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E is for Exercise

Yes, you may have noticed that there is a theme happening here and that I’m obviously at a place of change. Or wanting a change. Or something.

Letting go of baggage and giving up on dieting can only lead to one place and that’s exercise. Which I hate. With a passion. Which should actually be considered an F word as far as I’m concerned. (I actually considered saving this post for “Letter F Day”).

I hate it for many reasons and I’m going to share them with you. Please feel free to whine along with me as you read my list of excuses valid reasons.

1. I hate being hot. CANNOT STAND it. Makes me feel like crap, gives me a headache and flat-out makes me sick. I’ve felt this way my entire life.

2. I don’t like being outside. It’s either too hot or too cold. When the temperature is just right, there are bugs. And pollen. And weeds. And grass. And furry little animals. All of which make me itchy and sneezy. Mother Nature hates me.

3. I’m too out of shape to do a whole lot of anything, so whenever I try, I almost die. Like really die, laying on a sidewalk, can’t take a breath, heart pushing its way out of my chest die.

4. I look terrible in shorts and tank tops, and exercising in normal clothes gets too hot. (See excuse reason Number One).

5. It’s boring.

6. I truly am content and happy doing absolutely nothing. I have zero desire to go outside and enjoy the sun, or go out and explore the world and see the sights. I’ve tried to find that desire deep down inside of myself, but it’s just not there. Don’t know why, but it’s not.

7. I’m lazy.

8. I like TV, the internet, Twitter and Facebook much more than I like leaving it.

9. I cannot justify buying myself a gym membership, gym equipment or even a pair of running shoes for that matter.

10. I’m okay with being out of shape and unhealthy.

As I write all of my pathetic  reasons down, it makes me sad. How in the world does someone get to the place where they don’t give a whoopty-doo  about how they look or feel? How exactly does that happen? More importantly, how does someone change that?

I think that I’ve spent so many years being a Mom, a wife and a friend that I’ve forgotten about myself. My health has now taken me to a place of many limitations, and I’m almost being held hostage by things that I may never be able to change.  And that will be where my challenge begins … fighting through the thoughts in my head telling me that “you’re never going to get better”, “you can’t do this” and “just accept it”. I need to turn my “excuses” into motivators and turn my life around. Just the thought of that kinda makes me want to barf though.

So where do I begin? I’m thinking that it’s just going to start with one foot in front of the other. Faith and the promise of something better will have to be what pulls me along.  Who wants to join me?


This post is Day 7 of the Summer Blog Challenge

Please visit the other fabulous bloggers and their stories.

Zita at The Dulock Diaries.

Meaghan at MagzD Life

Natasha at Natural Urban Mamas

Aramelle at One Wheeler’s World

 Jessica at 2plus2X2!

D is for Diet

Yep, that just about sums it up, and I don’t want to die, so I quit. No more Diets, no more thinking about diets, no more caring about diets. No more. Period.

When I had to give up my huge laundry list of foods because of allergies, I lost 50 pounds. That was the easiest 50 pounds that I’ve ever lost, but apparently that ship has sailed. I’m going to actually have to “do” something to keep the process going. Bummer.  Not sure exactly how I’ll do it, but I do know what I won’t be doing.

No more diet pills, diet drinks, “diets”, and or funky weight loss fads or workout gear. Unless of course, I could get one of these because that just looks like fun.

I’ve decided to just let go of all of that nonsense and start caring more about MYSELF. I know that I need to lose weight to be healthy and feel better, so that’s what I’m going to focus on. It’s no longer about what I look like or what people think about me or say. My story needs to be about me and no one else.

I’m just going to have to finally accept that losing one pound a week for the next year is better than losing no pounds at all. I’ve always had a hard time with looking  far into the future and being okay with how long my weight loss process will take. I want results now, and anything less than that feels like a waste of time and energy. I know how stupid that sounds, but when it comes to this particular issue, my head is a mess.

So today marks the beginning of “my story”. I know the difference between good food and bad food. I know that I need to drink more water than anything else. I know that I need to take vitamins. I know that food does not need to control me. For now, that is what I’m going to work on …. doing what I know. And that is good enough.

This post is  Day 6 of the Summer Blog Challenge

Please visit the other fabulous bloggers and their stories.

Zita at The Dulock Diaries.

Meaghan at MagzD Life

Natasha at Natural Urban Mamas

Aramelle at One Wheeler’s World

And the late, but awesome  Jessica at 2plus2X2!

31 Day Summer Blog Challenge

Well, I took up the challenge with two of my fabulous friends,  Meaghan & Natasha. We are all going to write a new blog post everyday for the next 31 days, and hopefully, you’ll all join us for a good read.

I think it’s going to be good fun, but I’m not sure that I have 31 days worth of stuff to talk about. So, I’m going to cheat a bit. I’ve decided to do an alphabet challenge. Each day I’m going to write about a different “word” that follows along with the A, B, C’s. I’m fully aware that the alphabet only has 26 letters in it so the other days will become my “free” days where I’ll write about anything I want.  🙂

Now, I’m asking you to join me in this challenge.  Please reply with some of your favourite words for me to write about, especially x and z, as I really don’t know much about xylophones and zebras. Funny words, challenging words and crazy words are all welcome.

This counts as Day One. See you tomorrow!!