Friday, July 6, 2012

The history

I thought it would be a good idea to give a little history on my weight so everyone can see how I got where I am today and why it has taken me so long to make the decision in my mind, body and spirit to lose this weight and change my habits FOR.EV.ER!
Growing up I was a slim kid, not ever really chubby, and I mostly stayed indoors because I grew up in Portland Oregon (rain central). I am the oldest of 8 kids and I remember my mom drinking shakes, and watching her calories after she had a baby, but we were not really active all the time. Please DO NOT mistake this for me saying “my parents never were active, so I am fat!” This is not their fault, I am the way I am because of choices I have made in my adult life. Moral of the story we were not super active or health conscious in my house when I was growing up.
All through high school I danced for 4 + hours each day, so I could eat a lot of things and not really have it ‘go to my hips’. This was awesome, but it did not help me develop healthy habits, I ate what I wanted because I would burn all those calories (and more) by dancing every day.
Fast forward to high school graduation, all of the sudden I was not dancing every day, yet I was still eating everything without boundaries. Don’t get me wrong I was not downing a large pizza by myself, but truth be told I could have… I got married when I was 19 and 1 year later I was at the doctor, the medical assistant came in and asked me “are you sure you are not pregnant?” I was not positive so she ran a test. I was not pregnant but I had gained 20 pounds in one year, yikes! From that point on I steadily gained weight and did not drop it. My hubby and I were in the newlywed bubble for the first 1.5 years of our marriage and we loved to come home, eat dinner and watch a movie or sitcoms. I did not work out, I did not run or walk for exercise, I spent all day at work sitting at a desk.

Fast forward to now, three kids later, and around 60 pounds heavier (blah)  this is where we are today. I have had three ladies, suffered from mild PPD and had some turbulent times emotionally, mentally and financially. Finally things are looking up and I need to be held accountable in order to lose this weight.
The point is not to paint a sob story but to be real about it. I find people really struggle from being real when it comes to their journey and this is never helpful, so I am writing this blog to be real and really make a change in my life.

Question of the day: When do you find time to work out? Especially if you have little ones...

3 comments:

  1. I am in a similar boat!! When I do get the motivation to work out my kids have been really good about helping me. I have done workout videos, and when I do I normally give my girls play dough to play with or a craft that will distract them long enough for me to get in at least a 45 minutes workout, sometimes I would have to stop and help them but then they got the hint after several times that mommy was working out and just play until I am done. It will be struggle at first but YOU CAN DO IT!! Another way is to workout in the morning before the kids get up, I have tried it but it was hard for me cause I like my sleep :-) I am looking forward to reading your blog and hopefully it might help me get back on board and start working out as well.

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  2. I am with you about loving my sleep! My problem is that I am a night owl so I like to stay up late and get things done after my ladies are asleep. Maybe I will have to reverse this and get things done before they wake up. Thank you for the inspiration and the suggestions!

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  3. take a before and after picture!!! Some tips (if you don't know already) to keep your body burning fat all day long, eat small meals or healthy snacks every 2-3 hours. Drink LOTS of water, because that will help flush the fat from your body, and remember that breakfast is the most important meal of the day :) I'm soooooo sooo so excited for you!!!!

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