Sunday, June 28, 2009

My Health

Not a fun assignment for me! I'm supposed to write (you know when I say write, I mean create a scrapbook page, right?) about my health. Lisa Day, our teacher, posed these questions to us: Are you healthy? Do you exercise regularly? What is your exercise routine? Do you take vitamins? Do you see the doctor on a routine basis? Do you eat a special diet? What does "health" mean to you? Do you wish you could get in the habit of eating better or exercising?
What I want to write is no, no, no, no, no.

If there is one area in my life where I am painfully aware I need to improve, it is my health. I'm fairly healthy if you consider blood pressure and cholesterol.

However, I hate to exercise. In the past two years, I've joined a gym. I went for about a month, then only sporadically after that. I bought Wii fit and loved it for a while. Just last week I bought another Wii exercise program. H and I love playing on the Wii together, so hopefully we will do this one more often.

I know all the right ways to eat. After all, that's why I paid Weight Watcher's hundreds of dollars and MediThin even more. But when it comes time to eat, I reach for whatever is easy. I'm not a good cook, so we eat out a lot.

As the mother of a daughter in a culture that is so body conscious, I need to make drastic changes. I don't want our home to be hyper-aware of fat and thin, plain and beautiful. I want our home to be healthy. I want M to enjoy all types of healthy foods. I want her to know what a balanced diet is and desire to eat it. I don't want to be the fat mom. I want her to be proud of me when she's older.


Andi said...

As the fat mom, I totally get what you are saying here. Oh, how I wish I could do this one over in my own life...for the dauther's sake especially.

And by the way, you LIE when you say that you can not cook!!!! You are very good at making so many things! Cooking is not what you make it out to is easier than you say and YOU certaily CAN do it. :)

Also, I hope that you are having a great time with your family!!! Kisses to M. Aubs and I miss you guys. Much love...

Maggie said...

I know what you mean -- I am NOT good about making time for exercise and healthy eating -- although I actually enjoy BOTH of those.

I guess now is as good a time as ever for me to start making better choices, isn't it?

Kyla said...

We sound VERY similar!

In the last few weeks, I've lost 7-8 pounds, though, and the thing I've changed the most is how I THINK about food. No miracle cures or stringent diets. I can't deal with that sort of thing, it sets me up to fail every time, because I can't consistently deny myself the stuff I really like!