Thursday, March 3, 2011

Why Now and Some Goals

I thought that I would take a quick minute and let you know how things are going with my little "Movin' in March" plan.  So far, I'm two for two as far as getting out there and exercising.  It's a little discouraging to see how far out of shape I really am.  Where I used to be able to walk three or four miles at once, even jogging some of it, I am now barely making it a mile and half.  But, I have complete faith I will get there. 

Tonight is Weight Watchers.  My co-worker who told me about the group starting up has promised she will be there tonight.  Unless you know me in real life, you probably don't realize that I kind of freak out when I'm going some place where I don't know anyone.  Despite all my bravado on here, I am really kind of shy and the whole ordeal makes me nervous for tonight.  (The idea of weighing in public alone makes me want to throw up.)  But, I think my co-worker said it best when she said that she doesn't really have a choice because she doesn't have clothes that fit.  I don't really have a choice either.  It's time to do something about my weight. 

I appreciate the encouragement that I've been receiving.  I have no doubt that I will need a lot more because this is going to be a long-term (like the rest of my life) thing.  In hopes of keeping my focus on the prize instead of the long road, here are a few of my reasons to stick with my plans:
  • Our annual girls' trip is next month.  To be down even 10 pounds would make me feel better, physically and emotionally. Plus I want to build up my walking endurance again so I can enjoy every minute of walking on the beach!
  • It's embarrassing to be the "fluffy" track coach.  I tell my kids about how important it is to stay in shape, and if I'm doing it myself, perhaps they will listen. At the least, it may curb my impulse to trip one of the snooty, skinny coaches.
  • The only thing that is meant to be fluffy about me is my hair. 
  • I have a closet full of cute summer dresses that I would like to be able to wear again.  I can't even begin to tell you how much of my closet is currently on the "does not fit" list.
  • Heavy Duty shouldn't be the description on my lawn chair.  I'm tired of being above the suggested weight limit on things.  My size shouldn't be a limitation on my life, and right now it is.
  • I want to be able to buy baby things for my friends without someone wondering when my due date is. (Thankfully no one has ever actually asked this, which keeps me out of jail for assault.)
  • I want to look fabulous for my 30th birthday party!  My goal is to be down at least 50 pounds by October 1.  I'm bound and determined my 30's are going to be the best years yet, and this is one way to make sure that's the truth!
  • Sheena's getting married and I want to be preserved in fabulous pictures by DM in a way that does not make me look like a (navy) blue whale. (Insert my "speaking whale" like Dori in Finding Nemo here.)
  • My body is the only one I get, and I want it to work properly as long as possible so that I can live my life to the fullest.
My dream is that someday, in the not too distant future, I will able to run a 5K.  I realize that this is a long way off, but I think it's good to have goals.  I'm excited (and yes, nervous) to begin this journey, but I'm also ready.  I've put off my life for far too long.


  1. I am laughing so hard at your Dori voice!

  2. At least it's you and me in this wedding and not you me and some girl who's complaining because they had to alter her already size 2 dress to make it smaller.

  3. Because we would totally take the skinny heifer out!

  4. I'm also pretty sure Sheena would never be friends with someone like that so that saved us quite a bit.

  5. Another fair and compelling point...

  6. Still laughing...
    And you're so right. I'd snap the twig into myself!

  7. You don't count because you're supposed to be little. And we like you. And you aren't a bridesmaid in this particular wedding...

  8. It's so true that having a goal makes a difference. I fail without one!

  9. You're right, Missy! Even though I sort of made the goals laughingly, it does help to have some goals. (Plus Weight Watchers has some built-in goals too, so that makes it even better!)


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