i am every one of these excuses...
as every new year begins, i seem to make the same resolution: lose weight/get healthy/stick to a diet/start exercising/etc.
i was thinking last night, "what would make this year any different?"
well, what if i posted my journey for the world to see? put the link to this on facebook and actually let other people follow my struggle?
it is a scary thought. a really frightening, humiliating, but potentially motivating, thought.
so, this is me, as of 1.2.12:
ugh. it is hard to believe that i was once a competitive gymnast and extremely active soccer player. the "freshman 15" hit me way back in 2002 and never really stopped.
i have tried lots of tactics - a low-carb diet, a spike diet, weight watchers, running, biking, elliptical-ing, yoga - and some have worked while others did not. i will also admit that i give up easily. as soon as the weight loss would slow down, i would quit. i guess it was just easier to do nothing about it.
but then you move, unpack your clothes, and count 17 pairs of jeans that do not fit anymore. seriously?! not one. your option becomes buying "fat pants" or finally buckling down, making a plan, and doing something about your life.
i am choosing the latter.
there is not a set number of pounds i hope to lose or a "magic weight" i want reach. i just want to look good in my clothes. although...if i had to go out and buy new ones...i guess i would not complain too much...
the quest for my so-called "hott bod" starts tomorrow. i have decided to try weight watchers again. i found some success with it the first time around though i was not good about tracking nor consuming the total amount of daily points that i was allotted. i hope to attend meetings for the weekly weigh-in as well. standing in front of someone on a scale and trying to defend a weight gain is no fun. trust me, i know.
along with the eating better, i know i have to exercise more. or, more accurately, start exercising. because i have not. not even in the slightest. like, i have a membership to lifetime and i have no idea where my member card is currently located. oops.
i just want to end this with a shout-out to one of my closest friends, rachel. she writes an awesome blog which you can find here. i read her resolutions the other day and it inspired me to work on myself too. she has become an avid runner and is working towards completing her first half-marathon in may. i have done the running route before but i tend to start walking the second i feel even slightly tired. so i think i might try a couch-to-5k plan and go from there.
and maybe find my lifetime card.