I CAN DO THIS
Did I mention I am scared? Agghhhh!!
I CAN do this.. .I WILL do this!!!!