I made a decision as of March 1st ~ no more....no more of "this" April. I am so tired of feeling bad....out of breath, out of shape and overweight. I have really packed on the pounds and got so unhealthy. I have always "weighed" heavy...meaning....one of my nick names affectionately called to me by some family was "lead butt". I have always heard, "you don't look that heavy" ~ which I guess is a good thing...but I have always FELT heavy. I currently weigh more now that I did being 9 months pregnant with either one of my children ~ are you kidding me?! (no...I am not!)
Last week, I weighed 196lbs at the Doctors office. Due to the "lead butt" syndrome, I have never really kept track of my weight by actually getting on a scale but rather went by how my clothes fit. I can tell you they are all fitting tight now...actually, I did break down and buy a few larger sizes - for comfort. So, I never thought that I would have such a problem with my weight and how hard it is to get motivated. My knees hurt, my back aches, my shins ache, and i get winded and light-headed fairly easy...I am in a sad, sad state of unhealthiness. NO MORE! I am moving beyond this.
I am just about mortified at the state of my physical condition. Where did the uber competitive, soccer kicking ~ basketball pounding ~ volleyball spiking chick go?! How easy it has been since starting back to college to just "sit". Life happened and I got caught up in the Arbys fast lane...along with McDs....Subway...Pizza Hut....Wheat State....Jimmy Johns....Braums....dang the fast food!! It is like I have been in a coma. It was only 5 years ago ~ wow it has been 5 years....that I was in pretty damn good condition - physically. I had quit smoking and was walk/jog 6 miles a day. Mentally was an entirely different story - HA! I guess the milestones add up and can slip away if I am not mindful.
Two of my major milestones still worth celebrating: March 16th will mark 13 years of alcohol/drug free life. & July 30th will be 5 years of cigarette smoke-free living. NOW....I am going to get with the fitness and nutrition program. I am going to lose this spare tire and get in better physical condition. I will be tracking my progress and using the *free* website sparkpeople.com for this journey ~ wanna join me? :) I need an accountability partner.