Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Change Numero Uno

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So, I joined a gym yesterday. Like I said, not a New Year's Resolution kind of person... thus waiting til January is almost over, right? I'm tired of my clothes never fitting right, or the ones that do, looking like tents or bed sheets hanging in my closet. Yep, I'm over it. I'm also over my knees and back aching for no apparent reason... other than the pressure they're under with all this weight I'm carrying around. While yes, I definitely want to look better, because let's face it, who doesn't? I also want to get fit. I want to be healthy. I want to feel good inside. I want to be an example for my kids. I want to live long and prosper... and all that other motivational crap. And, I want to wear shirts where my arms and shoulders show and not go "Eeww..." when I see the photos later.

I guess I should clear something up. I'm making myself sound like a whale here. I know I'm not huge by any means, but by the standards, I am obese. I'm short, so packing 172 lbs. on this little frame definitely shows. Yep, I said it. I put it out there for the world to see. Maybe that'll help hold me accountable.

That's it! I'll start an accountability thread. I'll post my progress, we'll say weekly. See how I'm doing. This'll be both for you and for me. You can cheer me on, or ridicule me. Either way, it'll be motivation :-) So let's get to it...

Starting weight:   172 lbs.
Current weight:                
Weight +/-:                      
Total weight loss:             
Short term goal:   160 lbs.
Goal weight:        145 lbs.

While I know 145 is still a bit much for someone who is 4'10", I was once down to 116 and looking back at the pictures, I think I look weird. Too skinny. I'm sure to someone who didn't know me I'd look perfectly normal. To me, it looked weird. Maybe by the time I hit 145 I'll feel differently and want to continue. We'll cross that bridge then. So, see ya next Tuesday!

Here we go...

Well Hello, no one in particular... I'm Bird. Pleased to meet you, I'm sure! Here's a brief run down on who I am... (why ruin the mystery too early, right?)

I'm a twenty-something wife and mother of two (wife to only one though, just to be clear). My little family resides in the Ohio Valley where the weathermen are never right and allergens are high. I work a full time job outside of the home. My kids go to public school, or at least the one who is old enough to does. My hubby also works outside the home... that is, when he's got work. He's in one of those trades that when work slow down, they do lay offs or send him to a job site 3 hours away from home- not across country, but far enough that you don't want to make the drive every day... Hmm... seems like enough for now. I'm sure you'll learn plenty more about us later...

So, what's the purpose of this blog? Well, I don't know really. It'll be a catch-all, I suppose. I've been doing a family blog for something like 2 years now and enjoy it, but it's not really something I want to put out there for the world to see. I did a Disney blog for a while last year- tracked the progress for planning our trip, shared tips and reviews of items and services in and out of the parks, fun stuff like that. I enjoyed writing for an audience. The hubby and I got in a little tiff about my using the kids on the blog so often though for complete strangers to see so I stopped writing there. Not to mention once the trip was over it was almost depressing to continue writing not know when our next trip back to the World would be.

Anyway, I'm not much of a New Year's Resolution maker- always seem like I disappoint myself. But for whatever reason, this year I am feeling inspired and motivated. Motivated for change. Motivated for action. Simply motivated. I feel like I have all this energy just busting at the seems. My mind is racing with ideas and crazy, brilliant thoughts. I'm not sure where it's all coming from, but I can tell you a portion of it is coming from Pinterest, lol. Boy, I boycotted that site for a while because I'd heard how addicting it was... little did I know... Anywho, back to the point, I'm feeling inspired to get things in order- in my home, in my life, in my head...

So, again, you ask, what does that mean here? Well, I'll tell you. Here is where you'll see those changes, progressions, transformations, and whatever other random ramblings I may throw in there. Here is where I'll post before and afters. Here is where I'll show you my latest projects. Here is where I'll tell you what a failure I've been and how I'm hopefully turning it around.

If that's something you'd be interested in seeing, well, then hang around. I can imagine it's going to be an interesting ride. We'll see where this goes...

Talk to you soon!