I am horrible when it comes to sticking with things. I get an amazing idea in my head, make all the plans to execute it, begin it, and usually let it fade away. This mostly applies to diets, working out, eating healthy and everything that goes with it.
When I was younger, I never had to worry about gaining weight. In fact, I could have gained some and looked even better. Of course, in college, I gained some of the “Freshman 15”, but honestly it wasn’t bad. I didn’t work out,
drank ate whatever I wanted and never worried about how I looked.
After college it all went downhill. Suddenly I was not walking miles to class every day, and sitting at a desk took it’s toll. Add turning 25, then 30, marriage and two kids – needless to say, I’m not happy about how I look.
But it’s more than how I look. I want to be healthy. I want to be able to fight sickness and disease if I should ever face it. This year has been a test for a few people that are very close to me. Through their health struggles I have realized that I need to do better with my health. I need to be strong, be here for my babies and husband, family and friends.
I’ve recommitted to MyFitnessPal and have been going strong for a week now (and lost 4 lbs!). I started a new workout program in Daily Burn and have done it every day for a week. I am drinking more water, gave up Diet Coke (again – oops). I am doing this for me, but also for my family.
Today I’m linking up with Anne from Love the Here and Now for Wednesday Wishes. This week I’m wishing for strength to continue this journey to become a healthier (and better looking, let’s be honest) me. Strength to say no to too much delicious pizza, to stop myself from buying Lindt truffles. I’m wishing for the desire to eat natural sugar instead, fruits. To crave water and vegetables. I know this takes time, but it’s what I am striving for.
Any other tips or words of the wise? Help me out!