Bikini season is here! yeah! Are you kidding? In NC it’s already hitting almost 100 degrees and although I would love to hit the pool I want to avoid a bathing suit like the plague. I had made this grand plan that I was going to lose at least 20 pounds this year; note that I made this plan a year ago and wasn’t exactly thinking straight due to my mother’s sudden passing. I think I kinda made a decision somewhere during the year that it may not have been the best time for me think about a weight loss plan and deal with all my other emotions at the same time.
Well, that may not have been the best decision either. So here I am, one year later and I think I may have picked up a couple more pounds and I definitely don’t like it. Ok, the truth is I have picked up a couple more pounds. Bummer! So, I have no choice! I’m going to have to exercise and I’m gonna start today. I think? I think one of the reasons I have a hard time starting to exercise is the fact that once I start, I have a hard time stopping. Not because I don’t get sore and worn out because I do. It’s just that once the weight starts coming off and I get at my goal, I have a hard time stopping and have a tendency to take it further. Not bodybuilder further, that would just look silly on me since I’m only 5’3″! I just always want to go 5 more pounds and then 5 more pounds, etc. I don’t go as far as anorexia where I don’t eat and I don’t binge and purge, I just exercise.
But, I’ve realized I’m at a place that I don’t have a choice anymore. And I’m hoping it will help me work off some of the emotions I’m dealing with and the stress of being a homeschool mom. Being a homeschool mom is really stressful! You don’t think so yet? Then either you are truly blessed with perfect little children or your kids aren’t in middle school yet!
Anyway, I’m not on the obesity kick with Michelle Obama, frankly, I wish she’d keep her nose out my family’s business. But I do want to set a good example for my kids. I also see a lot of homeschool moms that used to be skinnier than they are now. I used to think we were kinda immune to it. We were home and could make better choices and most probably do. I think our lives have gotten busier, too and it’s so easy to run through McDonald’s. Love their fries by the way!
I’m considering with the new homeschool group that I’m starting, offering a walk/run day early in the morning. We’d go to a local park and use their trail and the kids could do it with us or even roller skate. I’d also like to see an exercise class (maybe Zumba) where the moms can work out and their girls. It could double as PE credits!
How do you get your exercise in? Do you follow a diet? I’d love to hear suggestions! I’ll keep you posted on how I’m doing!