the road to healthy

This has been a long time coming. But it’s time. I need to get healthy. I’ve been in sort of a denial state about my general overall health for awhile now. For the most part I don’t have major health problems, I don’t drink much, I don’t smoke, I sleep okay, I can do most activities I want to do, I have low blood pressure, average cholesterol, etc. But I am overweight and not just a little. A lot.

But it’s time. As far as I know I’m done having kids so that excuse is out the window. I don’t have a tiny baby anymore so there goes that one too. It’s time to get healthy. And honestly this time I think I have the right attitude because I’ve done this before. A couple of times. This time I don’t care what the final weight is, I don’t care what clothing size I end up in. I care that I am eating well, taking care of myself, and being good to me. My recent creativity boom has opened my eyes to the value of what I have. And I want to keep it.

I do have some goals, some pretty big ones actually. My long term goal is to get down to a healthy weight within a year. If I make that goal Chris and I have an agreement that I can choose one of the following two rewards – a MacBook of my own or a Canon DSLR, both are highly motivating. The second big goal is to make exercise a habit. I actually like exercising when I’m doing it and I love how it makes me feel but for some reason I have periods where the thought of doing it is just daunting. So it’s time to get moving.

The last time I had any sort of success at all I made sure to document it. And often. I’m going that same route again. So as time goes on don’t be surprised to see random posts about how it’s going. I also hope to participate in Blog to Fit. It’s a nifty little community of bloggers trying to get healthy. And I am SO in.

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