Getting HealthySaturday, November 02, 2013
I've always been overweight.
My hatred of all sports
and love for reading has made me a pretty sedentary person my entire life. Smartish, grammary, but overall lazy.
My love of cereal and cravings for sweets hasn't helped my weight problem.
|My goal in life is to eat at this Cereal Buffet.|
But now I want to be healthier. As my quarter-century birthday looms ever nearer I can't help but think that it's time to start being healthier because really, I only have a few more good years left in me if I don't start doing yoga and tai chi now.
|This really is like yoga for me because I am so blind I have to get really close to see if I missed a spot.|
Of course, being thinner would be nice too but I'm definitely not under the impression that I'll end up looking as shapely as a brown Scarlett Johanson. Being able to fit comfortably (read confidently) into women's T-shirts would be good enough for me.
Lately because of my loans and bills I've been buying really cheap stuff. Ramen. Frozen pizza. Burritos. So even though I'll never be a vegan because...really? I have been slacking on the whole healthy eating thing.
When John and I started going out we used to go to the gym together too. But that was when we both saw each other for more than 2 hours a night and we lived like two seconds away from one. Now I only see him for 2 hours after I get off of work because then it's our bedtime. (We're so old.) And he leaves before I even wake up. Then, on the weekends I want to do fun stuff (before I head into work) not lame stuff like bench presses.
But now that we have a house and a backyard and enough space in the living room that doing yoga will not result in a busted up wall, I feel that I have to get into a healthier way of life...because I don't have any more excuses.
I can't continue to call pizza a vegetable (even though the US does). Walking from my car to the door does not count as exercise (or so someone said).
So today, I tell all of you, my (two) readers, I will get healthier and in shape. That way you can guilt trip me should I not post a progress report in a month.
To help me, I've downloaded the app Noom to my phone. I thought of using MyFitnessPal but I like the fact that Noom uses red, green, and yellow bars to help you understand just what kind of calories you're consuming.
Exercise-wise I went to this zumba class by my house. It may sound insensitive or mean or whatever but I loved the fact that there was older women in the class and not young girls I would have to compare my dancin' skills with. Because let's be serious -- I have none. But the ladies were nice and said they hope to see me again so now I feel like I have to account to them as well.
Anyway, this is what I'm hoping to accomplish.
Of course I would choose to start eating better right before Thanksgiving, my birthday, Christmas, and New Years.
I've served myself; what are you going to have?