I am debating starting another blog. This blog started out as an online scrapbook for Emersyn but has really involved into more then just that, which I think is fantastic. There are some lifestyle changes that I am wanting to document (weight loss....oh my, feeling the heat creep up into my face) and I wasn't sure if this blog is the right place for that.
About two years ago I was getting hardcore amped to lose weight. We had kind of decided that 2008 was the year we were going to maybe start trying to have a baby and I naturally thought that I would need to lose weight in order to conceive. Brett and I were all set to go! On January 1st all the junk food was tossed out, I had ordered a couple new workout DVD's, we watched the New Year's Biggest Loser special and I was like, "Yeah!! I can do this!!!!".
And then January 2nd brought this....
The shock of our lives!!! Apparently, I had no problems getting pregnant, which is a HUGE blessing. However, I had kind of counted on that for some good motivation AND now that I was pregnant, I couldn't go as gung ho with limited calories and the vigorous workouts that I had envisioned.
But now 2010 is approaching. As is my 29th birthday, which if you didn't realize is just ONE year before my 30th birthday. :) I have decided that 2010 is the year for change in the Jensen household. Like I said, I am approaching 30 and so is Brett, at an even more rapid pace in fact! Also, he is going to be in a wedding in July as a groomsman and Emersyn is a flower girl and let's be honest....there are going to be some SERIOUS photo ops happening that day for our little family. More importantly then wanting to look good in pictures though, I long to be a good example to my daughter of a Godly healthy woman and give my husband the good lookin' wife that he deserves. Brett needs to get healthier too, and as the domestic engineer of our home, it is my job to provide him with healthy meals!!
This isn't easy stuff to talk about mind you. It's very very much outside my comfort zone but I long to be an authentic transparent woman and this is all part of the package.
I am still debating whether I should just incorporate this topic into THIS blog or perhaps start another one. We'll see.
A good friend of mine cautioned me about going public with such an endeavor, saying that it would be embarrassing to give up or stop dieting and then have people ask about it. But that is EXACTLY why I am going to be blogging about my progress; providing myself with a tangible place to document and be encouraged by my progress and by all of YOU!
I will keep you posted....in the meantime, I gotta go pick up a book at the library, "The G Free Diet" by Elisabeth Hasselbeck. Looking forward to reading it over my Christmas break.
Okay, that is enough of that....for now. Thanks for letting me get real ladies, it feels good.