Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Altering the Course of My Generation

Funnel cakes. It's what's for dinner.

I haven't stepped on the scale since we returned from Disneyland, but I am officially ready to make some BIG changes around here. Sure, we walked our butts off for six days all over the Magic Kingdom, but we also ate Monte Cristo sandwiches, funnel cakes, ice cream sundaes and other treats. So our butts didn't actually get walked off. Nor did our guts. And I won't begin to tell you about my despair regarding my upper arms because some things should just remain private shames.

I'm not talking about Professor X (aka the Human Stringbean) or Super Son (who wants to tone up but is basically quite healthy). I am talking about beloved little daughter and me.

Today is the day I go to the grocery store and revolutionize how I shop. Veggies, lean meats, whole grains. And the day we go to the fitness center and begin healthy moves. My friends have been doing it for some time - running, shredding, working out and eating healthy. It's high time I jumped on the bandwagon. Or maybe it would be better to walk briskly alongside it. Heh! I might lose weight, but I will never lose my fabulous sense of humour.

I saw this today and wanted to share. I think it's inspiring!


Lisa said...

I'm pulling for you! With all my considerable weight. We can do this.

I love that video.

Shana said...

Healthy eating and exercise suck. There, I said it. I do it, or at least try to, but it's a struggle every day. I am ashamed to admit that not only do I take my kid to McD's, but I LIKE a quarter-pounder every now and then. And shredding? And running? I hate it. I do it anyway. Sometimes. I'd LOVE to get to a place where healthy choices come naturally and exercise is exhilirating and enjoyable. If you figure out how to get over those hurdles, please, let me know!

Fantastic Forrest said...

Lisa and Shana - you ladies inspire me. XO

Kathy Amen said...

I THOUGHT it looked like Disneyland!

Frogette said...

Lost 25 lbs. the easy way. Quit my job, walked everywhere I went (bus passes are expensive!) and started cooking my own meals. I eat anything I want, just not a lot of it, and I feel so much better. Good luck with your quest, just remember to enjoy yourself!

Jenn @ Juggling Life said...

I know where you are and I am trying to get inspired. I have done it before--just the way you are talking about doing it--and I know I can do it again!

Good luck and I will work on getting that pic sent today. It shouldn't be hard, but I can't find the camera software to put on the new laptop, so I have to pull out the old laptop and blah, blah, blah.

I love knowing that if I ever get a chance to delve into debate I have a mentor a keyboard stroke away!

Bee said...

"I get knocked down, but I get up again . . ."

Can you commit to walking for at least half an hour every day? This really works for me, and if you walk with friends you hardly even know you are exercising.