Sunday, October 14, 2012



Oh boy!

Weight has always been an issue with me. I've never been overweight, but I've never been happy with my weight either. There's always been these 10 pounds that have haunted me since having my children.

I struggle.

I want nothing more than to wake up one day, look at myself in the mirror and just be happy with how I look.


I want to be able to eat without constantly worrying about the calories, or thinking with every bite that I'm packing on the pounds.  I just want to eat without the guilt and it's something I've never been able to do.

To say that it's tiring, is pointless. And I'm more than ready to really get serious about this.


I can't diet though, forget it, and I am finding out that counting calories (though it's worked before), is not really doing it for me this time around.  I'm miserable folks.

So I've made a decision.  I will watch what I eat in the sense that I will not overdo it, I will limit my intake of junk food, eat more fruits and veggies and I will exercise at least 3 times a week.

I've had to tell myself that it's either I diet and hate every step of it, OR, I eat what I want but I compromise by exercising and taking care of my body.

Best part about this, is that I have the best family on earth.  They love me, they support me and they are all ready to jump right in on this journey.


So we're exercising together.  My husband already does it during the week and I'll do mine at home, but every weekend we are hitting the Base track, as a family.


My boy brings his bike along


Needless to say, crochet is never too far from this little bag holds bottled water and the camera of course :)


It's not easy, I start running those laps and I want to quit so badly, because my legs hurt and my chest is on fire and I feel like I'm going to hack up a lung....but I close my eyes, I breathe constantly and I pray through it.  Today, I was able to do 2 whole laps without stopping and walking at.  That is HUGE for me.


Miss Jasmine doesn't much care for exercise, but she's a good sport and she gets out there with us and does her best.  After today though, she has told me that she is starting to enjoy it and can't wait to go back next weekend.  (she's such a goofball, the minute she sees the camera she makes faces for me lol)


My two boy loves.  I just love seeing them together, they run laps and talk and laugh, and cheer each other on.


My love, my support, my biggest cheerleader.  I couldn't do this without him :)


My other little cheerleader, he sees me struggling and runs out to run with me :)


And when we've done laps he breaks out his bike and flies around the track for fun


I don't know how to even begin to explain to you all, just how important it is to have a family that is willing to exercise together, to push each other through this and to know that we are not alone.


And the thing is, exercising does not have to be boring, it can be so much fun if you do it together.


So wish me luck.  I'm determined to make this work and I know I can do it.

Because one thing is for sure, I love cooking, I love food and I can't stop being who I am.  I wouldn't be able to make it away from a kitchen with delicious food on the I compromise.

It won't be easy, I'm sure there will be days that I will want to scream NO, or say "forget it".  But I can't, I have to and I WILL make this work.

Monday, Wednesday and Friday I'll be working my little butt off.....

Monday - Zumba
Tuesday - 30 Day Shred
Friday - Aerobics
Sunday - Track



Rachelle said...

Hooray for excersise! Girl you CAN do it! I haven't done anything the last 15 yrs, then the Dr. told me I HAD to or else (diabetic)...10 months later, 50 lbs less and I'm adding more to my excersise schedule because I ENJOY it! :) We can be buddy buddy, I'm on Facebook and Instagram you know. @mommyimhungry

. said...

you can do it!!!

Miss Ruthie Aileen said...

Good for you! I too hate exercising. I played every sport I could in high school and college (Vollyeball, baseketball, indoor soccer, track), so I never really had to worry about weight. God thankfully blessed me with a high metabolism. Since I have had kids I too have added those "carry me around every where you go" pounds. But slowly I have burned them off. I found that portion control is the key. You still eat, you still enjoy, but you set limits. This way you are set up for frustration or failure. I will be praying for you throughout the week as you set off on this new adventure!
Id' say "break a leg" but maybe it is more like "pull a muscle!" LOL just kidding!

Jenna said...

You can do this!! I feel like I'm in the same boat as you...I'd love to shed about 10 pounds. It's awesome that your family exercises with you! Before you know it you'll be able to run a 5k!

Stacia said...

You have motivation and support so you'll do a terrific job.
Being healthy and setting a good example for your kids is such a great gift. :)

Andrea said...

Keep it fun and it will be easier to stick with it!

Carol said...

Good for you!!! My husband was never into exercise until he HAD to be. Now he actually is sad if he misses a day, LOL! You totally have the right attitude!

Suellen aka Suzy said...

I have lost about 35 pounds this year (still have a long way to go) and I've done it with walking and bike riding. I still eat what I want for the most part (I have no control over ice cream so will not have it in the house, but I do buy ONE single ice cream bar at the grocery store and eat it while waiting for the bus). You can do this, and it will get to the point that you will make excuses to leave the house to get exercise (at least I do!)

Rabby said...

Way to go!!!!!!! <3 It's so hard... ;_; I keep starting and quitting... Starting and hurting myself and stopping to recover and getting scared to try again... But I hate how my jeans fit on me - that's my biggest thing. I don't hate how others perceive me, but I don't like how my jeans make me look. ;_;

Your family have the most lovely freckles. ^_^;; Is that weird to say? Sooo beautiful.

I just started following your blog and I dunno how regular I will be, but for tonight it's just really nice to be strolling around, hearing your thoughts. I'm a few years away from motherhood yet, but I'm sure it will come along someday and I know I can use all the advice and such that I can get. Whether or not it's ever delivered in a way that is entertaining? Well, that's harder to come by - and so I'm here, enjoying and being entertained by your processes and thoughts. <3

Good luck to you. <3 We all deserve to feel great about how we look! After all, we're each unique for that reason, right? <3

Mar said...

I've been like you for years and at last what work for me perfectly is an old spanish saying: breakfast as a king, lunch as a prince and dinner as a beggar! I assure you that works. :)
Thank you for your blog.