Thursday, November 17, 2011

Thursday- Physical DeClutter #1

Here is the TRUTH. I am probably about 50 lbs overweight. That, my friends, is physical clutter!

I had FOUR beautiful kids in 5 years (I cheated by having twins) between 1998-2003. Here we are, eight years later and I am still carrying all of this extra baby weight around. Part of me has gotten used to it and another part of me wants to get my body back. I think now is the time. I've become a real LAZY person and I am not sure how to go about losing the weight, getting into shape, taking care of my body and just getting out of bed period. I think I ran, ran, ran so fast with my head cut off from 1998-2008 (with 4 toddlers and managing all my stay-at-home businesses), that by the time all our financial troubles happened in 2008, I crashed, shut down and gave up.

For my 3*th birthday this past May, I joined a gym close by so that I could attend the Zumba classes (I LOVE to dance) and maybe walk on the treadmill a couple of mornings a week after the kids went to school. Today is November 17th and I have stepped foot in that gym 0 times!!! 0 TIMES!! What a loser. NO, not the biggest loser.....a LOSER!!

What do I do? Where do I begin? I'm not a person to just jump right in and start going to the gym everyday. It has to be gradual. I don't think I'm too worried about what I am eating right now. That can come later. Right now I just need to focus on getting my butt out of bed (I work at home in my pj's) and doing SOMETHING, ANYTHING! My husband says it can be as simple as walking around the block a couple of tonight for my first Physical Thursday DeClutter I walked around the block a couple of times with my 11 year old son. It felt GREAT! We even ran a little just to get our hearts pumping. AND..we had a good talk. He is our only boy, so it's good to spend a little one-on-one time with him. Girl Drama is getting crazy around here!!

Like I said, I'm not gonna jump in and start doing this everyday. For sure every THURSDAY. And, hopefully from now and till then I will make it to the gym or at least another walk around the block. We will see. What are your thoughts and advice for me? I need all the help I can get.


  1. Amy,
    Weight Watchers worked for me, because actually, it's more about the food than the exercise. What you get at WW's is support. Perhaps you can get a walking buddy too. Your health is important and carrying extra weight brings down your energy level. I should know. I'm still battling the same 25 pounds.
    PLUS..USE THE GYM! I heard Zumba is a lot of fun! In fact, I may have to try it too!

  2. Amy, I hear you loud and clear! For me I lost 18 lbs in 10 weeks running. And I HATE to run!!!! I never would have done it without a goal in mind. So, I signed up to run a race. In my case I signed up for a half marathon.
    And you HAVE to have support. It is so important. I had a friend that started a blog and so did I. It helped to read about it and for me to write about it.
    Last bit, I count calories too. If you have a smart phone, get this app. My fitness pal. Its free and it links to the website where you can track your food, track your activity, track your weight, and keep track of the calories. The more you burn the more food you can eat, so your not starving yourself.