Thursday, January 2, 2014

On joining The Sisterhood

Two days ago I stumbled upon a website called The Sisterhood of the Shrinking Jeans.  BINGO! I read thru a number of articles on the site. I felt at home.

I'd been trying (ok, not really) to get back into the exercise routine, but after the accident in August and the issues with my back and sciatica, well, the motivation just wasn't there.  I've lived with pain on a daily basis for so long, mentally it was tough to figure out how I was ever going to get back to an active life.  Well, I've come to the realization that I just have to, no excuses.  So, on Dec. 31, 2013, I decided to get started.  I took a 2 mile walk.  Outside. In 7 degree weather.  That was a little stupid, but it was a start. Yesterday I decided to start the squat and push up challenge posted by The Sisterhood.  I also included a 1/2 hour walk on the treadmill (it was a much warmer walk).  Today, the first thing I did when I got up was the challenge and another 30 minutes on the treadmill.  It has really felt good - I knew it would.

So, my goals for January:

Short term goals:
Do the squat & push-up challenge
Include a 30 minute or more walk along with the challenge
Use Myfitnesspal to track food intake and exercise

Long term goals:
Develop better eating habits
Drink more water
Like how I look in photos, especially the ones that will be taken at Micah's wedding in December. (this is the big one!)

My journey isn't about weight loss, I figure that will be an added bonus of making changes in my life. My journey is more about getting up, getting active and enjoying a healthy life. As my son so eloquently put it... "Remember Mom, it doesn't matter how fast you go, you are still running circles around people sitting on the couch."  Thanks for the advice, Michael!

1 comment:

Linda Sherwood said...

Good luck! I'm doing the 6-week bootcamp challenge. :)