My daughter was born in March 2011 and I kept using excuses as to why I couldn't diet or exercise. I would think, "If I am going to be able to nurse, then I can't try to lose weight or my milk will dry up." After my daughter turned one in 2012, I could no longer use the nursing as an excuse. I was miserable, but I didn't do anything about it.
I resolved that 2013 was going to be my year. I was just going to do it. I can't keep making excuses. I want to live a long and healthy life for my children. I made a plan to start eating healthier, drink more water, and start exercising every day. I started my new journey on January 7, 2013 and in one month I have lost a total of 10.8 pounds!
I will admit that there have been some discouraging days where I just wanted to quit, but I made myself keep on going. My 9 year old son has been my biggest encouragement. He will walk with me everyday and encourages me to try to go faster. I try to walk a mile everyday, weather permitting.
I also have some Bible verses that are encouraging to me and a lot of friends on Facebook to keep me going in the right direction. I know this is not an overnight change and that it will take months to accomplish, but encouraging words from God and friends have helped me along the way. I look forward to living a long and healthy life!
My life verse: " Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea I will help thee; yea I will uphold thee with the right hand of my rightousness." Isaiah 41:10