Thursday, August 5, 2010

Thoughts of the Past

I've never been a calorie counter. I used to go to Weight Watchers religiously and while on that program I lost 50 pounds. I thought I could do it on my own! Guess what. I couldn't.

So here I am, 9 years later, and I'm not in a position to go to Weight Watchers meetings, nor do I really want to get back into being a "POINTS" Nazi. I don't want to count calories either. But chances are before it's all said and done I'll have to do some kind of math.

I sit here thinking, "What made me so successful last time?" Well, for one, I had a lot more time on my hands. This was what I like to call "Life Before Kids," you know - when you had time to yourself, could workout or go for a walk whenever you felt like it, and in general had time to focus on yourself. Now that I have two wonderful and adorable children, that time has gone the way of the Do-Do Bird. I have a window of opportunity for working out - from 5:30am (when my local YMCA opens) to 6:30AM when I must return and get them ready for the day (as Aron, my darling husband) has to be ready to work by 7am.

So what, right? Quit making excuses, fatty. Get up and go to the gym. Doesn't have to be just three days a week. I could go all five weekdays if I wanted. I can't imagine Aron telling me NO!


  1. I hate workoing out in the morning, but, its the only time that i have an hour to do it. Or i could do it at night and miss spending time with my family. Not gonna do that! So i look at workoing out in the morning as that time that i get up to kick morning in the nuts.

  2. The love of exercise does not happen over night. It has to kinda sneak up on you. At first I had to convince myself that it was something I HAD to do daily, like taking a shower, brushing my teeth, or any other daily chore. What keeps me motivated after all these years is that exercise 'allows' me to eat. I try to eat in moderation and I never have 'forbidden foods'. But if I want to partake in non-diet food, I better find a way to keep the weight off. Exercise does just that. And over time, I have found that I really do enjoy it. It has become my person time to take care of myself. I'm healthier, stronger, and I can fit into a smaller dress size because of it. Whats not to love about that?????

  3. I do know that when I go to the gym on a regular basis, I feel so much better about myself and starting my day with a good workout usually leads to wiser eating choices for the remainder of the day....


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