Let me make something clear: I am not doing this for swimsuit season. I'm doing it for me.
I need a plan. I need goals. I need to map out what I'm going to do and start holding myself accountable in order to accomplish what I want to accomplish.
As I was eating lunch with my husband last week I suddenly, overwhelmingly felt full.
Not full of food...full of junk. There comes a point where so much couch sitting makes you feel like a potato. You know what I mean?
Here's what I don't need:
I don't need to start stepping on the scale every morning analyzing whether or not that ounce gained is just fluid or if I need to restrict calories. I don't need to stand in front of the mirror after each shower pinching all the inches that weren't there 12 months ago. I don't need to compare my post-partum body to others and I don't need to self-deprecate.
What I do need?
I need to make healthy choices, swapping out good for bad. I need to allow myself some grace. I need to eat a balanced diet with a lot more fruits and veggies than I'm getting right now. I need to get outside. I need winter to end! I need Vitamin D. I need short-term and long-term goals. I need something to work toward.
I need to make an effort to take care of myself so that I can take care of my family.
To fit back into my favorite pair of jeans...even if they never fit the same way they did before
To run a 5k in April, a 10k by August, and a half marathon in 2014
To walk with CT every day the weather allows us to get outside
To eat REAL food and stop buying processed crap
To feel confident and beautiful
*Note* none of my goals are weight oriented - I want to feel good based on my insides not a number.
What about you? What do you need?