So I heard about HealthyWage.com today. I was instantly intrigued as I am always looking for something to motivate me to stay with a healthy plan. I researched the website for quite some time, read reviews and then sat myself down for a serious chat.
As I've stated in my previous blog, I am a year away from the big 3-0. It bothers me. It's weird to admit that, but it's true. The only true reason I'm bothered is because I have always been overweight. I have some great kids, a nice place to live, I'm in a town I want to be in and I have lots of family and friends close by. But for my whole life, I've been uncomfortable and I've hated the body I have. I've watched it grow and grow and grow.
I promised myself at a younger age that I would NEVER let myself get close to 200 lbs. I thought I would just have to lay down and die if I ever got to that number. Well, here I am at close to 220. I always figured somehow the pounds would come off as I got close to 30. Like my mind and body would work together and I would just sit back and reap the benefits. Unfortunately, this has not happened. I have spent my entire life feeling as if I wasn't worthy, wasn't pretty, wasn't feminine, just because I have a blanket around me that I can't immediately take off. I have lost weight but I haven't been able to keep it off.
So this year, my 29th year, I decided to try something a bit different. I signed up for Heathlywage.com. I "wagered" only a small amount but the payoff (both physically and financially) is enough to really get me itching to start being better. I know that I peeter out pretty fast if I try to quit all my bad habits cold turkey, so I'm going to make a monthly LIST of small goals that I want to work on each month.
So beginning now (or rather tomorrow, since it's almost midnight) I am going to start working on my April goals.
Drink 64+ ounces of water a day.
Allow myself only one soda per day.
Take a small walk each day (even if it's only for 5-10 minutes).
Log into SP everyday.
Start waking up earlier.
And this is just for March 26 - make verification video, weigh in and take "before" picture for HW.
I have realized that watching my 30th fast approaching has yet to light a fire under myself, so I am truly wanting this to be the thing that kicks my butt into gear. My goal is 55 pounds in 7 months. Can I do it? Yes! Will I accomplish this? HELL YES! Am I going to end up 55 pounds lighter and a few bills richer?? Uh...oh yeah!