Wednesday, April 3, 2013
My sweet mother in law's passing last May was the wake up call I needed to get healthy. Just a few days shy of her 55th birthday she drops dead. Clogging of the arteries, most likely from years of heavy smoking. Although I'm not a smoker, it made me realize all the things I'd been doing that where unhealthy. I've always been active and in the past few years have joined a gym and taken up running! I've even run 4 half marathons! However, I wasn't eating well. After Pam died, I joined Weight Watchers. I have done the program before and I knew it worked. Since June, I've lost 40 pounds! Not only have I lost weight, I have reshaped my view on food. Now it's about feeling good and fueling my body. I have become a mostly vegetarian. I have no ethical reasons for not eating meat, but I've done lots of research on the health benefits of a plant based diet. I'm now saving meat for special occasions. For years, I've had stomach problems and cutting out all the junk as helped so much! I know want to teach others what I've learned! I want to change the way I feed my kids too. This is my next goal. No more trips to McDonalds, except maybe on their birthdays!
Havent blogged in awhile and trying to get back into it. Lets see, whats going on in my life. Jake is working his 13th tax season. He is at the same firm since college and is in management. Wes is in the 3rd grade and loves school. He plays ice hockey and is a little obsessed with it! He is getting into music and starting piano lessons soon. As a musician and music lover myself, this makes me very happy. Patrick is taking gymnastics and will start Kindergarten in the fall! Mom still lives here and driving me crazy. Taking care of her is very hard. I actually hate it. I am hoping to go back to work in the Fall, not sure what I'll do. Thinking something in fitness since that's what I love now. We will see.