Road to a Healthier Me – Week 1

Hello everyone,

Let me tell you it has been a rough week trying to get started on my new “life.”  I think the hardest part about this little excursion is my lack of motivation.  If it was not for my sister Hilary, I probably would have blown it off this past week.  She is tough and mean! 🙂 I am just kidding, she is amazing.

I started a program called “Couch to 5K” which is a running program that helps us couch potatoes get into shape.  I almost did not make it through the first day and I am pretty sure Hilary had to push me up a hill, but I made it.  The second day was rough but I, if I can brag for a moment, did not stop at all.  Almost did but I kept on trucking.

The food portion of my journey is a little tougher then exercising because it is just me that I am cooking for, but I have come up with a plan and I am ready to stick with it.   When I was in high school, I did a program called “6 Week Body Makeover.”  This program has you eat 6 meals a day that are smaller but healthy for you.  It is designed to give you more energy throughout the day and to help you not over eat.  What I am doing is cooking my food on Sunday and prepackaging it for the coming week, so for work I just have to grab and go.

This is definitely going to be life changing, but I am ready to for this change.  I have needed to do this for a long time and I think that I am ready for it. I have decided that for a motivation and reward for my hard work, that I will be taking some form of a long vacation.  Please keep the motivation coming!  I definitely need it! I have loved hearing stories and getting helpful hints.  There is a light at the end of this tunnel and I am excited to reach that destination.

Many Blessings,

Road to a Healthier Me! — Open Determination

I have questioned posting about this topic for a couple of weeks and actually began writing this when I was at Emily’s for her baby shower.  I was afraid expose my endeavors to the world, but I think it is the right thing to do.

All of my life, there has been one thing that I have really struggled with.  I have tried countless times to get over it, but it has haunted me most of my life…my weight. This weight issue has plagued me since I was in middle school, probably because I was made to feel like the biggest kid there.  Many times a week I would walk down the hall and someone would yell out, “WATCH OUT! Wide load coming through.”

Now, don’t get me wrong, I love who I am.  The experiences that I have gone through have made me the person I am today.  I know that I am beautiful, but I also know that my body is God’s temple and right now it’s looking a little run down.

So, my pledge to you, and myself, is to rebuild this temple God has given me from the inside out.  While I restructuring my outward appearance, I also want to focus on strengthening my spiritual walk.  So, here’s the deal…I need some major accountability partners, because I know that my strength is not enough to tackle this large feat alone.  Philippians 4:13 says “I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me”.  I know that I have God on my side, but I also believe that God has called some of you to be prayer warriors/motivators to help keep me in check throughout this whole process.

I will “try” to document this experience every step of the way, which will probably be a miracle in itself.  Just like my sister Tory with her cooking, I will give you the ups and downs of my “Journey to a Healthier Me” every week.  I would love feedback and helpful hints because I am a young, single woman on a very strict budget (or one who attempts to be on a really strict budget).  Please, I encourage you to give me uplifting words because they may be something I will hold onto throughout my journey.  It will take hard work, but I know this is something that I have ignored for a long time.

I want to live more like Jesus and focus on Him, not my physical appearance or limitations. I want to stop running away from my problems and start running toward my goals. Who am I kidding….I’m gonna start with walking! I don’t want to die right off the bat!

Many Blessings,

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