Thursday, January 1, 2009

It's all About me and Mine in 2009

A friend of mine has created a theme/motto for the past two years. Of course as a way to help guide and motivate her year, I'm sure. This year I decided to participate and came up with "It's all about me and mine in 2009."

I made some significant progress in 2008 in some ways. But not in the one main way that I had wanted- to lose weight. It's now back on the front burner and something I'm planning on being more active in reaching.

Right now my plan is to start paying attention to what I'm eating by writing it all down. Regular workouts. Making small goals. And in a general sense, continue to figure out what it means to take care of myself.

Oprah magazine had a cover with two pictures of Oprah. One from several years ago showing her all confident and happy in revealing workout clothes. And then one from now where she's ashamed and embarrassed in workout clothes that hide every inch of her body. The accompanying article goes on to say that the real reason she gained back all the weight is because she stopped making herself the focus. She stopped taking care of herself and stopped making herself a priority. As a result, she gained a bunch of weight back and is pretty unhappy about it.

More and more these days, when you read about weight loss, it's not entirely focused on just the eating aspect of things. I'm no dummy. I get that to lose weight you need to change your eating habits and you need to workout. But I am bought into this whole idea that in order to lose weight, you do need to put yourself at the top of the priority list. Because taking care of yourself does mean things like eating better, workout out more, getting a good night of sleep, treating yourself to a mani/pedi, etc.

Slowly but surely, I will get back into all of those things. For now, I'm just taking it one day at a time and I'm back. It's all about me and mine in 2009.

PS- As an aside, I'm glad I don't have to do my weight struggle as publicly as Oprah.


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