As I have previously posted, I am trying to lose weight this year. Baby Bear is 3 and I don't think I can legally claim baby weight anymore. I don't feel healthy, I don't feel good about my weight, and I know that I can change and I can lose the weight I just have to get serious and get started. Each Monday on The Revolution, as they introduce their person for the week, they have the person make a "Me List." The "Me List" is a list of 3 things that the person wants to accomplish, get back to, or try depending on each person. So ever since I have been watching the show, I have been trying to come up with my "Me List." I want my list to be something that inspires me, encourages me, motivates me, and helps me change. I want my list to include things that I can make permanent so every time I do the things on my list they will remind that I did change, I did make a revolution, and I finished what I started. So here is my list of just 3 things that I want to change during my revolution of losing 40 pounds*.
1. Make intentional decisions about food - no more mindless munching.
2. Embrace my inner girly girl - I grew up a little bit of a "tom boy," but I would really like to ditch that image and just enjoy being a woman. I love doing my nails, getting my hair done, dressing up, shoe shopping, and purses. I just really want to embrace that and feel free to wear more skirts, take more time getting ready, and just pampering myself a little more.
3. Become a runner - This one will be a slow gradual thing. My entire life I have let my asthma hold me back and stop me from pushing myself. I don't want to use it as an excuse anymore. I am not saying I will be out running marathons in a month, I intend to build up to running regularly for exercise and maybe even attempting a 5k or two...EVENTUALLY. This one will be a process and a long term goal for me.
*I am choosing to lose 40 pounds on my own, it was my decision and no one else. When I lose the 40 pounds I will be at a healthy weight for my height, have a healthy B.M.I., and have less issues with my asthma. In the process of losing weight I intend to make healthier decisions regarding food, help my immediate family make better decisions about food, and help my family have fun doing activities that encourage fitness. I know that weight loss is a hot topic for many people and every one has an opinion on it. I would appreciate any encouragement you would like post, but I would prefer that negative comments not be posted. This post is not intended to create any disputes, arguments, or judgments, it is just a post about my intentions for my personal weight loss.