Friday, November 5, 2010

Here We Go.....

Here we go AGAIN!!! Yes, I said again. I have not posted since Feb.

But I feel it is time to change everything in my life, AGAIN!!
I know, I keep using the work AGAIN, but this seems to be the theme to my life.

The other day when I told my husband that I was going to embark on this new well rounded fitness program, Body Back Online, he didn't have to actually do it, but I could tell he was rolling his eyes. And I could just hear what was going on in his head..."How much is it going to cost us this time, how much will she spend at the grocery store on CLEAN, HEALTHY food that will go bad because she will quit in a week.....AGAIN!!"

Or is that what was going on in my head??

Either way, I am super excited for what is to come.
Can't wait to tell you all about it.

Thursday, February 4, 2010

Food ~ Friend or Foe??

Is food your friend or foe?? Tough question!! It is like asking someone who became addicted to pain meds after needing them for an injury if the meds are friend or foe.
My body needs the food to survive, but my mind struggles with how much I need, and what kind of food I need. Yes, I did just compare a drug addict to myself.
"My name is Annalise and I am a Food Addict."
My body needs the food to survive, but too much can kill me. That is the same with anything, I mean, even too much water can kill you.
So my first step in my journey to a healthy and fit life, is learning moderation.
This is going to be the most difficult part for me.

Growing up, my mom was always on a "DIET". (I hate that word by the way.) I watched her eat really well for a few weeks or so and then back to where she started. And I have followed right in her foot steps. I am a regular Diet Failure!!
When my mom and dad would come home from the grocery store with Twinkies and Ding Dongs, chips, and other so called "food for our school lunches", they would put it in the freezer out in the garage thinking that if it was frozen we wouldn't eat it. Well, I just learned to love frozen Twinkies and Ding Dongs. I can see myself right now standing in the freezer stuffing my face with the frozen drug and thinking I had to eat as many as possible because I didn't know when they would buy them for us again. Why was I so greedy?? Sad thing is, I still am.
Today at the age of 37 I will go to the grocery store and buy a tub of ice cream and eat as much of it as I can before my husband comes home. Why?? Because I am afraid he will come home and eat it all before I get what I want. Wow, typing that out and reading it out loud makes me think I need to talk to a therapist. How do I change that?? Well, my husband suggests just not to bring the crap into the house to begin with and well, that is a good start, how do I change my frame of mind to not want to buy it?? This is so much more confusing then I first thought.
I need to sleep on this and figure out how to change it!!
Any suggestions would be great.

Wednesday, February 3, 2010

Let the Journey Begin

Who knew I would ever Blog?? Not me. In fact, I always wondered who would care what I have to say, or would want to read what was going on in my life??
Then I realized, I am just like so many women and moms out there. And so many of us are afraid to let the world know how we really feel. How we feel about being a mom and a wife. How we feel about the way we look and feel about ourselves.
As a mom and a wife you are always taking care of everyone else, and often lose ourselves. Give up, let go and just stop caring about ourselves.

This blog is my journey to find myself. My journey as a wife, a Mom, a Stroller Strides instructor and franchise owner, health, fitness, diet, and being a hypocrite.
Yes, I said "Hypocrite"!!

So check back often, I have a ton to share, and can't wait to hear from you about your experiences.

Make it a Great Day!!!