I love finding new blogs to follow and people that are in the same boat as I am. Picture a bunch of us in a boat...eating spinach and quinoa. And doing jumping jacks. You DO NOT want to be the one that falls out of the boat.
I had my official first meeting with my health coach Leslie Gail today. She came to my apartment and we talked about my goals and we went through my kitchen and looked at labels. She made some recommendations on items that I could replace with something healthier. I've decided that I'd like to try to make some items in my kitchen, so that I know exactly what is in them.
It's important to me that my kids food have as little chemicals as possible. Basically, if it comes in a box....it's crap! I want to know what they are eating and know that it's good for them.
I'm still struggling to find vegetables that my son will eat. We tried Red Pepper tonight. He didn't like it but I'll keep trying.
My Goals for January:
- Lose 6 pounds
- No Candy/Cookie/Soda in the house. (if I don't buy them, I can't hide them)
- Begin exercise program (videos on tv)
- Make healthier meals.
- Keep a food journal
- Experiment with making bread, granola bars and spiced nuts.
- Find an insulated snack container for my son's backpack snack.
I have to say....I am very excited to get started! I'm encouraged that with Leslie's support and accountability, I'll reach my goals each month and make real lasting changes in my household.
I'm not just doing this for me and my health....it has to be a family change and effort or we'll just slip back into bad habits again. I want to see my kids be healthy and make exercise a regular part of their life. My husband is turing 50 this year and we have kindergarteners. I want him to meet his grandchildren someday! I know that's asking for a lot....but I think you should dream big or go home.
Per The Biggest Loser posting for this week....I'm sharing a motivation picture.
This picture is from 10 years ago. I had just met my husband and I was regularly exercising and eating salad for dinner. And I had long beautiful blonde hair! I looked good, I felt good and gal darn it....people liked me.
I want her back.
By the way, Leslie Gail is available for Life/Health coaching and can work with you even if you don't live in Denver. Contact her here if you're interested.