I have MANY awesome things in the works for 2013, the main focus of which will be my journey to health and wellness. I’ve started and stopped, gained and lost, but this time it’s not just about what I weigh. I started therapy in 2012. I am working on starting medication to help my anxiety and depression. I may have gained some weight back on my physical being in 2012, but I certainly took great steps toward gaining better mental and emotional health. And those steps will help me on my journey to better physical health.
Without further ado, after only one day of actually tracking and even trying to be good, the check-in:
Today’s Weight: 166.0
Change from 1/2/13 (166.2): -0.2
Change from start (166.2): -0.2
Given that I only started actually watching what I’m eating and exercising yesterday, and let myself enjoy the past week, I’d say any loss is awesome. I went to the gym yesterday and did 30 hard minutes on the bike, a quick set of abs, and that was it. It’s really hard to get a long workout in with my current schedule. Work is really ramping up, and Mr. Acorns missed a lot of time sick in December so now he’s back to long days. All of this means that I likely won’t have time for 2 hour gym visits after I drop off the kids. But if I can squeeze in 45 minutes that is certainly better than what I was doing before, which was, oh that’s right, nothing.
I’m signed up for 5K in March with a friend, and while I haven’t even tried to run in a few months, I plan to lace up my running shoes this weekend in the beautiful weather ahead and start a walk/run. I have a perfect 3.1 mile loop near our house, so I figure I will do the walk 1/2 mile, run 1/2 mile plan for this weekend and see how my knee feels. It doesn’t hurt at all after the stationary bike yesterday, so I’m hopeful.
So what are these exciting things I have planned for 2013 and my journey to a healthier me? Well, you’ll have to stick around and find out!! You didn’t think I’d just lay it all out there, did you?
I’m working with some amazing women to bring together tools and support for those of us who want to be healthier but can’t always figure out how to do it, or who try so hard to make changes but get derailed when we hit a bumpy spot. Women, especially mothers of younger children, have a lot to balance each day, and what works for one mama might not work for another. The core of it all has to be a core group of people that you know are there for you, on good and bad days, to help you find the healthier you.
It’s hard to remember sometimes — as you push yourself to the back burner, worrying more about the kids and your spouse and everyone else — that we are truly incredible women who deserve to be healthy and happy. It’s time to put ourselves first for a change. If you take care of yourself, and get yourself healthier, not only will you set a good example for your children, but you’ll hopefully stick around longer to see them put that good example into action in their lives as they grow up.
Happy Wednesday everyone!