It seems everyone has a blog. I had an “about me” blog last year, but I didn’t think I am interesting enough to have a blog just about me. I really wanted a “theme” blog, but I didn’t know what to write about it. Lately, though, I am surrounded by people losing weight and adopting healthier lifestyles. I’ve been heavy on and off for about 17 years now, and I finally want to end the cycle. I want to be healthier for me, and I am finally ready to do it. I think blogging about it will help me along the way… So, here goes nothing!
So, how out of shape am I? My roommate and I walked a mile this week, and my heart hurt. I am 27-years-old (don’t repeat that!). I should be able to run, skip, jog, and cycle my way through a mile effortlessly! I was so shocked my heart hurt. For the first time in my life, I “feel” fat. I don’t know if I am feeling it more, because I am getting older, but I definitely feel it now… And it’s not a good feeling.
I’ve always said here and there I need to lose weight, but I really didn’t mind being a little chubby. My heart was not truly in losing weight. I just felt like I needed to say I needed to lose weight to fit in a little more with friends. I am not huge by any means, but I am big enough for it to be an issue. So, I’ve been walking more with the roomie. The mile is now two miles, and we’ve walked six miles overall this past week. I am going back to the park tonight, so we’ll make it eight miles. I even encouraged her to go yesterday, but she thought we would be too busy. We were busy, but I’m proud of us for going.
So, here’s to Kim to Slim!