First of all, I have to share this page. My friend Michelle showed me this blog post and it made my mouth drop open. Just in case you’re wondering what it’s all about and don’t want to click on the link, here you go.
I borrowed the photo from Steve in a Speedo’s blog, however I highly recommend reading what’s on the original post as well. Shoot, I recommend reading his blog. He’s quite funny.
Now, on to my first pages for Move More, Eat Well that I talked about a couple of days ago. I’m really enjoying the digital scrapbooking with the provided templates. If I tried to create this page on my own I’d pull my hair out! One of the first pages we were challenged to write was our story and our before picture. You could have taken up more than the 4×6 card for your story but I wanted to try to get mine to fit on the given size.
Excerpt from my story:
As a kid I was “normal” sized until I hit 8 or 9. I don’t remember being too caught up on my weight until a kid in my PE class called me a Lard Ass. We were having to hit a baseball and run the bases (not really playing baseball) and I was having a tough time since my hand-eye coordination wasn’t very good (still isn’t!). The kid yells “Come on Lard Ass…Hit the ball” and while I had no clue what it meant, I knew it was something derogatory with all the other kids snickering and the teacher quickly getting on to him. That is the moment I think my story begins. That one, single moment.
The next page had a statement of intent.
Statement of Intent…what are my intentions for this year?
1) Try new forms of exercise.
2) Eat my fruits and vegetables, especially vegetables!
3) Listen to my body and eat when hungry instead of by a clock.
4) Be more adventurous in every day life.
5) Most importantly, I intend to love myself.
For more than a year now I have been going to CrossFit at least twice a week and since last August have been running/walking twice to three times a week. I even completed my second 1/2 marathon on 1/1/2012. What a way to start off the new year, huh?! This year I want to add new forms of exercise to keep things lively and interesting. I’d like to try yoga, some cycling, and maybe even a swim or two if I can find a pool. I’m also going to be more adventurous, so if a friend asks me to go rock climbing I’ll say “sure” instead of “I can’t”.
Vegetables need to make more appearances in my meals. There are many days where I only eat 1 serving, if that. Eeek! That’s no bueno. I’ve also gotten use to eating breakfast when I get to work at 7, then leaving at 11 for lunch and finally eating dinner at 6 or 7 when I get home. I’ll eat even if I’m not hungry. That needs to end. Food is fuel and should be treated as such. If my tank is running low, fill ‘er up! However, if there’s still some gas sloshing around, there’s no need to add more at that time. Finally, I want to love myself. Not that I don’t think I’m a good person, I do. However, I’m constantly criticizing my body and sometimes my intelligence. My “dark clouds” as my husband calls them. My body is a beautiful mechanism and deserves to be treated as such. I am more than my fat stores. I am more than a number on the scale or on a pair of pants. I am more than I give myself credit for. I.am.more.
I hope to post at least one page a month of this journey. I’m having a blast with the digital scrapbooking and can’t wait to see what else I learn from this process!