Monday, November 29, 2010

Creating a new Tonya.

It is time. Not like all of those times before. This time it is serious. Alex and I talked for 2 hours last night about changing our lives. Not just our bodies, but our entire lives. So here is the plan. Eat better and exercise. Say family prayers and never miss paying tithing. Stop the unnecessary spending and save more. Keep the house clean. Sounds easy right? WRONG!

As we started to look at what we wanted to change about our life I started asking myself what I am doing right in my life? The answer? Not a whole lot. I am not trying to feel sorry for myself or gain the sympathy of others. I know my life needs to change. But here is the harsh reality, I am not doing what I need to do for my family. The most important thing in my life is my family and I am wasting the best years of our lives. I want to be around for Paige and Alex and set a good example for them. All the things that we want to change in our life will make our life infinitely better, so why is it so hard to change?

It is all about sacrifice, and I have finally come to a point in my life where I want to change. Not eating a second helping of Pumpkin Pie is a hell of a lot easier than having to work out an hour on the treadmill. Turning off the tv to read Paige a book isn't too hard either.

I know this post is so much more about weight loss but being fat isn't my only problem, just one of the many. It is time to take some control of my whole life and I hope y'all will enjoy the journey.


P.S. I am weighing in at 246 this morning. I will never weigh this much again. I did and hour of cardio at the gym and burned 390 calories. Surprisingly you can sweat and breath hard without dying...who knew!?