I've been thinking about how quickly my babies are growing up. Yesterday I realized that Austin's fore arm and hand together are shorter than my hand. I want to remember this 25 years from now when my little boy is a grown man. I want to remember how his little tiny arm was shorter than my hand when my hand is just a portion of his grown-up arm. I want to remember how tiny he was because every day he gets bigger and bigger and it's truly heartbreaking. Anyway, I realized that I don't really have any pictures of me with the boys because I hate how I look. I know that's silly because years from now just having the memories in picture form will be so much more important than what the scale says today, but it is what it is.
So it's time for chubs to lose weight. Seriously. I'm not talking join the latest fade diet to drop 20lbs quickly, I want long lasting results. I'm not the type to eat protein and leaves all day long or spend hours at the gym, so I need something that works for me. I'm also not trying to be a size 4 because that's not even possible for me. I'm not even trying to lose weight quickly, I'm good with slow gradual weight loss that stays off. I don't even know what weight I want to be, I figure I'll know when I get there. I just need to learn to eat better and to fit exercise into my routine. I think I'm going to try the Carb-Lovers diet because it's seems realistic and doable. Plus, I LOVE carbs! Now, I need to learn how to exercise occasionally, this could be a little more difficult. I'm not a run around the neighborhood type of girl. I do like to walk/jog/eventually run, but it has to be on a treadmill or a track, so it's not really doable for a stay at home mom because I'm pretty much in the house all day with the kids. I have some walking dvd's that are kinda fun, and we have a Wii work-out thing that is kinda fun, so I really just need to get off my lazy butt and do it. Anyway, if anyone has any ideas about implementing healthier eating and exercise into my routine by sharing some of your daily routines, I would greatly appreciate it.
For now, it's enough that I'm blasting this out into space so that people know that I need to get moving. This will hold me a little more accountable. And maybe I'll even post progress as I get started and going. We'll see.