I don't know if it's because it's been wonderfully warm and sunny the past few days or the idea that summer is almost here or that Bub used the potty for the first time yesterday or that I finally got caught up on The Biggest Loser, but whatever the reason, I'm feeling very motivated to set some goals and finally take care of myself.
By nature I'm a pretty selfish person but when I gave birth to the first of 4 kiddos, I kind of tucked that away and put my energy into them. But I've finally decided that I'm no longer going to put myself last and keep feeling yucky, ugly and fat. Soooooo I'm giving myself a 12 week challenge. First 4 weeks it's all about exercise, I'm doing 1 hr of cardio 6 days a week and alternating upper and lower body weights 5 days a week. Today was my first day. My arms are really shakey...I hope that's normal. I feel it's aggressive but not so aggressive that I'll quit.
Starting with week 5 I'll be adding calorie restrictions. I'm not looking forward to that but I'm hoping by then that I'll feel like exercise is more of a habit then a chore so I won't feel the pressure of doing 2 things that I find challenging right now.
Starting week 9, I'm gonna do it....I'm gonna quit diet pepsi...again. I'm more scared of that than anything else. I heart it, it's been my life force for 12 + years, it's what keeps me going and motivated to get up in the morning...and it's totally going to suck.
Anyway, I thought that if I post it here for everyone to read that it'll help with motivation. I know that if I kept it too myself then I would eventually quit. Sooo, I'm giving you guys a job, you have to ask me how it's going....I hate to put pressure on people but I'm counting on you.
I'm tracking measurements and taking pictures...I may or may not post them at the end of the challenge. It depends if I'm emotionally stable enough to handle that information going out to the world. Right now, I can barely handle the information.