Here it comes.
The promise that so many people make and break. I’m going to go through several categories to tell you where I am with my health and what I’m doing about it. BUT there’s also a survey for you to fill out at the end. ↓↓↓ I really especially want tips and to create bonds with others over a common goal of getting fit and staying fit.
FEARS: How many times have I signed up with a gym and didn’t go? Probably four or five in my lifetime. How many starts have I made to improve myself and then I just didn’t keep going? I tried eating healthy and I tried walking or exercising several days in a row and then just quit. Well, I’m going to try it again but I’m going public with it this time. That means I will be answering to you and I’ll have to check in to let folks know how it’s going. My fear of failure should figure in nicely with this angle.
FEELINGS: I don’t feel like I’m huge, but I do know I can do better. I also know that when no one is looking, I’ll cheat and eat fried foods and cakes and sugary drinks. It happens. I also know I won’t go to work out without someone pushing me. This is the first of what I hope will be a long string of fitness articles – long because I’m hoping to stick to it long enough to make it a habit. Long enough to make a visible difference. Long enough to gain energy and feel better physically. And of course, long enough to shock my doctor!
CURRENT STATE: You can see pretty well from the video the shape I’m in. Or out. I get that it’s somewhere in between horrifying and fabulous, but I’m not willing to pick a word for it right now. Maybe if I can get closer to fabulous, it will be easier for me to describe the state I used to be in. I will not be writing sizes and weight here. No thanks. Let’s just say for now that I’m not happy with it. However, I am willing to show some photos of myself in the process. That should be a little entertainment for you if none of this other fitness talk is worth anything to you.
GOALS: My ultimate hope is that I could lose 3 sizes, but I’m starting with the smaller goal of being able to 1) lean over without my workout pants rolling down, 2) being able to paint my toenails without cussing, 3) not having to lay down to look thin. I’m a tall girl, so I look okay standing up, but after having two kids, don’t take my picture while I’m sitting unless there’s a horse standing between us.
RESULTS: Since I have only been on this program for three days – I began December 12, 2016 – there aren’t any results to show except for my sorry attitude about being sore. I also find myself trying to eat better things in the last few days so I don’t get the floor dirty while I’m trying to clean house.
EXERCISING: When I was younger, I could do anything. Jump, run, crawl, and even lift, bro. I have to be more careful now of injuries, so I’m going low impact as much as I can. The treadmill, recumbent bike, elliptical machine and some other things that I really don’t have a name for, but they are exercise machines.
YOU: I want to know what you do for exercise and eating. I’m really asking 2 questions – What do you do for diet and exercise? Let me know in the comments.
What gym do you go to?
Or do you just walk/jog/run?
Do you have a home gym or community gym?
Or are you like me and you’ve been doing nothing?
Do you follow an eating program
…and/or use a product to help lose weight?
Do you use a certain website or book for recipes?
Do you buy pre-made meals?
Or are you like me and you’ve been just eating whatever and not thinking about it?
- Anything else you’d like to add?