Tuesday, January 5, 2010

Resolutions

I am not usually one for making resolutions mainly because I just don't stick to them and it's always the same thing, loosing weight.

I have always struggled with my weight and some years I do achieve weight loss and then of course pack the lbs right back on later. I did loose about 15 pounds last year but gained most of it back once I got off the diet I was on. It is always a constant yo-yo with me, no permanency here.

This year my resolution is to get healthy. I want to be a fun, active mom. Yes, I know I am those but I want to be fun and active in different ways. I really want my kids to have a healthy, physically active role model to look up to. I want my kids not to struggle with weight issues their entire lives. I know if they see their parents exercising they will know and understand that it has to be a part of life to maintain a healthy lifestyle. I used to go to an aerobics class I loved and did it for a couple of years, when I stopped exercising, I started packing the pounds back on. I still have never found anything I liked as well as that class to this day! I have tried and tried to exercise at home but that is just not happening with two wild boys running around, stopping my DVDs, and asking nonstop for things while I try to exercise. I would love a treadmill but I have absolutely no room in my current home for one. I have thought about the gym but we really don't have the extra money for the membership every month.

After our annual mom's night out Christmas dinner with my playgroup moms, we started talking about how miserable we all were with our current bodies. One of the girls said she loved the idea of running and how when ever you saw someone doing it, it just looked so peaceful. After much discussion on the topic we decided to start a walking/running group and plan to run our first 5K in May. We did some research and decided to go with the Couch to 5K program. It in cooperates walking and running in different time increments with more walking than running to start with, ever week you run more and walk less. You do this 3 times a week and in 9 weeks you should be running for a solid 30 minutes.

We braved the 20 degree weather for our first meeting on Monday. Rex kept telling me I was crazy but I knew I had to start or I would find another excuse why not to start! I was the slow, fat girl in the back. (I can say this about myself because it's the truth!:)) Man, I didn't really realize how bad out of shape I was, I didn't think I could make it but I did! I survived! That is an accomplishment all on it's own. I have never, ever been a runner!! I love to walk and do aerobics but run, ha!

I started back on a combination of Weight Watchers and Thrive this week. I am counting my points but still doing a low carb version of it. My body does really respond better to the whole low carb, high protein, land lots of fibrous veggies combo. I do want to loose at least 80 pounds but I really just want to be healthy. I don't want to be miserable anymore and I really want to be a mom and wife my kids and husband can be proud of. I know it's going to take a lot of hard work and patience but I will do it this year. I know my friends and I can do this together! We will accomplish this to be able to run our first marathon together!!! Keep me in your prayers because I have the world's worst will power! I know God will give me the strength to make my body the living temple it should be, healthy and strong!

2 comments:

Diana said...

I think this is an awesome goal Becky! I did the couch to 5k and loved it! I did it in the Summer which was much better than 20 degree weather! I ran my first 5k just about a month after finishing the program! It works stick to it. I am hoping to get back running once I have this little man. I have a major tendency to gain excessive weight while I am pregnant so my goal is to be back normal before Christmas this year. It is hard to watch calories nursing b/c my milk supply is strongly effected by calorie shortage. I am however more than half way through this pregnancy so I need to buckle down on what I eat and try to stay active. Keep in touch I am so proud of you!

Tammy On the Go said...

I am right behind you....