A special week for me
Monday, March 09, 2015
It isn't anything special to anyone else... but for me I am starting a new focus. The "I CAN Do This!" focus. I keep wavering from 202.8 down to 200 and can never seem to get past this mental/physical road block. Well, this week I am preparing myself and my home so I can start Biggest Loser Boot Camp. It's not anything anyone recommended, it is just something I found and thought might work for me.
I have changed many things about my eating but I still eat too much and some things I probably shouldn't. Mostly it's about eating too much. Portion Control. I've bought smaller plates to use. I rarely use shortening for anything... It use to be a regular item on the grocery list. I use olive oil for most my cooking. I rarely bake. If I eat a treat I do so eating out so I don't have a whole cake to tempt me or entire recipe of cookies for everyone, myself included, to wear. I've increased my veggies. I love many vegetables so that isn't too bad and I've gotten to a point with only one daughter at home that I feel I can afford fresh fruit and veggies rather than filler food for seven kiddos and their friends.
I've tried to think of a time in my life when I was content with myself and that I had a picture for. The closest I could come up with was when my husband and I got engaged. I'm using that visual as a focus/refocus reminder :)
I've ordered some videos... and will be checking out some online ones. I have my new exercise mat and will be picking up some small weights this week. Then I will try to revamp a grocery list so I have what I need in the house. I find that not having what I need 'handy' leads me to grab simpler unhealthy items.
After I get moving on some videos and walking again I will decide about a gym membership and/or my items to help me at home.
The gym I use to go to doesn't let kids under 16 be there and I have a 14.5 yo special needs daughter I have to figure out how to keep busy and cared for during gym times. Kind of doesn't fit in my schedule to go to the gym though I would like to.
I'd love to go with my husband and have him help me. We'll see. This week is a focus/refocus time. Wish me well :)