I am going to be blogging about my journey to lose weight over the next few weeks and months. Feel free to follow along if you need inspiration to get healthy and lose weight! It’s somewhat related to quilting in that in order to live long enough and make all of the quilts I want to, I need to be healthy and fit!
I’ve always been active and have run several marathons, half-marathons and triathlons. But, the more I started devoting serious time to my quilting, the more I was eating. Quilting can be a sedentary pursuit and all of a sudden I’ve realized I’m about 35 pounds overweight and my cute clothes don’t fit anymore!
Jason and I started watching the “Biggest Loser” television show and it’s inspired me to get back on the exercise bandwagon and begin a solid fitness routine. Here’s my “before” picture.
I’m going to start with this week with these tips to lose weight and keep it off.
1. Work out with friends. I’ve realized time and time again I cannot do it alone. Because I’m so busy with my quilt business and my family, I rarely have any “girl” time. My time with my fitness pals in the early morning before I start my day provides that outlet for me.
2. Get to bed early! This goes along with #1. It’s easier to work-out first thing in the morning if I’ve gotten a good night’s rest the night before.
3. Keep a food journal. Another thing that works for me is keeping track of what I eat, my exercise routine and counting calories. The act of writing it down holds me accountable and really discourages me from mindless eating.
So here’s to a healthier life!