Tuesday, June 26, 2012

Working My Way Back

I've kind of been on hiatus with my blog since starting school and my 2nd child being born last year.  I used to use this blog as a motivator to stay on track and be accountable when I was losing weight before, and I feel I should start up again.  Being a nutrition student has really opened my eyes up to a lot of things that before no diet or weight loss program or coach before had ever done.  We all have our vices and the things that keep us from losing weight and it all boils down to one thing.  EXCUSES!

On my weight loss journey a few years ago, I never thought I would be at square one again.  Post baby weight loss blues.  Last time, 14 years ago when my first child was born, it took me almost 10 years to take off 80 lbs.  Sure, I weigh less now than I did with my first boy, but my second is now 16 months old, and it's really time for my excuses to stop.  My health can't wait for me to take another 10 years to take off the weight.

Right now, I'm roughly 170 lbs, and docs want me at at LEAST 150 because of my diabetes and heart disease.  At 5'7" most people don't see my weight as an issue, but I know what I need to fix, what I need to do and how to do it.  It's the actual "doing" part where I'm majorly lacking in.  This upcoming semester I will be taking a course called "Current Trends in Exercise and Fitness- Aging Well Across the Life Span".  This course comes with an ebook called the Fitness Professional Handbook as well as a regular  book called "Motivating People to Be Physically Active" I made a joke on my personal Facebook page to friends on how I need to apply that book to myself first.  Sometimes it depresses me that I have all these resources available to me, and can't seem to adjust in making exercise a priority in my life.  I live on an Air Force base, with tons of ladies that work out and keep fit.  There's fully stocked gym less than a mile from my home!  WHY CAN'T I DO THIS?!?!

I know it will take time and effort, and I need to make it a priority in my life.  I know I need to do it for my future career goals.  No one wants to go see a chubby nutritionist!  I want to inspire others, just as others have inspired me.  From reading my blog, you know I'm not one for shakes and diet pills or restrictive diets. I truly believe they are a quick fix, and although some learn and maintain a healthy lifestyle after using these methods as a kick start, lifetime changes come from within one's own beliefs of what optimal health is to them, and I personally don't recall seeing shakes and pills on the nutrition pyramid growing up.  It's back to basics for me.  Diet and exercise.  I love my BeachBody workouts, and even got the P.I.N.K. Method workouts to try out.  And unless I'm deficient in a vitamin or mineral, there's really no use for shakes or supplements.  The one thing I've been trying to do more of is drink water and cut the diet soda.  This is my worst habit when it comes to my diet.

Anyway, enough rambling.  Time to get back on track, motivate myself and get at least that first 20 lbs off and work on 140 and building some muscle!  You all have a great day!!!