Sunday, May 17, 2009

"If you want to make a change in your life, Make a Change in your life"

Well, here we go again and this has to be the last time I say that. I am at the end of my rope and if I don't do this I am afraid I will only know myself as overweight and I can't do it anymore alone. I won't do it anymore alone. I have to take a leap and I pray that this time I will let God hold my hand the entire way. I was told a little over a month ago that my blood pressure was high at my well woman visit. It hit me like a ton of bricks but I did nothing about it. I also am at a higher risk for Diabetes because I had Gestational Diabetes with Cash and had to be put on insulin shots twice a day. I just keep on eating. I have to make a change and it can't be a quick fix, it has to be a lifestyle makeover and I have Lance on board too. I hate to say it this way but I looked at him last week and told him I was afraid one of us were going to have a heart attack and leave the other alone with the kids and I can't do that to him or my children. I have to do this now, not tomorrow! SO, drum roll please! We joined Lifetime Fitness, and Lance joined a Boot Camp he will attend 3 mornings a week and I joined Team Weight Loss (here is a video you can take a look at and I will attend this class 3 days a week and workout on my own the other days. Here is a description of the class and if you guys don't mind I will be blogging every Friday about my journey and it will be called "Thank God it's Falling Off". My ultimate goal for my 5'3 body is to weigh 130 lbs (give or take) and to do that I need to lose 91 lbs. You do the math, I weigh TOO MUCH! HA!

So, here we go, I start Monday morning at 10:00 A.M. God Speed! ;o)

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  1. Good luck! I can't wait to read about your can do it!

  2. You can do this, Julie! I think blogging about it will help keep you motivated. I love fitness and nutrition so if you need anyone to chat with about your journey, give me a call!

  3. Julie,
    Congrats on making this decision. When my kids where little I made the excuse that there wasn't enough time because of all I did with my kids. I wish I would have allowed myself the time to take care of me back then. I have come to learn that I can't take care of them, if I can't take care of me.

    At first, it's going to be hard and you are going to fight yourself to get up and go, but once you get into a routine, you are going to love to exercise and more importantly, you are going to love how you feel. It's not about a number on the scale or the size of clothes you wear, it's the accomplishment of getting up and doing the hard work and reaping the rewards.

    Best of luck to you; I know you can do this.

    BTW - I have found that walking is one of the best exercises there is....and it's free and your kids can do it with you. Put cash in a stroller or wagon and Tay can walk with you or ride her bike. I do it at home (which can be dangerous on your road), but I also go to the crosby park and you don't have to worry about cars.

  4. I guess I should have signed that...Debbie Roberts

  5. I am praying for you girl! I hope watching you will start to inspire me!!! God knows I need it so much!

    PS - You did not tell me about your blood pressure!

  6. Thinking about you on your first day! Good luck and let us know how it goes! We care about you, too!

  7. You can do it! I see people doing that program all the time at our LTF here in CO. I know you can do this! You are going to feel so great! I wish I was there to work out with you and encourage you along. Can't wait to read your blogs on Friday's to see how you are progressing. GO JULIE AND LANCE!!!


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