I am taking a leap out of my comfort zone here - I am going to share with you some of the specific things I am trying to be "Better" at in 2012.
The first one is mostly because I would like some public accountability - I am really trying to loose weight. I am not going to share what my starting weight is, or what my goal is, just share that I am trying to loose 70 pounds. Yikes. I hate that I have to even type that number. (And no, the goal weight isn't a number I just pulled out, it is actually within the range that my doctor and I discussed based on my health and body type.)
For however many weeks it takes, I will be updating you on how I am doing with this, if I have lost weight that week, and what I have done to reach my goal that week. I will share new recipes I have tried and loved, and any other successes I have had
What brought about this new found determination - let me tell you.
I was looking through old pictures of myself, and I didn't recognize myself in two of them. Because I was so much closer to a healthier weight than I am now. I seriously had to take a second to realize it was me in the photos. I realized that I want to be the fun Mom playing with my son at the park, not just sitting on a bench watching. I wanted to be a part of my life, the life God has blessed me with, and not just sit on the sidelines.
Here is the plan - I am seriously watching my portion control (Hello Measuring Cups) and following a fairly low carb diet, not no carbs, just low carbs. (Like a Low GI diet) and I have set goals for myself for the next few weeks regarding exercise. This week my goal is to use our treadmill for at least 30 minutes 5 times in the next 7 days.
I'll be back next Monday to share how this week has gone.
(If you would like to join me in this journey by starting your own, please leave me a comment! I would love to know I am not alone out there!)