Wednesday, May 2, 2012

Getting Back on Track

We are what we repeatedly do.  Excellence, therefore, is not an act, but a habit. ~Aristotle


I am getting back on track with my exercise. No, this isn't going to turn in to a fitness blog.  I'm just not that into exercise. {lol} 

This is how I feel.  I read once, on another blog, that Moms should embrace their muffin tops and wear their stretch marks like stripes of valor.  I can't buy in to that thinking.  I don't feel sexy.  I feel like my belly needs it's own pillow.

I'm in the last year of my 3rd decade. Okay, I'm 39, {shudder}. So, technically, would that make this the end of my 4th decade?  I curse that thought.  I do not want to spend the next 40-50 years fat. 

I was always a skinny girl. Underweight, actually.   Up until I got pregnant with my 3rd child when I was 29 years old.  The weight just didn't fall off like before.  It's been ten years; time to own the 'baby fat'.  It's my fat.  {especially since baby #4 is 5}.  It's mine to get rid of. 

I actually hate the fact that I was a skinny girl.  I never learned how to eat right and how to exercise.  I didn't need to.  Now, at 39, {there's that number again} I don't know how to eat correctly.  

I am using the Lose it app.  My username is if ya want to add me. ;).  It's great.  It's free, and you can use it from your phone, or computer.  It tracks all your food and exercise and let's you decide how fast you want to lose the weight.  

I am also considering Weight Watchers online.  I've heard and read great things about it as well.  And, God knows, I need help with some recipes that don't include heavy cream and cheese! And chocolate. 

I started Turbo Jam this morning.  I had great results with it last year, but stopped.  I guess in my little brain, once you lose 10 inches using a program, you can stop any and all exercise attempts.  Yeah, how's that working for ya, Dana?  Not at all.  

I also have to be completely honest with you and myself.  I 'asked' for a treadmill in December.  We had Christmas and normal household expenses not allowing for the treadmill.  I must admit that I'm a tad bit spoiled as well, so I have been sulking over not having a treadmill. For 4 months... Sulking and eating.  Sulking and eating and gaining more and more weight. So, I have stopped sulking! I am on the right track now! 

I will post before and after pictures later.   After, I get an after.  But here is the first step to the new me!


  1. Weight Watchers is the only way to go!

    1. That's what I heard, too! Thanks for the advice.

  2. I read your post with interest because I've found myself in the same situation. Skinny all my life, able to eat anything, anytime:) But not now. And the weight was right around my middle. I hate that term muffin top:( Anyway, Weight Watchers is the route I took. I need that weekly accountability. I go with the sis in law and we've made it a competition. I am half way to my goal weight. It's hard though especially when you love to eat. Good luck to you! Emma

    1. Congratulations on your weight loss, Emma! I haven't been doing very too lately on the weight loss venture. But, I'll get there.
      Thanks for the advice on WW.