I am a twenty-something wife, mother of one, with a fast-paced career in business. In the past, I’ve not taken the time to focus on me, and my personal health and fitness. I am a habitual stress eater, an over eater and never took the time to exercise. I always had an excuse.
I have struggled with my weight my entire life, and was at my smallest in recent years immediately after my son was born four years ago – at which point I was still 30 pounds over the upper limit of a healthy weight range for my height. Since my son was born, I have struggled further, gaining an additional 50 pounds. This means that in total, I am 70+ pounds over my goal healthy weight. That it has gotten to this point is shocking and terrifying to me – I want to be healthy, and be there for my son. I don’t want to be the mom who skips all of the park outings… I am doing this for me, but I am also doing this for him. He needs a Mom who can give life her all, and give HIM her all, in every way!
Each year, for the past four years, I have made the effort to achieve something important in my life. The first year, I set about obtaining my professional designation, and achieved this within the year. The second year, I decided I would start the journey to a healthy me by quitting smoking. I have been smoke free for 1 year and 7 months. This year, I realized I was tired of being afraid to drive, and went out and took my road test after almost a decade of procrastination – I love the freedom of driving.
This year, for completion in 2010, my goal is to get myself into a healthy weight range, and focus on eating right, exercising, and just plain feeling healthier. This blog is about this journey… a journey to a healthier me!