3.24.2014

Getting back on the horse

About a lifetime ago, I lost 120lbs.
Yes, I lost an Olson twin—probably not the anorexic one, the other one.
«Although she might not have weighed 120lb either.»
Anyway, it seems like forever ago, but it might have only been 8 years.
And I kept it off, until I had kiddos and I haven't been able to get my motivation to lose the I'm-pregnant-and-the-baby-wants-ice cream weight.
I know I'm not the only one so stop snickering.

But I have decided that it's time to get healthy again. I want to be that hip mom who can run around with her kiddos and I want to be a healthy active example for them.

So there's my motivation.

It's for me, but with additional motives.

So I am taking on a self imposed challenge.

I'm not ready to totally give up my unhealthy treats yet.

Therefore, I'm starting with the lesser of the evils. Just getting in the recommended 10,000 steps a day.
I average about 5,500ish. So this will be a good place to begin.

I have a FitBit Zip (which I totally love—except the battery has died a little more then I'd like).
I'm in a FitBit Wellness Group with my co-workers.

And next month we will start some weigh-ins «I'd rather be poked in the eye with a pencil—weigh-ins SUCK!»

Of course all the wellness work stuff is optional, but I figure…why not. It's free motivation if you're a little competitive.
Which I am.

Wanna join me?
I could start a FitBit group for anyone here who wants some to compete against total strangers.

I'll be posting updates on Instagram using #HealthyChangesChallenge1«the number will change with each challenge.»

2 comments:

  1. Good. I was walking on the beach for free :)
    But winter is starting now, and I'm afraid the walking is going to be posponed....
    I will follow you.... far away!
    Eating healthy is easy, just have to be persistent.
    You go girl!

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  2. Really Cristina, you have to rub it in my nose that you live near a beach, while I am stuck here in land-locked Indiana! :)

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