I met with Alexa (my trainer) on Thursday morning and she helped me to figure out my realistic goals for getting healthy.
- Lose 20 pounds. This one is the hardest to swallow for a few reasons. First, when Alexa weighed me I found out that I weigh not 160 pounds (like I thought) but 170 pounds! Have I really let myself go that badly?! Losing 10 pounds felt do-able to me, but 20 pounds is daunting! Second, in my case losing weight means taking a much closer look at my diet. SCARY! I have never really paid much attention to my eating. I do chose healthy foods, and I love fruits, veggies, whole grains, etc. But portion control? Monitoring fats? Umm...this is going to be a challenge.
- Get to the gym at least 3 times per week. This is something I feel like I can do, and once working out becomes easier and more of a habit, I can see myself really enjoying this time. The plan right now is to work out with Alexa once a week, go to yoga once a week, and make it at least one other day per week. So far, I have been able to exceed this goal, which feels great!
I never thought that I would get excited about health and fitness, but the more I spend time at it, the stronger I feel about its importance in my life, and yours too! If you aren't taking care of your body the way you should be, like I wasn't, consider making a change. It is easier than it seems--take it from someone who (now) knows!