If you know me personally, you may know that I’ve been trying off and on for like forever to lose weight. As so many of us know, it’s a constant struggle. If I could rewind 10 years or so, I’d be totally happy. Unfortunately, we all know what can happen when we get married, buy a house, have kids, turn 30, etc., etc., etc.
Seems like no matter what I try, nothing works. I get discouraged, frustrated, angry. I know what it’s going to take, but I don’t want to do it … alone. That’s why I want to take the pledge and join the Mamavation Sisterhood! Yeah, sure, I want support for myself – I guess we’re all a little bit selfish like that. But I also love supporting others. Fortunately, it seems the Sisterhood is great for that!
So, what’s it going to take? 100% dedication. A commitment to not only eating right, but exercising as I should, too. And the support of others. Accountability. Time.
As a working mom with a 2-year-old, life is busy. For meals, I need something that is quick and easy, but also healthy. I often get home later than I’d like, so time really is of the essence. While I’ve been good at making healthy meals in the past, it’s the nights when I scramble to put a meal together that I fall off track. I know this can be avoided with planning – and commitment.
The other aspect is exercise. Sure, we get to the park once or twice a week. And I walk/run for 30+ minutes when we’re there. But it takes more than twice a week to make a difference. Again, a commitment.
I am here, committing to take those extra steps to be a healthier me – and to lead the way to a healthier family. It’s time for me to stop talking and start walking – both literally and figuratively.
I’m ready! Mamavation Sistas, will you take me in?