I have struggled with my weight most of my life and built up some bad habits that have been difficult to break. I am now in my mid-thirties and on the cusp of breaking that “I’m invincible” mentality. I’m not young anymore, I have aches and pains, more recently I’ve had really bad migraines. I’m not entirely sure what is causing them, but my doctor has suggested I get labs completed to ensure that there aren’t any chronic conditions that are causing them, like hypertension.
A few days later I bought a blood pressure cuff, but have yet to use it, because I’m a little concerned it will be high. Heart disease and diabetes run in my family. I also have anxiety, but know it would be better if I ate healthier and exercised.
I get my labs taken on February 2nd at the ass crack of dawn and then I hope and pray they all come back good, but even if they do, it’s really only a matter of time before I do get diagnosed with a chronic health condition. Especially if I don’t change my bad habits.
So here I am, writing this blog post on January 24, 2021 a day after I spoke to the listeners of our Podcast declaring I am starting on the WW program on February 1st in honor of Women’s Heart Health month.
My goal is to lose 25 pounds in 3 months. I plan to set my intentions of meal planning, prepping, and preparing my workouts 1 month in advance. I will be freezing meals to keep them fresh so I don’t have to cook all the time. I am going to post daily on the WW (previously Weight Watchers) app as @SherriGoesFit – so make sure to follow me and keep me motivated and I will do the same for you. In 2020, I lost 25 pounds on the WW app, but gained back about 8 of those pounds. I know I can do this if I set my mind to it.
I announced in our 2020 episode that my New Year’s Resolution was to lose 50 pounds in 2021. I feel like I set the same goal every year… lose weight. I’m going to add a little bit of spice this time around and work on meditation, visualization and affirmations. I know, I think it’s silly too! However, I’m willing to try anything once. I recently started meditating more often and found that it has really cleared my head and helped me focus better for my day job, so I’m hoping I can focus it towards my weight loss as well.
I do believe a healthy lifestyle change isn’t just physical, but mental and spiritual too. I want to add those components into my life more often to help me stay consistent.
Because consistency is key to losing weight!
Next Sunday, I will post about my meal prepping, workout routine, recipes, meditations, affirmations, etc. and continue to post weekly about my success and well, struggles as well. I know I will have struggles, not every journey is going to be a straight and narrow path. I know mine won’t. I will post daily on the WW app starting January 30th as I meal prep!
Don’t forget to tune into our Podcast Maybe Swearing Helps to follow our shenanigans and hear about my journey.