Sunday, January 02, 2011
Eat. Live. Be. For a Better 2011 - week 1
Lose 30 pounds.
Here's the truth. I'm one of the most low maintenance girls you will find. While I may not love my current weight, I still very much like the way I look and feel good about myself. Yes, I want to change my body.....otherwise, I wouldn't be participating in this challenge. But, I want to do it for reasons other than vanity and self-confidence alone.
My cholesterol is too high. As a mother, I feel that I have a responsibility to my husband and to my children to stay healthy. Hearing that my cholesterol levels were in the mid 200's at my recent doctor's appointment scared me. It needs to change. Besides the basic health benefits we all know about, I'm anxious to get outside more. I'm ready to hike, walk, and enjoy every part of what California has to offer.
Here's where my challenge lies. And, I need your help. Blake travels often right now and his days away from home are almost always unpredictable. That leaves me as the 100% on-call parent, all the time. I have a few hours each day kid-free and the little ones go to bed at 6pm each night. So, I have the availability. I just need some suggestions.
I have walked our neighborhood many times since arriving here and it's a great work out because it's hilly. But, for rainy or cold days, I'd like a DVD to use inside. Any favorites? What will help me jump start my mission? I'm up for anything!
I will be keeping a daily log of activity and will share that with you, along with any weight lost (or gained, Lord help me) on the following Monday.
Link up to this post if you'd like. Each week will bring a new topic of discussion, which I'll likely transform into a Question of the Week so that you can help me with my goal and hopefully I can help you, too.
Thanks to all of you for visiting the Facebook page and for joining us in this challenge! If I can be of any help, in any way, let me know. Other bloggers participating include:
Sarah's Cucina Bella
In Good Taste
Dine and Dish
Three Boys and a Little Lady
Stop, Drop and Blog
Eats Well With Others
Friends, Family and Food
Triing to be Fit Mom
Cooking Is Medicine
OK, bloggies. Here we go!
Labels: Eat. Live. Be. 2011