Day 1

I woke up today and realized that I must get in shape.

I was at softball last week…it was hot and humid and my heart rate was still within “normal” range, but much higher than it usually is.

I often wonder WHY I have lost my enjoyment for this game. A game I have played for literally half of my life. It has hit me. I have lost enjoyment because I can’t run to first base without being out of breath. I can’t play in the summer sun because my heart rate goes up. Who can possibly have fun feeling like that?

It’s time for a change.

I just turned 28 and weigh 200 pounds. It’s no body’s fault but my own. I choose not to eat right or exercise.

3 years ago when I started dating my husband I weighed 157. Almost 50 pounds in 3 years.

This is Day 1.

Day 1 marks the first day that I will make a lifelong commitment to myself to be healthier. Not just to lose weight, but to be healthier. In shape. A better me. A grocery list packed with fruits and veggies, not with chicken nuggets and cookies. It’s time to focus on my health. If I don’t, who will?

It is going to be a long battle, but I know that in the end it will be worth it.

I want to go see/hike through some National Parks next fall and have put together a “National Parks Road Trip” with my husband. TheBadlands, Mount Rushmore, Yellowstone, Grand Tetons and Arches. To do that I MUST be in shape. If I can’t enjoy the experience of hiking around seeing the beautiful, wondrous things that nature has to offer… I don’t want to go.

Here’s to the next step. The healthier step. A longer life. A happier life. Here’s to Day 1.

My first commitment to myself: 20 min of exercise a day. Some days I will do more but everyday I will do at least 20 min.