Spring is officially here and I’ve decided it’s time for me to Spring into Action and make health and wellness a real priority in my life. I’ve put on a few pounds over the winter, and just like the cold weather has to go, so does this extra layer of fluff.
In my defense, we have had an unprecedented polar vortex here in the Northeast and it would have been irresponsible of me to shed that extra layer of insulation during sub-zero temperatures.
Not buying it? I didn’t think so, but a girl had to try.
All jokes aside, as a mother, I realize how important it is to take optimum care of myself, because so many people are depending on me to take care of them. If I focus and cut the crap, I can be in a much better physical position, by the time summer gets here. So, instead of thinking about what I need to do, I’m actually going to DO what I need to do to get in better shape.
I firmly believe that there is no reason to face any challenge alone, so I’ve grabbed an accountability partner who is going to hold me to my decision to start eating better and moving more My accountability partner is none other than Mrs. Rhonda Hall from Raising Her Right.
She’ll be there to snap me back into reality when I get complacent and feel tempted to throw in the towel, and I’m going to do the same for her.
The reality is that I am busy and I have lot on my plate (LITERALLY), but I feel like I will be able to handle everything, so much better, if I get my energy level up and put better fuel in my system.
My approach to this is going to be simple, but that doesn’t mean it will be easy.
I’m going to provide more specifics on exactly how I’ll motivate myself, what I plan to eat and my work-out regimen in another post. But I’ll clue you in on my goals, now.
They are as follows:
- Lose 20 pounds by June 21, 2014
- Lose 4 inches from my waist
- Tone my upper and lower body
- Reduce my sodium intake by 30% to lower my blood pressure
- Stop traffic – at least once.
No more delaying and putting off until tomorrow what should have been done yesterday. In closing, here’s a few more of my before photo to give you an idea of where I’m starting.
Yes folks, we have work to do, and believe ME, it will get done.
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For more inspiration and weight loss strategies, be sure to follow Rhonda’s posts over at Raising her Right. She’ll be in the trenches with me. Hope you join us as we Spring into Action.