Sunday, July 15, 2012
A new start
It has been a long time since I have posted on this blog. Today is a new start & a new direction for this blog, for me & for my life. I am starting a new & healthy way of living.
Let me tell you a little bit more about myself & the reason why I need to restart my life in a healthier way.
I am a 30 something year old wife & Mother of 2. I am unfit & I am overweight. I am weighing almost the same as I did at the day before I gave birth to my second child. My health is suffering because of my weight & I need to do something to change that before it is too late. I look at photo’s of myself & I want to cry. I do not know who the person is that is looking back at me. It is not the same person as the one that I know on the inside. I want & need the outside to match the inside. I don’t want to hide when the camera comes out. I want to be in photo’s with my family. I don’t want to always make excuses as to why I don’t want to be in a photo.
A few weeks ago I had a full blood work done by my GP. The biggest thing that I found out was that I am borderline for most things. That is most things that can shorten my life & quality of it. My Dr is a fabulous lady who kept saying to me, “You need to just be healthy. You need to eat healthy, you need to act healthy & you need to do it NOW.” She repeated this several times during the consultation. It was the look in her eyes as she said it that spoke louder than any words. It was a look that was pleading, it was a look that said please do this now. That made me start thinking about what I should & need to do.
I recently read an EBook called The Stuff Your Face Diet. I was sceptical at first but once I started reading I realised that it was basic common-sense. I had one of those “light bulb” moments. I knew this was right for me. It is not a diet in the “starve yourself” sense but it is logical, easy & you do not need to starve or miss out on those fave foods that you love. There is no calorie counting, weighing of foods or anything that is time consuming. You don’t even need to join a gym or buy any pills. I am serious when I say that it is just common-sense eating. If you want to find out more about this way of eating, click HERE to find out more.
I am not the only one who is changing to a healthier life, my whole family is joining me on this journey. They are not overweight but they are doing it to support me. They can see that I am struggling. I think that to make changes in your life, the biggest thing is that you make sure you have support to keep on the right track. I am hoping that by also having this blog & it’s Facebook page that you can also have support if you want to make healthy life changes with me. I want to be able to go on hikes with my family, go on adventures & enjoy every moment with them. I don’t want to make excuses anymore. I want to live life & I want you to live life to the fullest with me.
I am not going to join a gym. I am going to go for walks everyday with my family like I used to. No longer will I tell them that I am too busy. I want to play basketball with my girls in the front yard, not just send them out to do it by themselves. I want to kick the soccer ball with them, not tell them to go & do it by themselves. I want to have fun. I don’t want to be sitting on the lounge. I am going to turn the music up & dance like I used to.
I WANT TO LIVE LIFE!
I have been preparing for this day. I have stocked my freezer with healthy soups, stir-fries & I have filled my fridge with fruit & veg. I have been to the butchers & brought lots of chicken & lean beef. I am ready. I am ready for my new life.
"Change is not a bolt of lightning that arrives with a zap. It is a bridge built brick by brick, every day, with sweat and humility and slips. It is hard work, and slow work, but it can be thrilling to watch it take shape."
— Sarah Hepola
Are you ready to live a new healthier life with me?