Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Baby steps

I'm new to doing Live Well Tuesdays, but I want to give it a try. I've been going to Curves for around 3 weeks now. Since the pre-school fiasco, the Bubs has been home with me which means that when I need to go work out, Mom and Aunt have to watch him. This makes my work out sessions even more important to me since I'm technically on someone else's time.

I noticed about a week in to my membership that my clothes were fitting differently. Hmmm....could this be wishful thinkin'? I finally remembered to weigh myself this past week and I've lost 3 lbs! It may not seem like a lot, but this is huge for me. Tangible results...proof that the tide of potential health problems (of which there are aplenty in my family) can be turned and that with work and help, I have a real chance of attaining an important personal goal. The goal to lose weight and get fit, though it may indeed be a personal one, is something that I think impacts my entire family. My hubby is always having to meet regulations on weight and fitness for his job and having me being more active and making better menu choices will make it easier for him to meet those requirements. The Bubs also benefits from watching us make healthier choices and both of his parents being active. Case and point- I can play chase, run around with him outside, take care of my outdoor plants and still have energy for the rest of the day! This is amazing to both of us, since just playing with the Bubs outside would wipe me out for the rest of the day just a few short weeks ago.

In what ways do you "Live Well"? Is it something simple like remembering to drink more water? Or is it something a bit more challenging like giving up a bad habit? No matter what it is, I wish you every success in your pursuit to live well!


Verry Sherry said...

Good for you! Don't you feel better?
1. I am a huge advocate of the walk. I walk every morning most mornings before the house is awake.
2. I stopped most all my alcohol consumption during/following pregnancies. An occasional glass of vino is nice.
3. veg, veg and more veg. Can never get enough!

Anonymous said...

Three pounds is terrific! Good for you for being proactive about your health.

Now that the weather is getting nicer, the kids and I have started walking in the mornings - I love the physical results, as well as the 'quiet' time that it gives me. Now, if I could just step away from the peanut butter M&Ms . . .

Joanna said...

Ye-haw!! Go Anna, go Anna!

I'm taking even smaller steps - just trying to remember to drink water. I need to do more than that!

Keep going! Once I stopped I never got back at it. I know what I should do but I don't so don't stop!

Thimbleanna said...

Great work Anna! Sadly, I don't really make great choices. I try to make healthy dinners, but if I could eat cookies and cupcakes everyday, I would! I really need to make some me time and start walking -- just so hard for me to do though, since it cuts into my sewing time. Congrats on the 3 lbs!

Anna K. said...

Y'all are so sweet! Thanks for cheering me on. It truly means a lot to me.

Kimberley said...

Yeh! Three pounds is a huge success! Keep up the good work and soon you can post one of those cute "Live Well 5 lb." pear buttons on your blog! I can't wait for the day I get to post mine...sometime soon!!!