I am ready to restart, again. I can't even begin to count how many times I have started a new year with a resolution to lose weight. I'm guessing nearly everyone of my 55 new years, minus the first 10 or so. There was a time in my 20s, into my 30s, that I was so active and fit and that weight wasn't a huge issue. Those were the days!
I was doing fun stuff, things that kept me moving for hours a day. Racquetball, downhill skiing, but mostly, dancing. Partner dancing, swing, country, latin, for hours every night of the week. I couldn't imagine a time when dancing would not be part of my life.
Life changes, yes it does. I had a baby at age 37 and gained about 50 pounds. I even managed to bounce back from that (dancing helped), but then I got really sick a few years later. That stopped all movement for a couple of years and that 50 pounds came back. This time there was no baby.
Now I'm completely out of shape and about 40 pounds past healthy. I'm at an age where this could really cause problems. It seems every few days I feel the onset of something, an early symptom: diabetes, a stroke, a heart attack. Move it or lose is isn't just an abstract saying anymore!
My plan is simple, eat less and move more. Eating less is not such a problem, age has taken care of the insane cravings. But I still like some sugar, so South Beach works best for me. This blog is meant to help me stick to it this time. I hope to find some friends here that will encourage me to keep going.
Then there's the movement. I bought a Wii this Christmas as a family gift, along with some games and a Wii Fit. So far, it has mostly been used for Mario Kart. I still have a teenage daughter at home. My husband and I bowled a few hours two nights ago on it, and my butt is sore! I know I'm out of shape, but that's ridiculous. Anyway, I finally have the house (and the Wii) to myself for a few hours today, so today I crack out the Wii fit. That and a shopping list are my goals for today.
Knock Knock Knock!
5 years ago