Saturday, October 10, 2009

Goals and excuses

Ok so this is one of those just for me posts. The kind that doesn't provide any good to any one else. Not an update on my kids or our family, but a selfish spilling of the guts. :) I've decided I need to lose some weight. Now that I Levi is almost 11 weeks it is time to start thinking about getting healthy.

In the past I've wanted to lose some weight to be cute, fit into clothes, and all that good stuff. While that is still the case the bigger deal now is health. I have had 3 babies in four years. I have gained a lot of weight and not had a whole lot of time to get rid of it in between . Unfortunately I'm not one of those women who loses the weight just by breastfeeding either. In fact, I gain weight while breastfeeding. (Not fair, I know.) Obesity runs in my family. So does diabetes, heart disease, and lots of other yucky stuff. I want to be around for my kids so I want to work on being healthy for them.

First though, I'd like to get off my chest my list of excuses as to why it will be hard. Then I can move on. :)
1. I'M TIRED!!! I'm not getting much sleep so I feel tired all the time, and when I'm awake I am constantly taking care of kids which is exhausting.
2. I don't have time. Not to mention my busy schedule I have a baby attached to me almost 6 hours a day. He is a slow nurser and he eats 7-8 times a day still. Then when he isn't attached I'm taking care of the other two.
3. It is hard to work out with the kids around. I'm afraid to get on the eliptical machine when they are awake because they hang on my ankles and i don't want them to get hurt.
4. I'm hungry...enough said.

Ok now that we have that out of the way. I think I'm going to get moving on losing some weight. I am looking into joining the gym so that should help with childcare while I work out. (now to find the time and motivation.) I also will be attempting to work on my diet quite a bit. I really love sugar. A lot. So I will be making my first food goals to eat only one sweet treat a day and drink 50 oz of water a day. I don't drink nearly enough so this is a good starting goal.

Anyway, this is where I'm starting cheer me on. I know I will need it.