Tuesday, July 05, 2005


I've resolved (yet again...sigh) that I really must get back to exercising every day. I've never been consistent with it, but did get on a roll back in February or so and was walking for 20-30 minutes at least 5 days a week. Once I got started, I really enjoyed it and I'm not sure why I stopped. But since then, I've been slowly gaining weight again and lately I've just felt really funky. Hormonal, crabby, super tired and very displeased with myself in general. I tend to forget how much exercising can improve my mood. So this weekend, as I felt incredibly lethargic and icky, I decided that it's time to make some changes again.

Here we go again.

I've gotta stop buying junk food, start eating breakfast - specifically something with protein, and do some exercise every day. I'd really love to get to a point where I did my yoga video AND walk on the treadmill every day, but I'm willing to start with one or the other. I'm tired of being tired. I'm tired of my cycles being screwed up. I'm tired of being unhappy with my weight.

I guess I feel like everything is out of control right now. My weight/lack of exercise/tiredness/crabiness...my house is a wreck and I feel so unmotivated to do anything about it...Gotta make some changes. Why is the simple act of starting so hard?

So today, I ate a bowl of cereal for breakfast. Not protein, but at least it was something. Then I walked 1.35 miles on the treadmill once I put the kids down for naps. It's not earth-shattering, but I guess it's a start.