Friday, January 27, 2012

Reasons {because there are many}

I started this blog because of my desire to lose 100 pounds by the time I go to WDW on 10/27 but Disney World is not the only reason why I want to lose weight. Booking the trip was the catalyst for me to step up and get it done. While it is one of the major reasons, if not the most major, there are many different reasons why I want to do this.

For my health—Despite being overweight for the past few years, up until recently I didn’t feel bad, health wise. For a while now, I have been feeling achy, full of heart burn and indigestion, breathless, lethargic and in pain. I am only 32 years old! I may feel old, but I certainly should not be feeling that way at this age! Since starting this up last Tuesday, I have noticed a HUGE change in many ways! I am not breathless, only sore after a good workout, no more heart burn, tons more energy.

For my spirit—I have been so down and blue, and of course much of that is from grieving the loss of my mom, but I was feeling down before that. When I would get in a funk, it would affect my whole world. I wouldn’t be as social with family and friends, plus J and I would fight a lot more because I was so touchy. Now, I am in such a good mood and am positive overall, and that is trickling down to my work life, home life and social life.

For my closet—Oh boy, if you could see the bins of clothes from sizes 16 down to 4 just waiting for me {the sizes I have been throughout the years}. Many with tags. I could open up a boutique in my living room! I have been wearing the same shabby clothes for a while now because I’ve refused to buy new ones. So I’ve been in a total fashion slump, and that is not like me! I used to LOVE to wear pretty sundresses, cute skirts, nice tops, beautiful shoes. I haven’t been able to wear my strappy heels in so long because it hurts when I do, being so overweight. I need to feel like MYSELF again!!

For my relationship—As mentioned above, J and I used to fight a lot more frequently because of my depression. My weight was a huge factor IN my depression. When we met, I was a size 10, very cute & healthy…and happy! I am a very positive and optimistic person in general, so the change in my personality was very sad. We are getting back to the way we used to relate to each other, because I am much happier already.

For my son—I have SO many plans for him this spring and summer. I want to take him to the park all the time, to the zoo, aquarium, amusement parks like Six Flags and Sesame Place, the farm, mini road trips. All the while being able to run after him because he is a FAST little man! I don’t want to feel dragged down by my weight, I want to feel energetic and healthy. Aside from that, I want to be a good example and role model from him. I want him to learn to be active and healthy at a young age so hopefully he won’t go through what I have been going through. And lastly, being happier with myself makes me a happier mommy, and what could be better??

I am going to do another post later on with pictures of what I typically eat at work! :)

1 comment:

  1. All are GREAT (and true!) reasons to get fit and become healthier!

    Exercise is supposed to help people (even with depression) and it is a way to relieve stress. I think this is 100% true! It makes you feel so much better and happier!