I am overweight. There is no sugar coating it, no getting around it, I am big. For the sake of being fully upfront and honest, ill even tell you exactly how much I weigh... 216.4lbs For me, that is a LOT.
Ive gone a long time trying to trick myself into thinking that I'm happy with myself just the way I am, no matter how much I weigh...but this is not the truth everyone, ill tell you all right now, I am NOT happy being nearly 220lbs. this does not bring me happiness.
Now, I'm not one to be obsessed with a number, I'm not one to freak out and have a conniption fit over the number on the scale but I recognize that I am an unhealthy weight and to try and deny it any longer would be ignorant of me. I also feel every bit of extra weight I'm carrying around on a daily basis. I feel the fatigue, the lack of energy and the windedness (I think I just made that word up) I feel from simply walking up my steps, I just feel very run down and much older than I actually am. Sure, the kids have something to do with that, but I cant use my kids as an excuse forever! My baby is now 18 months, my oldest is 8...its time momma starts loosing all this baby weight and taking care of herself.
I'm posting this as a run in to what will be a weekly weigh in and chronicle of my journey to better health and a more healthy weight. I will be taking a "before" picture tomorrow and ill be bearing all my lovely lady lumps for all to see, so stay tuned for that lovely treat.
In addition to posting weekly about my journey, I hope someone else out there reading will decide to take their OWN journey! Listen folks, its taken me a long time to get to this point. Ive put off going to the gym and getting in shape for nearly TEN years, so I know how hard it is to take that first step and just do it, but that is exactly what you have to do, just don't even think about it too much and just do it. I did an hour long cardio kickbox class on Sunday! and I didn't die! and it was the first time id been to the gym in many many years. If I can do it, I promise you to goodness, so can you.