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Friday, July 20, 2007

I CAN'T BELIEVE I AM STARTING A BLOG!!!

I am really doing this. I have no idea how this will go or if I will ever even keep it up. I figure if I don't then know one will really care. I thought this would be a great place to share my family and my life with MY friends and family. I originally thought I would start a blog to chronicle my journey to being fit and healthy. I have followed so many other people's blogs of which I have no idea who they are, just to read what they have to say and to be able to understand and relate to the struggles they have with making being healthy and fit a part of their life. With all of us who have struggled with this we know that it is not easy but it is absolutely worth it.

I never struggled with weight during high school. I was active and ate relatively well and I really never thought about it then after graduation things changed. I no longer played tennis daily and with fast food and sodas you might say that Dawn became a little CHUNKY. Well, I am flattering myself...lets say A LOT CHUNKY! Anyway, time went by and time went by and I always wished I was in shape and thin but I never did anything about it. Well, two years ago 8 months after the birth of my daughter I decided to do something about it. In one year I lost 54 pounds and went from a size 18 to an 8. Size XL shirts to a M. I did this by watching my calories, eating lean meats, fruits and veggies 95% of the time and I took up jogging and doing the FIRM. I think I was a size 8 in 9th grade. What a great moment to slip on those single digits. Then shorty after reaching my goal I became pregnant which we were very excited about it just happened really quickly. Then I gained too much weight and now after the birth of my second daughter in April I am back on my quest to be healthy and fit. This time around I am really trying to focus on fitness with weight lifting and cardio mixed in along with making clean healthy eating a forever long lifestyle for me and hopefully my family as well. With the help of my on-line personal trainer I am doing this. I am becoming PHIT-N-PHAT. For encouragement and tons of knowledge go to her website: http://www.freewebs.com/loggies_mom/ I am loving this on-line personal trainer thing b/c it really puts everything in your hands she just gives you the expert knowledge that you need to do it. Let me say that it can be done without a trainer as well, I would know b/c a year ago I did it and I was very happy with my results. I can't wait to see the results I will get though by following this thought out well laid plan given to me by Corinne.

For now I am going to stop, I could probably write for hours. As soon as I figure out how to post pictures I will do that. Plus, I will be sharing things about my family along the way too so you all can see and hear about my wonderful hubby and beautiful daughters.

4 comments:

Kathleen said...

Mary,
You have a beautiful family and a handsome husband. You are stunning. I'm so proud of you for writing. I started writing about three months ago and have loved it. I have periods where I have little say and many times that I can write several days in a row.
You will do great!

FitByFifty said...

Dawn, so glad I can finally see you and your family. I have a blog on another site but I was thinking of starting one here on blogspot too. I have not kept the other one up but being part of the PNP Crew gives me a little extra motivation to start anew .....

Melinda said...

Dawn,
I am so glad you decided to start a blog. Your motivation and encouraging words have meant so much to me through my weight loss struggles and I know you will have the same impact on others.

****** said...

THANKS MELINDA!! I am not sure that I will have the isightful posts that some others have but anything that I can share that will help anyone in the least bit is worth it. I think I just want people to know that they too can do it.

Dawn