Friday, June 20, 2008

My List

My best friend, Kate, told me that I should compile a list of at least 10 things that will keep me motivated to lose my blubbery barbed wire. Below are a few reasons I am determined to free myself:
  • To set a healthy example for my boys
  • To be healthier and feel better about myself
  • To be able to run and play with my boys
  • Enjoy being "touched" again
  • To be able to buy clothes because I want them, not only because they fit (I plan on shopping with my best friend for the girliest of girlie dresses and while we are doing so, we shall twirl and act obnoxiously happy!)
  • To ride horses again
  • To enjoy swimming again
  • To go hiking again
  • To go canoing/kayaking again
  • Ride roller coasters without fear of not fitting
  • Start jogging again!!!
I feel like I could sit here all night typing all the things I have been missing for so long. It's pretty depressing to realize that I have put everything I enjoy on hold for so long now. It has been a long time since I was actually "living". So for now I have to turn this depressing realism into pure joy now that I am changing my life for the better. Woo-hoo! Go me!!! Go us!!!


Susan said...

Hi Lynn,
You can go hiking right now! Just do what you can manage. As you get further along on your journey, you will go farther. But don't let anything stop you from going now! A hike can be anything and anywhere. Just go.

Get a heart rate monitor if you don't have one and start tracking how many AP points you earn. This is WW lingo, but it means 1 AP point per 100 calories burned. Aim for lots of them. Go for 20 a week at the beginning. It sounds like alot, but you can do it.

Just my unasked for advice. Hope it helps!

Big Girl said...

I'm a total list girl and I think this is such a great idea. I have a mental list but it's alway nice to see it written.