Change #1: Started "dieting" with the help of the ladies in my office and their experience with Weight Watchers. I didn't sign up for any classes or anything, but I was keeping track of points, eating carefully, etc. This lasted for about a month before I got lazy with the point tracking. Not so much the CONSUMPTION of points, but I would never write down and document where I stood as far as points go. It just wasn't working for me.
Change #2: Went vegetarian. Yup. I did. And you wanna hear something surprising? It wasn't hard. I'm serious! It wasn't hard at all and I haven't missed meat at all!! My sister (who is vegan) encouraged me to try some different meat substitutes to help any cravings, but I never really got any. I'm still eating fish/seafood as there is no way this Florida girl is giving that up...plus it's a good source of protein for me as I'm not a huge bean eater.
Change #3: This week I implimented change #3 as I've been trying to take this whole thing slowly. What is that change you ask? Well, I joined a gym!! Shocker...I know. But this girl who will not wake up for anything in the morning is getting up at 5:45 in the morning and at the gym by 6:45 at the latest. I work out until 8am and then shower and head to work. I'm LOVING it!!!
Change #4: Well, this change hasn't happened yet...I guess you could call this more of a GOAL, but I'm contemplating running a 5K in September. I say running only because I'm well on the way of being able to run MOST of it as long as I stick with the plan I'm on. My goal at this point is to get registered and hold myself accountable to DOING it. I'll keep you posted on how that goes.
I'm actually very proud of myself and the fact that I've actually been sticking with this and have actually changed my whole lifestyle. I don't crave the crap anymore. I seriously WANT to eat healthier. I feel better and have more energy...well, I did until I started at the gym this week, but I'm told as I continue there the energy will come back.
The biggest thing has been to take it slow...make changes one at a time. A good friend gave me some great advice in that I should only change one thing every 30 days. This has been a great way for me to not feel overwhelmed and to focus on getting used to that change and turning into a habit or a way of life for me.
Whatever it is, I'm feeling like I'm able to handle the day to day so much better and I'm able to be a better wife and mommy to my family and that's the most important thing to me.