Sorry to beat a dead horse, but…

I need to start a new weekly Getting Healthy check in.

I know what you’re probably thinking.

“Again? C’mon, you’ve done this already. Like, a million times. You should be healthy already and, if you’re not, you shouldn’t torture us with yet another post series about it. We’re sick of hearing about the same old shit.”

Okay, well maybe you’re not all thinking that. But I am.

I should be healthier than I am. I should weigh less. I shouldn’t have to make you all read about it every week, week in and week out.

But it’s not really about you guys. (Sorry!) I’ve had quite a bit of time to get to know myself (nearly 32 years now, which is just insane…) and I know that I absolutely, positively will not succeed unless I am accountable in a very public way.

And I really do want to get back to a healthier, thinner, fitter state. I’m tired of feeling frumpy and lumpy and dumpy. I’m tired of waking up with the best of intentions for the day and going to bed disgusted with myself for failing yet again.

So this is it. Today’s the day. I can do this.

First, the cold hard truth. This morning, I weight 167.0 lbs. And I’m a size 12-14. And I haven’t been to the gym or exercised in nearly 2 months. (Do you realize that I’m 10 lbs heavier now than I was after I had a baby?!? Yeah, that sucks.)

Second, the plan. The plan is to start small. I want this to be a lasting change built on habits I can actually sustain. So my goals for this week are simple and tiny.

1) I will drink 64 oz of water a day. No beer or wine or anything else until I’ve gotten my 2L in.

2) I will get 10,000 steps a day. And I’m going to aim for 7 flights of stairs but I will be happy if I get 5.

3) I will track all of my foods on MyFitnessPal, even if I am going to go over my calorie allotment for the day. No “forgetting” to track just because I don’t want to acknowledge what I’ve really eaten.

And that’s it for this week. Those are my only goals for the next 7 days. Looks doable right?

I really do appreciate you guys sticking with me through thick and thin. (Ha!) I couldn’t do it without your support (and the threat of widespread public shaming). Check back next Thursday to see how it went.

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