Friday, November 7, 2008

"D" Day - Decision Day...My Mind Is Made Up!!!

This is it!!! Today is THE day!!! I've decided to change my life for the better and live a healthier, more fit life. I've gained over 30 pounds in the course of a year due to stress and eating. My trying-to-conceive another child journey, along with stress at work, has gotten the best of me. Enough is enough!!! It's time to reclaim myself from this nonsense...and I've made that decision today.

I've tried different things to lose weight and live healthy but they would only end up as temporary fixes. I've made excuse after excuse, from "I don't have time to go to the gym" to "I don't have money to keep up a fitness regimen". There really isn't an excuse to living healthy and it actually doesn't have to break your pockets to do so.

For me, I've realized that what I really need to get me motivated and on to a healthier way of living is:

1. Exercise - the only way I can do this is in the comforts of my own home. I've tried the gym scene and it just doesn't work for me. I like feeling comfortable and less distracted...and I do so best at home. So, today, I signed up for an at-home workout fitness program with tons of exercise videos to get me going. Thanks to demandFITNESS I can workout any time of the day, in my home, while traveling...all I have to do is have my laptop handy. Ha excuse!!!

2. Educate Myself - My main problem with starting a fitness program is jumping into one at the spur of the moment without educating myself as to why it is important and what I need to do to be successful. And, what do you know...demandFITNESS helps with that also!!!

3. Eating Right - I need to work on portion size and the types of foods to eat. So, I've incorporated Weight Watchers Online to help me with recipes and choices of foods to eat for meals.

4. Fitness Journal/Log - If I write down everything in a journal, it helps to keep me on track. mind is made up and I'm already feeling good about it. Why? Because I planned things out and educated myself before starting this fitness journey. Wish me journey begins on Monday, November 10, 2008!!!

demandFITNESS website

Weight Watchers Online

My Fitness Journal/Log