I have another blog (http://thehandmadeandnaturallife.blogspot.com) where I write about the lifestyle that I wish to lead vs this blog where I wrote about the kids. While writing on my other blog, I got an idea to write on this one.I have been struggling to get myself to a good place health wise. The last few years have been pretty crazy. Spring of 2006 I applied for grad school and was accepted. A couple of days after my acceptance, my grandmother who I had been living with died. A couple of months later I started grad school full time and planned to be done in 1 year. Christmas that year, I got engaged and we planned a wedding for June 2007, with my graduation being May 2007. I was pregnant 1 month after we got married, and we were thrilled and my MIL ded just after I found out I was pregnant. 3 months after I delivered my son, I found out I was pregnant again. This was not a surprise as we had hoped to have our children close in age. Oh, and with my first pregnancy I got pre-eclampsia, was on bed rest for 6 weeks, and continued on blood pressure meds through my next pregnancy. 11 weeks into my 2nd pregnancy, I had a little scare and we found out I was pregnant with twins. I then went on bed rest at 23 weeks with the twins, til I delivered them via c-section after my blood pressure went up to 188/111, yes on meds. Then the twins got RSV at 2 1/2 weeks and 3 1/2 weeks (Son and daughter respectively). Then I had to get used to 3 kids. Now, life is just crazy, but in an absolutely fabulous way!
Why am I writing all that? Life has been crazy for the last 4 years, but now it has settled and I need to get myself back on track. I need to lose weight, start exercising on a regular basis, and start eating healthier. There have been lots of things that have spurred me on to this.
Some of them are:
1.) I have 3 children and want to ensure that I am healthy for them
2.) I am married to a fabulous man that I want to share my life with for a very long time.
3.) I am getting closer to 40 and my mother's brother died at 42 from a heart attack (given my past BP issues I feel like I need to really get on track with my health, never mind that I have big time heart disease and cancer in my family)
4.) I have been watching Losing It with Jillian and it is totally motivating me to make big changes in my life.
5.) I just want to feel good about myself, how I look and how I feel!
I'm sure there are many more reasons, but these are the biggest ones right now. My biggest goal is to not buy food items that will get me into trouble. I may need to look to others for help with finding tasty foods to create so that I can keep on track with out wanting all those foods that are bad for me. I am going to the MD for my annual physical in a couple of weeks. I want to be able to tell her that I am moving in the right direction even though I may not be exactly where I want to be. So if any of you reading this blog want to share any good healthy recipes or cookbooks or any other resources, send them on! I know that a few of my followers are really good healthy eaters and I know that they will be a great resource for me!
Thanks for taking the time to read this and send forward any resources!