toward a healthy life. I am so proud of my husband. Every day after work he hits the gym. He is in such great shape now, while I feel like a bump on a log. I am not seriously overweight, but in recent years, it has become more of a struggle. I used to be one of those hated people who could eat whatever I wanted and not gain weight. Since Brendan's birth almost 3 years ago, that has not been the case. I am two, sometimes 3 sizes bigger than I was after having Austin. What worries me though is that I'm just not very healthy. With cancer and heart disease both running in my family, I realize it's time to get off my duff and do something about it.
It used to come so naturally BC (before children), Mike and I rode our bikes to our college classes and spent free time riding bikes, roller blading and working out. Even after I had Austin, I joined a workout club at the school I taught at and was probably in the best shape of my life. I need to get back to that and set a healthy example for my kiddos.
We eat fairly healthy, mostly chicken. I do need to eat more fruits and veggies and less dessert. However my biggest problem is lack of exercise. I can't seem to stick with anything for more than a week or so. I start finding excuses. I don't bother with a gym, because let's face it, I won't go. I'd either have to go around 7 at night when Mike's home or drag the kids with me. Yep, I know how long that would last. So I try to workout at home. I tried yoga and Billy Blanks Boot Camp, but both were an hour long, and I just can't seem to find an hour each day. And if I aim for 3-4 days/week it becomes 2 then one then not at all.
Anyway, no more excuses. I just bought Jillian Michaels' (from the Biggest Loser) 30 Day Shred DVD. It's only 20 minutes. I think I can commit to giving up 20 minutes each day to work out. I started today and boy did I realize how out of shape I am. I could barely do the level 1. They say 21 days to build a habit, so here I go :)
Thanks for bearing with me. I figure if I put it out here for my blogger friends, it might be more incentive to stick with it!