About The AuthorIn 2008 I lost 40 lbs in 12 months. I went from 185 lbs to 145 lbs. From then on, I’ve slowly worked my way back up to 172 lbs. When I stepped on the scale and saw 172 lbs, I got mad. I had worked to hard to lose it, and it was just to easy to find it. What I did was excessively do cardio without changing my diet completely.
In mid-2013, I dedicated myself to eating healthy only to fall off again. I completed the 2013 USAF half-Marathon in just under 2 hours in September of 2013. But after that I became distracted by junk food, bored and mindless binge eating. Sitting on the couch and eating half a bag of chips, cookies and/or cupcakes. Not eating in the mornings, very little in the afternoon to lose weight. Only to give in to high calorie / low nutritional value garbage later in the day.
In the fall of 2013, both of my big toe nails became infected because of my shoe size and poor hygiene in the men’s locker room (i.e.: always wear flip flops) which has sidelined me until now. I had both toe nails removed December 17, 2013 and have been given the clearance to proceed with activity. The infection is gone and the toe nails are as healed as they will ever be.
My 90 day commitment (starting January 2nd) is to not only exercise properly, but eat properly as well. I’m committing to 90 days of no junk food, no fast food, and no high sugar drinks (which I’m very guilty of). I’m committing to 90 days of P90x3. I have never done a video workout before but I rarely use my gym membership. Even though they have P90x-esque classes. I will commit to going to bed earlier. Waking up to a schedule. And being more accountable. In addition to that, I’m committing to helping my mother during these 90 days to quit smoking, quit drinking soda, eating healthier and being active.
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About The AuthorIn 2000, I was a music teacher, enjoying life and raising 2 children. Halfway through that year, I became sick with what the doctors thought was cushiness disease. My stomach grew to the point that I looked 9 months pregnant. For 3 years I looked that way. It made me so depressed. I then found out I had numerous health problems, some more serious then others. My blood pressure and cholesterol are very high and not one medication has lowered them. Due to health problems and feeling down, I began to eat more junk food and not taking care of myself. I have smoked for so many years and drink coke like there’s no tomorrow. But now it’s time to begin anew. 2014, a fresh start, a healthier life style. So for the next 90 days my son and I are going to change our eating habits and exercise everyday. Is it going to be difficult? You bet it is. But I know it will be worth it in the end. After 90 days I hope to see a more fit and healthier person. My husband and children deserve a mom who takes care of herself, and that consists of not smoking and waking up to drink a coke. I look forward to this challenge. So bring on the fruits, vegetables and lean meats.