An intro… “I was shocked by how I have let myself go”

Today is the first day of the rest of my life… isn’t that how the saying goes?  Actually, the first day of the rest of my life began last weekend while shopping with my oldest daughter and I was trying on clothes… that mirror image sucked.  Nothing fit well and the way I viewed my body in the mirror was not positive, but more like “WTF??? Who is that?”.  I was shocked by how I have let myself go.  Yes, I knew that I’ve put on a couple of pounds here and there and haven’t been working out regularly, but…damn.  So now, I begin the first day of the rest of my life.

Let me tell you a little about myself.  I have been married for 15 years.  I am a mother of three beautiful girls, ages 13, 11 and 9.  I am 40 years old and a manager for an engineering company. I have some bad habits that I need to change.  I smoke cigarettes and I drink alcohol.   I eat way too much junk food.  I’m 5’6″ and weigh 185 lbs, which is appalling to me.  So, it’s time for change.

With this journal, my intention is to make myself accountable for the decisions I make in my health habits.  I want to journal the trials and setbacks as well as the wins.  I want to move my life into a more positive direction.  I am hoping that in doing so, other aspects of my life will be positively impacted as well.



6 thoughts on “Introduction”

  1. Love this post! I’m right there with you, trying to make positive lifestyle changes that I know I can maintain so go for it, baby!!!

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