After having a good bit of success with dropping some pounds back in November and December, I have allowed my eating habits to maintain a holiday pace, and have (of course) packed some of those pounds back on. If you know me at all, you know that my sun rises and sets on food. I realize that this is not a healthy mindset, but it is who I am. It's been me for 26 years now. So that's something that will be very hard to undo. To be honest, I'm not really even sure that I want to. I've always kind of felt that exercising was my excuse to eat those foods that I love so dearly. The problem is that my daily life no longer includes this exercise of which I speak and on which I rely. So, it's time to change that. (Especially with summer and bathing suit weather being just around the corner.)
I should tell you that I try not to let the list consume me, but I do tend to keep it in the back of my mind at most times. There are any number of list items that would help me drop some pounds:
1. Get up when Sam gets up for one month. (0/31) - If I woke up that early, I would definitely have time for exercise.
25. Drink nothing but water for a week. - As I sit in my office drinking some super-sugary from-a-can cappuccino beverage... I've progressed leaps and bounds from what I used to be, that is a coke addict (Coca-cola, of course), but I've clearly made up for those missing calories with other things...like cookies.
26. Cook a vegetarian meal. - This would be especially beneficial if incorporated into our menu, say, weekly.
28. Complete a 30 Day Challenge on EA Active. (0/30) - Okay, to be honest, this is an okay workout, but I'm not sure how well it will help me "lose weight". It couldn't hurt though. My problem with this one is that I have trouble sticking with *anything* for 30 days.
30. Play tennis with Sam at least ten times, no matter how horribly he kicks my tail.(0/10) - I'm ashamed to admit that we haven't done this once in the six months I've been trying to complete list tasks. I'm also ashamed to admit that I am one of those people who used to scoff at tennis as a "fake" sport. Then I tried it, and holy cow, it's hard.
Of course, all of these would help to achieve the following:
27. Reach two new "tens-places" in my weight. (For instance, if I start at 480lbs, I need to get to 460.)
45. Fit into or give away all of the clothes in my closet.
And as a progression on 24.
If I weren't so chicken (and embarrassed to admit it), I would post my starting weight here. But I am, so I won't. Let's just say, it's a bigger number than it should be. Let me also say that I don't hate my body, especially after all that it's been through in the past seven years. I just know it can be better than it is. I know I can be healthier than I am. So, here's hoping that a small lifestyle change can make a small difference (or more optimistically, a big difference!).
So this is it. April 1st. And as much as I would like to say "April Fools! HAHAHA. I can't believe you fell for that!", I am actually embarking on a 30 day commitment to exercise.
Thanks for the support! And as always, thanks for reading!