Saturday, August 6, 2011

Slacker is back!

How many times have you started your diet again?  I have lost count!!!  How many diets have you tried?  I have tried alot!  I am so good at starting but horrible at finishing.  Well, the slacker is back!!!!!!   This time however the slacker is changing her life.  I am not just starting a diet on Monday, I am not vowing to start a new exercise class. No, I am changing my life.  Bare with me as I share what has occured.

In March I went to visit my brother.  He works for Titan Fitness and they sell the Exerspy.  It is a device that you wear on your arm and it keeps track of how many calories you burn, how many steps you take, how much you sleep, and your minutes of activity.  (any questions email  Well this was it.  I was going to use this, keep track of my calories, train for my 2nd 5K, and weight would magically fall off.  Jason has been one of the many people who has supported me and encouraged me.  Even this time,  my excuses won over doing the work.  I have continued to wear this device and 100% believe it is what has kept me from gaining.  Since wearing it in March till about July 31 I have lost about 12 pounds.  Good for me, but it could have been better.  I got lazy.  During this time I used many excuses.....I do not have time to plug in my calories, I don't have time to workout, I am tired after working all day and deserve to chill know the drill.  I can be the queen of excuses.  My desire was to eat right, exercise, start my day with Jesus.  But I never acted with 100% effort.  I want the easy road.  The simple diet that would get the job done without messing up my day.  And I want to not get up early.

We moved in May, and I never finished training for that 2nd 5K.  My excuses then became about moving and all that needed to be done.  Then I noticed a sign in our new little town for cardio kickboxing.  I love group classes and kickboxing.  So I went.  I was a nervous wreck.  I would feel out of place.  It seems from this girls' perspective its the healthy people working out, not us fat chicks.  To my surprise I was welcomed with open arms and encouraged every step of the way.  I have continued to attend and me and my family have joined the Tae Kwon Do classes offered at this facility.  This place is amazing.  Go check out  About the time I began attending here, my brother recommended a book called Bring It.  I told him I would give it a good go for 3 months and if I did not feel better and lose weight I would be considering weight loss surgery.  I was fed up.  I hate being tired.  I have too much life to live.  I have to many cute outfits to wear.  I was done.  (He did not like my statement!) Again I gave the book a chance. I started but did not finish, however I noticed between attempting the changes in the book and my exercise at PTC I was feeling better.

What happens next helps initiate my desire to do it different and do it better.  I have in the past suffered from recurring ovarian cysts and have been treated with medicine.  This medicine made me crazy!!  Ask my kids. Ask my husband.  Even my mom living miles away can tell you.  There were many side effects.  Since 2008 I have not had any cysts, but in July one came back. The medical answer is meds.  Well, I say no!  I am not doing it. I do not want to put myself or my family through that again. So, I am changing my lifestyle.  Not just doing a diet.  I am just plain eating healthy and exercising.   I look forward to it and the health benefits.   I have decided to treat myself with nutrition.  I am feeling great and look forward to doing this the right way.  Not some fad diet.

I can do all things through Christ!  So can you!!!!

A special shout out to all who are supporting me and helping me.  Thank you.  God blesses us with gifts to bless others and each of you bless me.

Lets Finish this! 

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