Monday, December 1, 2008

Here's the skinny

I've finally gotten to a place in life where I am happy with my body - whatever it looks like. Really. I'm not just saying that. How can I not love the body that carried two beautiful and healthy babies (much to it's despise apparently... even though I actually loved being pregnant, my body did not).

So, now that I've reached this level of enlightenment, I'm joining an online weight loss challenge called Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans. Not because I'd like my jeans to be a bit less tight, although that is admittedly a nice side benefit, but because I want to be healthier, have more energy and protect myself as much as possible from health related problems that run in my family like diabetes and heart disease.

I don't have a specific weight goal I'm trying to reach. My goals will be:
  • Eat a healthy breakfast every day.
  • Pack a lunch for work (side benefit, more $ for Christmas presents!).
  • Avoid all the sweet snacks around the office.
  • Exercise a few nights a week at the gym I joined recently, started going and then got sick and never got back on the wagon.

I'll blog my progress weekly - any tips appreciated!

Update: Day One. Not the best start... I did eat a good breakfast and brought my lunch to work, but then someone brought peppermint bark into the office - I didn't pass, and I won't be exercising tonight unless you consider decorating the Christmas tree and then writing a post about Thanksgiving a workout. Ah well. Two out of four. I'm going to go ahead and see the glass half full today.


Devoted Mom To B... said...

I'm in on that! Too much stress eating here, hence, the new blog. Check out the recipe I just posted for muffins. Your girls will love them, guaranteed!

Kirsten / Mama Ginger Tree said...

You need a strategy for the constant treats at work this time of year. Maybe allow yourself one or two a week without the guilt.

baristamomma said...

Hey there! I didn't realize you had joined the world of bogging. I love your blog, and I'll be back.
P.S. You can do it!!!!!!!!!

Lish said...

To motivate myself to go to the gym, I promise myself presents, usually gym wear or books or CDs. Stuff like that. Like after I go for a whole week consistently, I get my present. Sometimes it's just a Chai at Starbucks since I've given them up.

If I'm really, really unmotivated, I get the present right after the visit.

Elisa said...

Hi from another member of the sisterhood! Just wanted to drop by to say hi and wish you good luck in the challenge. I hope you reach your goals!


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