Hopefully, I’m Not All Talk…

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By Robyn

July 13/15

I’m here listening to my daughter snore through the baby monitor right now. It’s a soft,  peaceful snore.  You can tell she’s in a deep sleep.  Safe and cozy in her bed. It really a beautiful noise.  Little breath in.  Tiny breath out. It’s actually very cute.  The rhythmic breathing is very relaxing to listen to.

So, you’re probably asking “Robyn.  Seriously you going to write a blog about Alexa’s snoring? Dude, the picture is even of Alexa in her bed…” The answer is no, I’m not.  But I thought maybe now is a great time to write a blog while relaxing in my bedroom. I have a few topics in my mind…  Just listening to the breathing and trying to commit to one.

Tara and MJ are very big on writing about physical fitness.  Dieting,  exercise,  a little mental health but mostly overall physical well-being. As you noticed,  I have attempted the whole 30 (which I didn’t make the 30 days BTW) and I focus more on my mental health.

I’m a big girl.  I’m not going to talk about how much I actually weigh…  But for my 5 foot 3 inch frame…  I put a lot of stress on it. The thing is,  I love food.  I love eating bad food. I love it almost as much as sitting on my bum watching TV. It’s a combination that makes a round girl stay round.

My physical exercise is chasing and carrying a 2.5 year old.  Which is a hard thing to do.  Especially at this size.  She is over 30 lbs.  And when she is having a melt down and she is screaming and wiggling…  That’s 30 lbs of dead weight fighting against you.

My husband doesn’t mind that I am the size that I am.  He calls me cute, pretty and beautiful. He hates when I put myself down. But, he also has to accommodate for me. He has to walk slower when I’m around. He has to pick up the slack around the house, because I’m too physically tired to do the chores that need to be done. The poor guy gets propped on when I’m asleep if I happen to roll over and forget my propping blanket.

So, a change is coming.  I need to worry about my physical health. I need to be able to pull my weight around the house –  and I do not mean that figuratively. Alexa is just going to get bigger,  faster,  and stronger.  I need to keep up. And, I want to live a long healthy life with my family.

So,  the first step is realizing there really is a problem. Which is what I’m doing right now. This starts the journey on my way to live a healthier life.

I know this is horrible to say but I hope I at least stick to it longer than 30 days.  If I do,  that will be longer than any lifestyle change I have ever tried. Wish me luck.

Talk Soon.

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