Monday, August 15, 2011

Starting over!

Gasp! I am just starting over trying to be healthy. I really can't remember anytime when I've been healthy. I grew up like many others on take out and pre-packaged food. This is something that I really struggle with as a parent. I want to give my children a healthy start in life and it is honestly a daily struggle. My weight recently reached an all time high. As I approach thirty-five I feel like it gets harder to maintain. I weighed myself recently and was depressed to see that I weighed more than when I gave birth to my first daughter. Ugh!! Besides the number on the scale, I was not feeling good at all. I was very tired and feeling burnt out.

Step 1: Stop drinking Coke.
This was the hardest of all health issues for me to conquer. I love my Coca-Cola. Specifically McDonald's fountain coke. I was up to the point of having three large Cokes a day from McDonald's. As my children began to ask for soda more and more, and my health got worse, I knew I had to quit. I did and it was hard, but after the first two weeks I began to notice that I had alot more energy.

Step 2: Get Juiced!
Haha, so this was my crazy husbands initiative. He watched the movie "Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead". This is a really great and inspiration documentary about one man's journey to get healthy. The idea behind it is a juice fast. For sixty days, Joe Cross did not eat, but only drank juice made from fresh, whole fruits and veggies. He lost a ton of weight, became much more healthy, and inspired many people. Needless to say, Chris was all jazzed up to go on the juice fast. I am not that extreme, but I'll tell you, the juice is good!! We've only been juicing for a couple days, but I love it. I've always preferred to drink my calories (ie. coke), but now I am drinking something so healthy for me and it is giving me tons of energy.

Step 3: Exercise

I struggle with fitting exercise into my schedule. I always feel better when I do and I notice my stress level goes way down. Today was my first day back and I did what is always so hard for me. The Biggest Loser Cardio Max DVD. That video is hard!! At least for me, haha. I used to do this everyday and got to a point where I could easily do it, but now I am back to square one. I am going to keep trying and hopefully I will get healthier each day.

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