I am a 31 year old working mom. I have two children ages 6 & 8. I am newly remarried (two years and counting) and enjoy spending time with the hubs! Even though life is busy I try to take a little time to show what is going on in my world. This blog is mainly for daily happenings, finances and such. I have created a whole new blog at Butcher, Baker and Candlestick Maker to chronicle my creative sides. You will find recipes, cooking adventures, crafts and a whole lot of digital scrapbook layouts.


Friday, October 17, 2008

Fit Friday - The Beginning

Okay...so I am going to bravely join this Fit Friday that Missy over at It's Almost Naptime has started. Technically they are doing it to get fit for the Holidays...and of those who have joined they are looking to lose 15-20 lbs. Me...I am looking to lose over 100 lbs. Yep you read that right One Hundred. Now before you panic I am not trying to lose that all before the holidays. But I am looking to get a great head start and to also be aware of what I am eating during this Calorie-laden times.

Since puberty I have always been overwieght. We did not have such great eating habits when I was growing up and so I am still in the process of trying to create good habits. When I was little I was skin and bones just like my kids. I am hoping to become healthier so that I can play with my kids longer than 5 minutes without losing my breath.

How I plan to do this:

  • Start walking my daughter to school - it's not far, but I am trying to create layer's of good choices.
  • Eating a healthy breakfast every morning.
  • Packing my lunch with lots of healthy snack choices.
  • Exersice in the evenings at least 3x a week.
  • Go for a walk or a bike ride on Saturday mornings.
  • Not buying any more junk food.
  • Quit TWD. (It is a great baking group but I can't have all those goodies in the house anymore)
  • Buy a scale. (My daughter was playing with the last one and it broke)
  • Blog HONESTLY about what I eat daily and post it every Friday. I am hoping that it will keep me honest in my food choices.

Well...that is all I can think of for now. Will keep you posted.


Colored With Memories said...

i think those are great goals! it will be good for all of us to try to get through the holidays w/a healthy attitude.

we're all in it together!

Suzanne said...

Awesome! I'm proud of you. I am doing the same...the last couple of months I have made some really good changes in my lifestyle and it makes such a difference. I feel SO much better! I'm in the same boat as you and it sucks to have such a long way to go! But you are on the right track, and if you take it a few chunks at a time you'll definitely get there. You are awesome!

The Sullivan Sitcom said...

I LOVE the blog honestly part! How easy would it be to just write what we want instead of what is real! Good luck to you my friend and I will be checking back in to see how you are doing! What a great gift you are giving yourself and your children. The gift of YOU!

Missy @ It's Almost Naptime said...

AWESOME!! I am so happy you are joining us!!

Can't wait to see your progress!!!

Membership Required said...

Good Luck this week "fit friday sister."