So... I am generally very relaxed, satisfied and over all very happy. But there is this one thing about me, recently, which I am getting increasingly annoyed with! Don't guess- I will say it: out in the open World Wide Web, with the limited readers reading this: I have been.. umm.. uhh.. well gaining unnecessary pounds lately! Completely my fault- Call it being, lazy, being ignorant, slightly hormonal (OMG-I said that) and above all- careless!
Yes, I am a foodie and I can just never ‘stomach’ a diet plan. I have tried, but never succeeded. I enjoy cooking, eating new things and really love the satisfied smile of near and dear ones, as the meal is gobbled up! I have made a conclusion for myself: I should work towards getting fit and not change myself for it. SD once mentioned during "dieting" tries- Food modifications make you cranky! I shrugged... but I know he was right!
So, I can do one of two things... One: Really crossing my fingers and hoping the pounds shed by themselves, body gets healthier and I get fitter(Well not worked so far, I tell you!) or Two..do something about it.. like.. hmm...may be set a goal, work towards it and above all, try to enjoy the process!
This blog is like my own little journal, I am introducing a new tag/ category today: "Getting Fit" this is the first post of hopefully many to come in this! As I like to say it: It's a Start!
So here is my Three Step Plan
1. Make a log: Of all I eat during the day, my meals, my snacks, my OMG-I-Ate-A-Chocolate, my eating habits pretty much!
2. Work Out: Hit the gym, climb the stairs, do the stretches and oh yes loose the hmmm.. flab! And yes, mopping the floor post dinner after V does count! So I am going to not be hard on myself about missing a day!
3. Chart the weight: And not make it public. In my case, I am hoping to use Wii Fit to help me chart it weekly!
My "A-Ha! I need to do this" besides my family being super concerned about my well being and the whole past month of jeans getting slightly, how do I put it lightly- tighter around the middle portion- was last Saturday: I went to the gym, saw my stamina in 45 minutes, was ashamed, super guilty and said: Enough is Enough!
Of course, I am following my own principle: One step at a time principle! My end point: 8 weeks starting from April 4th! Ending: Look at the calendar: May 28th! (Just before the Long Weekend! Yee Yaah)
I know, 8 weeks is a short time, But I believe in setting small achievable goals and then increase them slowly. I am hoping to start the momentum in these eight weeks for a long path of healthier choices ahead.
Honestly, I know life will happen, there will be school events, parties, gatherings, social life, parenting life, couple life, working life, House life, and all other things which seem to always be on my calendar! Well, for me, I am adding one more thing" Being healthier!"
So anyways, in case you interested in helping me out, helping yourself out or just want to join me this much needed ‘"loosing the paunch and making it fun!" (Yes, even I am shaking in disbelief right now!)’, Let me know.
We can figure out a way to be creative, to achieve our goals, to be supportive, may be even competitive about it... but above all, just be in the journey together and hopefully set a fitter example for the little ones! (Well at least that’s my reason!)
Else… help me be honest on this blog! :-D