I have been slacking at living heathy for a long time now. Far too long. But it finally happened – I am ready to change and be healthy again!
I logged into SparkPeople this morning and updated my goals and my weight ticker. I wrote a short blog entry (you can read it below), and visited one of the “teams” I am on. I also calculated how long it should take for me to reach my goal weight (which is 15 weeks, by the way!) I will be tracking my nutrition and exercise, as well as my water daily. From my SparkPage:
Back to 2006
Well, it happened – I am just a few pounds shy of weighing what I did when I started my weightloss/healthy living challenge in 2006. I was about 144 then and I am 140 now. Blah
It’s a strange thing to go from being very healthy and fit before and during a pregnancy and then gaining weight AFTER the baby! I attribute my gain to a few things:
Breastfeeding – this is no joke. I was famished and never satisfied while nursing for 25 months. It was kinda terrible. My body seemed to protest any time I wasn’t eating.
Poor food choices – Unfortunately, I chose many “easy” dinners and snacks over healthy during those 25 months…and for the last three months since weaning. There’s no excuse. I was just being lazy.
Lack of motivation in the fitness department – If I had been working out, I am SURE I wouldn’t have been eating the way I was, for I would have felt motivated to make healthy decisions in all areas, not just at the gym (or livingroom, rather). I just haven’t felt that drive to exercise that I used to.
All that being said, I logged on to SparkPeople today because I am READY to get healthy again. I am READY to become slim and trim again. I am READY to feel good inside and out.
Will keep the blog updated as much as I can.
I’ve been waiting for this day for a long time. The day when I would FINALLY wake up and feel that awesome Spark that I had on October 23rd, 2006. The day my life changed in such amazing ways. Today is that date again!
Having done this process before, I know how much it takes to change. How many differences there will be, both in my lifestyle and my thinking.
And I am READY.
How’s your motivation lately?
Check me out on SparkPeople. And if YOU are on SP, please let me know!