Wednesday, 9 January 2013

This is an assignment....

New year, new you. That is the theme that is bombarding my tv these days. The commercials for weight loss products/programs is overwhelming. Eat our food for 5 days then make your own choices for two days! Take these pills to lose weight! Our program is free for 3 months! Drink this and lose weight! I have not done any research on these products or claims but I have decided that those are not the route I want to take. I am seeing a personal trainer/kicker of butt to get myself back on track. I have been a SAHM for 10 1/2 years and it has definitely caught up with me. I'd love to say it's baby weight but my baby is almost 6!! My trainer gives me homework every week and this week's assignment is to blog about my journey. Blech! She knows I'm very reluctant to do this so she said it could sound very clinical, it doesn't have to be emotional at all. How is this journey not emotional? It's emotions that got me here so it's going to be emotions that get me out. I hope. I don't have any major issues that need to be worked through, I have boredom and pure laziness that I need to overcome. Apparently I'm in a healthy range as far as my body fat percentage goes, but I am not happy with where I'm at. This is a very intimidating forum to document in, though. It's admitting failure. To the world. I have failed to keep my body in a healthy state. My percentage may be fine but my body is telling me something else. I also have kids I am responsible for. Thankfully for now they are not overweight but I need to start practising what I teach them. I tell them they can't have certain treats but when they are in bed those rules don't apply to me. I know I'm not the only one who does that but it doesn't make it okay. So here I go. Trying to change my lifestyle again. Yup. Again. I have done this before but there's always some reason why I can't keep it up. The farming busy season has started up again. The kids are home for summer. I'm tired. The list goes on.

My trainer has involved my family to keep me motivated. She says she's being mean, involving them, but it is what will keep me on track so I don't see it as being mean. It's needed. I have a goal and a  date to reach that goal. If I don't reach that goal then my family can't take part in the reward. My family REALLY wants me to reach my goal. They REALLY want to have the reward! If I reach my goal by June 30 we get to go to the waterslides for the day. They love those waterslides. We were there the summer of 2011 and they have not forgotten about that place. Even after being at WEM this past summer they want to go back to these ones. I have a cheering section and a family of critics! It's all good. They want to have fun and they want mom to be healthy. I'm not doing it to be skinny. I'm doing this to be healthy. I'm not focusing too much on weight. I may not reach that goal if I build enough muscle so I'm concentrating on body fat and inches.

Here's my goal I need to reach by June 30:
Down 8% body fat
Down 24" (gross, right? two feet needs to be gone. yuck!!)

Here's my reward:

Wish me luck!!


  1. You don't need luck Anita - you have everything you need already - determination, motivation and most importantly, the love and support of your friends and family! Asking for help does not make you a failure, admitting that you want more in your life does not make you a failure - the only way you can fail is if you stop trying and you are clearly NOT doing that! hold your head up high and be proud of yourself for working hard and wanting to lead by example and do things right for yourself and your family! I am soooo proud of you! You can do ANYTHING!

  2. Rock on, Anita! You are an inspiration!

  3. You are very brave to undertake this and to share it publicly!! But you are definitely not a failure!! And I've always thought you were exceptionally beautiful...inside and out!