Turning my life around
So, a lot of stuff has happened in my life within that last few days. Starting on the 20th of March. It was a very emotional day. I was already sick with what I like to call the “plague flu” but was nearing the end so was just more exhausted than anything. I got a phone call telling me that my Aunt has cancer. They don’t know exactly where it is but they had found fluid around her stomach that tested positive for cancer. Cancer is a screwed up thing. And that really messed me up. Later that night, I got an email telling me my cousin who has been trying to get pregnant for a very long time and has suffered through countless miscarriages, is finally pregnant, and past the 3 month miscarriage likelihood. She is due mid September. Cancer= Death. Baby=New Life. It was a very crazy day. The on the 21, my husband and I found out we qualified for a mortgage (yay!) but not quite as much as we had hoped for, but enough to at least get ourselves into a starter type home and get our feet in the door to owning our own home and stop wasting thousands of dollars every year on rent. The only downside, is we haven’t been the greatest people when it comes to saving money, so we don’t really have the money to supply the down payment required to get the mortgage amount. So a couple of our options are to ask either of our parents if they will loan the amount to us so we can get out of our rental house when our lease is up in July and start paying towards something that will actually be ours, start saving as much as possible and still try to borrow some from the parents and move by the end of this year, or go over our budget and save as much as we can and renew our lease where we are currently and move out when its up in another year (July 2013). I would prefer option A, just so we can stop wasting so much money on rent but I’m not too sure if either of our parents would be willing to lend us approx. $16k. Either way I was excited but also kind of put out by Wednesday’s events. Then Friday the 23 some family drama happened and to make a long story short, lots of crying and uncertainties were brought out in me that day. The 24 was working through part of the said family drama and celebrating my oldest sisters’ 37th birthday. Today, the 25, has only started but I already know that big changes need to happen for me to become a happier person and not get constantly dragged down with negativity, bitterness and not waste my life.
I’m not completely happy with my body, ever since I hit about 21, my metabolism slowed down immensely. My husband and I started dating when I was freshly 20 and I weighed about 112 pounds. I’m now almost 25 and I now weigh around 145 pounds. I’m also very short - 5’4” so I definitely show the weight. It mostly shows a bit in my face, my arms and my stomach. My legs expanded a little bit but not much as I’ve also had somewhat chubby legs (thanks mom). My main point of unhappiness about the weight I gained is my stomach though. The really annoying part about this all is, I’ve never been one with a big appetite to begin with. I never over eat, once I’m full, I’m full and I’ll stop eating. And I never could handle big portions of food anyways, so I mostly just pecked throughout a day, which is apparently what you’re supposed to do. The only thing that’s not good is that I do eat some junk food. Though, I do not have nearly as much of a sweet tooth that I used to have, so I don’t splurge on anything like that very often, and I’ve never really been a very big chip fan. Anyways, back to my point, my eating habits and everything never changed from when I first starting dating my husband to now, yet I still gained weight. Obviously, the older you get the slower your metabolism gets and I get that. I have to say I’m probably pretty lucky considering. I’ve never gone over 155 pounds and even when I hit 150 it was because I was on an all inclusive cruise for 2 weeks so I went over board (lol) on a lot greasier and junkier food then what I normally eat. So, my goal weigh is to try to get back down to 120-125ish in weight. I mostly just want to build up my muscle strength in my arms again and tone up my stomach so its not as jiggly.
So today, I start my new routine. I will start my Body By Vi shakes (one for breakfast and one for dinner) along with the metabolism booster pills they have as well. I hope to get to the grocery store if the hubby isn’t too tired from working OT to get some healthier snacks to have in the house. I’m a huge fan of fruit so going to try and stock up on oranges, bananas, strawberries and such. I do have some frozen fruit as well that I can add to yogurt and to my shakes. I also will be starting my workout which is going to mostly be aerobics type stuff. I’ll be using our game for the kinect called Your Shape: Fitness Evolved. I have not once regretted buying this game. It is amazing and always kicks my butt. So I know it will work, its just a matter of getting myself into a constant enough routine and keeping up with it. They say it takes 21 days for the human mind to create routine so as long as I keep up with a consistent schedule for long enough, hopefully it will just sort of get imbedded there and it won’t seem as hard to make myself actually do it lol. Anyways, I just realized I’m basically writing a novel here so I’m going to stop. I’ll write out my current stats and hopefully up date from time to time on how things are going. When I do updates, I’ll include more info about specific meals or snacks I’ve made along with what specific workouts I mostly choose to do on my workout game as well as how many calories are burned per session.
Peace and Love
Goal 1 Weight: 130
Final Weight Goal: Between 120 and 125
Fitness Technique: Your Shape: Fitness Evolved game for Xbox 360 Kinect
Diet: I won’t really be dieting, per say, but I will be trying to eat more fruits and veggies, 1% milk or soy/almond milk instead of 2% milk, healthier snacks like rice crackers and rice cakes. Also will be drinking Body By Vi shakes twice a day and will be taking the metabolism booster pills once a day. I also have a weakness for pop so will be trying to cut out that as much as possible and if I feel the need to drink any, I will drink ginger ale or sprint instead of my usual pepsi or dr pepper.