Thursday, December 19, 2013

New City, New Life, and Hopefully a New Me

It's no secret based on previous posts that I've struggled with weight loss. It's been something I've dealt with my entire adult life. I've been on every diet plan and and counted every calorie. I'm going to do it again. Next week I am going down to the gym and signing up with my husband. I'm going to push myself to go everyday and do it. One of my biggest motivators is my child. She just turned five last week. We took her to the doctor for her yearly checkup and the doctor said she was in the 95th percentile in weight. Which was not good. She isn't overweight, but he told us now is the time to get things under control because the way she eats now will determine her risk factors for high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and others. It shocked me to hear those words come out of his mouth about my little girl. And then it hit me like a ton of bricks. Me and everyone else in her life is a terrible example. We all drink way too much soda pop. We all eat out at terrible fast food restaraunts, and we all give in to her wants for "goodies". So we, my husband and I, have decided enough is enough. It's time to change. I'm 29 years old. I can still change. I need to change. Not for the aesthetics but for my health; for my daughters health.

But there is a voice inside of me. A voice of self-doubt. That voice that keeps telling me that every time you start something you never finish. What makes you think you are going to finish this time? I'm scared. And maybe that's a good place to be. It makes me human. So here is to a new life for me. I'll take it one day at a time. One meal at a time. One exercise routine at a time. But I'm going to push myself. I'm going to stay positive. I'm going to surround myself with people who will help support me in this venture.

Wish me luck!