Thursday, March 10, 2011

Journal time

Okay, so here’s the deal.

I’ve had too many excuses for way too long. I’ve always loved working out alone, like running alone, etc. I’ve been pretty good in the past at holding myself accountable. All that’s changed over the years and I’m not very reliable anymore.

So, starting Monday, I’m going to keep an exercise journal. I know that’s not a new idea, only to me. I’m going to commit myself to daily exercise, eating more healthy (which in my case means less), and I’m going to track my feelings and emotions. I want to track how I feel emotionally and mentally when I’ve done what I should and also on the days I don’t do as well.

I am not weighing myself or measuring myself. I only really need to lose about 10 pounds and I’ll know when the inches start to come off. I will not discourage myself right at the beginning. I don’t want a picture of my in my old 2-piece swim suit. I MAY want a picture of me in that same swim suit after I feel better about myself, but then again I may not.

Over time I have become a little too comfortable with myself, I worry less about my weight than I used to. I guess it has a lot to do with getting older, you notice I said oldER not old. I want to be the best me I can be, for me, Rick and for Justin. I want to be healthy and live for many, many more years. I want to feel comfortable in a pair of jeans and a t-shirt. I want my “love handles” to get smaller, which means Rick can grab my butt instead. HAHAHA.

I’m posting this on my blog, which only Lindsay, Jill, Justin and Nikki read, not because I want them to hold me accountable, but because I need to finally step up and become reliable again – for me – for my health and maybe to get out of my comfort zone and run a race this year – sometime.


Megan said...

Ahem... and MEGAN reads too! I've been thinking about quitting my gym because I can't find time to go! In theory, I should wake up when Josh does and hurry to the gym while he gets ready for work but reality is that 5:45 is just too early for me.

Bah-humbug! Why can't our love handles just melt away on their own while we sit still??

Collette C. said...

Ha, ha. I check your blog everyday. You are an inspiration to so many of us, and we don't care if you work out or not. You do so many things; I don't know how you find time. We love you unconditionally.

Michael & Nikki said...

I love this! Maybe I should steal your idea and jump on the healthy bandwagon! :) love you!

Jill said...

You go girl! I think you look great and do NOT need to lose 10 lbs but I also know what it feels like to NOT feel healthy and strong. Exercise feels good! You can do it! I'll be checking in often to cheer you on!

Jill said...

Hey Wendy - it's been awhile since March 10th. What's going on!? Update, please!

bonzoodles said...

Hey Hey Hey now! I do read your blog too. Probably just not as faithfully as Nik but I might get there with my new found time! You are such an inspiration. You always are. Good luck with all the running!

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