Friday, April 1, 2011

A Gift to Myself: Lose 30 lbs before I turn 30!

 I have started a journey today. One that will make me healthier, happier and allow me to be active with my son as he grows up. I will be 30 in a little over 3 months! When did that happen lol I feel like a teenager still. Hopefully its not because I still think like one lol. I am challenging myself to lose 30 lbs before I turn 30!!
I will post about every 2 weeks my progress and encourage you to leave me tips and advise.

I have done this weight loss battle before but not since having a child! I am of course doing this for me but for my husband and son so I can be healthy and active with them. I have been a size 10 to a size 24 but no more!!! Turning 30 is a huge deal to me. Its my point where I have to say ok, I am a mom, a wife and a member of a big family who all love me and need me. I need to pick up myself and be an adult! I want to follow my dreams and I now know what they are. My 20s were spent eating whatever I wanted whenever I wanted. Then losing the weight just to gain it back again. I am committed to a higher purpose so no more back and forth. I am changing my habits and daily routine for me and to be an example of healthy for my son.

Today in Target we walked by the card section and at a glance I saw the 30th birthday cards. My heart raced! I know its not a big deal to most people, its still very young. But to me I thought I would be farther in life and have things figured out by now. I have learned that each decade of life it a new chance to make things better. To grow from what I have learned on the past, good and the bad! I know I can do this, I know I can eat healthy, stay in shape and be the person I want to be!

My plan is to ride an exercise bike every other day and the other days do a bit of yoga, sit ups, and light weight lifting. I am going to replace lunch with fruit smoothies, have a healthy breakfast containing no meat and dinners that have at least 3 veggies. I know I can do this and keep to it because its a healthy choice more than a weight loss choice, if that makes sense lol. Plus I have told all of you so now must do it!


Crafty said...

Good luck, losing weight is hard but now that you have put your mind to go girl.

Liz said...

Thanks Crafty! Just rode my exercise bike and did some sit ups! Day 2 down lol a lot more to go!

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