Monday, March 07, 2011

A new me . . .

We are trying to make changes to our life. I am fat. Plain and simple. It however truly does not bother me. I am ok with who I am. I don't fret when I look in the mirror and I am comfortable with who I am and how I look. I would prefer to be smaller and more fit, but I don't stress too much about it. I am pretty stinkin' active and I don't think that my body holds me back from too much that I want to do.

I do however have small children and I would prefer to be around for a long time. I need to be more fit. I need to be even more active in a intentional way.

I have been changing the way I eat for about a year. It has been an evolution. I feel like I am eating better than I have in my whole life. I am not dieting, I am simply choosing better options, looking at portions, and trying to be conscious about when I am full. I am giving soda up this week. I have done it before and I fell off the wagon after about 6 months. This time is for real. It is hard and I really don't want to have to do it again.

A friend has been doing a T-tapp exercise program and it looks like it would meet my needs. "T-Tapp is a series of copyrighted, sequential movements designed to put the body in proper functional alignment. Its special sequence of comprehensive, compound muscle movement helps establish better alignment as well as increased strength and flexibility of the spine, better neuro-kinetic flow, lymphatic function, and increased metabolic rate. Its physical therapy approach to fitness makes it safe for those with shoulder, hip, knee, neck, and back concerns. Yet, it delivers a challenging workout for all fitness levels!" It seems right up my alley. Quick and to the point. It will kick my booty! I only have to invest 15 minutes per day and my hubby can do the same workout. Cindy and her husband are rocking the T-tapp! You can see some of her progress here. Looks pretty amazing! And with NO dieting, just intentional eating.

I have no desire to loose a ton of weight. I just want to be healthy and fit and perhaps a couple sizes smaller. We shall see, of course with my over-sharing personality, I will likely share the process and the progress with you all here. (whether you like it or not!)


4 comments:

trying2hide said...

well...... I wouldn't mind jumping on that wagon with you.

howieducat said...

As you were posting this this morning, I was at my annual Dr. visit. I left there pretty upset with the findings... so I'm jumping on the wagon with you...

zunzun said...

Cool...just finding the right type of excercise/movement for you is a huge success. I've tried several things (including the Wii!LOL) but running is the only thing I've kept up and works for me (my sister in law, who uses videos which give me a headache laughs when I mention running...she says one should run only if one is being chased!LOL) but I had a few big failures to figure this out so it's good that you are motivated and found something you think you'll like.

I think a big life-changing thing for me was taking the focus off losing weight (it's very difficult...I once was walking/jogging over 20 miles a week for several months and didn't lose a single pound..no joke...I think it was my PCOS...very, very discouraging) and shifting it to being more fit and lowering my borderline high cholesterol which means that even if I don't lose weight I still lace up my tennis shoes because it's no longer just about that.

I'm ok w/ my curvy body and soft spots but I do want to be around for my grandbabies some day and keep my heart strong. I'll look forward to the entries.

Missy said...

I need a Healthy overhall!
BTW, I loved the ice cube thingy!!!!