Saturday, November 17, 2007

What does a stroke feel like?

So we got this membership to a 24 hour fitness and we've really decided that if we're spending the money then maybe we'll force ourselves to exercise. It seems to be working so far. We've been on an every other day schedule and we haven't died yet.

This all came about a couple months ago when we really started looking at what we were putting in our bodies as far as food; paired with some pretty severe food allergies that Bug has developed. We completely changed the way our whole family ate. Plus cutting our many unhealthy habits. We were amazed how much better we felt. Which is sort of funny because, we didn't really realize that we felt bad until we had something else to compare it to.

Anyhoo...long story all boils down to vanity in the end doesn't it? We have a Hawaiian vacation coming up this summer and frankly...I'm tired of being embarrassed of my body. I mean cut me some slack...I had 3 babies (4 pregnancies) in 5 years. That will do a number on anyone's body. (unless of course you are Heidi Klume and you can spit out 3 babies in 3 years and 2 months later be on a Victoria secret's runway modeling undies.....What is that about!!!???)

So I have a set time frame and a set goal of weight loss. So combine regular exercise and consciously knowing everything that passes my lips and where it came from. I think I can actually achieve this. I meet with a "trainer" type person this week to do a health assessment. That way I have a complete "before" picture of what I'm starting from.

Now that it's officially in writing and out there for the world to see, I have accountability. I will pass along the results of my progress.

Oh and by the way...the header on this post......I just had one of my first cardio cross training workouts.......I think my hands went numb about an hour ago . Seriously people!!! It kicked my butt. But in that good way :)


jason said...

I think it's funnier that you discovered that you can sweat while being in a pool.

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