Hello again my friends. Thank you for stopping by and seeing what I am up to now. As the title suggests, this is about what I am doing to get a healthier me. Usually I take care of everyone else and neglect myself. Well I am still taking care of others BUT I am now more concentrated on myself.
Those of you who have been following my blog know of the things I have overcame in my life. I struggled with severe anxiety, panic attacks, and depression. Stayed in my room for a year and stayed in my house for 6 years. In the past 2 years I have been getting out and about and doing things I never thought I would do again.
Those years wreaked havic on my body. You all have read the story of my teeth troubles. I am happy to say that I am very glad I made the decision I did and had them all pulled and got dentures. I still hope to get implants someday but until then I am very happy with my smile.
I also have a cyst on the right side of my face beside my nose. This is an external epidermal cyst. I am making an appointment on Tuesday to my family doctor who said he should be able to remove it (yay..it is all I see in my pictures and I hate it).
Everyone is also aware of the cervical cancer issues I have had and overcome so.....
Now I am off to a new issue. All those years being depressed, down on myself, feeling like Shit (excuse my language) left me with a body I am not used to. In school I was 100 lbs soak and wet and very athletic. Well that definately isn't the case anymore.
Here is a story. Last year at this time I went to visit my dad. He lives on top of a hill out in the country. The daffodils were blooming and I wanted to pick some and dig up some to bring home and plant. Well I like to have never made it up that hill (huge hill) back to his house. I used to run up it!!!
Well I exercised pretty regularly until June of last year. The reasons why things got so mixed up is a blog post in itself and if you wanna know it let me know and I will post about it.
Well, now I am ready to get in shape. Here is the deal. I am 5'2" tall. I am petite. I have a small frame. Well my ideal weight is between 110-120 lbs. I weigh 141 lbs. This is considered obese for my body type. YIKES. My chest measures 36 1/4 inches, my waist above my belly button (at the narrowest point) is 31", my waist across my belly button (where my spare tire is) is 34" and my hips are 38 1/4 ". That may not sound too bad but on my frame it is. Oh and I am in a size 8/10 clothes.
My Goal is by June 1st I would like to be between 120-125 lbs. I would like my waist to be 26" which is a size 6. I would love to be a size 6 without a muffin top. This is still a little big for my frame but I don't want to be all skinny minny again.
So here is what I am doing......
So you know my goals and here is my plan. I started on February 10th. On one day I will do the total body machine exercises in the morning and the 30 day shred workout in the evenings. The next day I will do Zumba in the mornings and the 30 day shred in the evenings. I am going to keep up this alternating pattern until the 30 days is up on the 30 day shred. Then I will be doing Just the Zumba and the total body machine. One in the morning one in the evening. Just depending on which I feel like doing at each time. I will take every Sunday off to give my body a rest. I may take Wednesdays off too depending on the muscle fatigue I feel.
I am also watching what I eat. I am keeping track of calories. I should eat not more than 1400 good calories daily to lose fat and to keep my body running tip top. I eat 3 meals a day plus snacks. Each meal has low fat protein, complex carbs, and good fats in it. I also add a source of fiber. I drink 84 ounces of water a day at least. Some with Crystal Light some without. Just depends on what I am in the mood for.
I can tell you I feel wonderful. Strong. I am loving it.
Well that is what I am doing. I have done tons of research and I think this will work for me. I will keep you updated on my progress.
Thank you all for reading this long post. I love you all and until next time peeps...be blessed.