There are women who can resist the breadbasket when they go out to dinner. There are women who can wear white jean and their butt actually looks fabulous in them. And there are women who wouldn’t dream of hitting their snooze button six (or more) times and sleeping through their morning workout.
Hi, my name is Tara and I’m none of the aforementioned women.
So let me give you a clearer picture of who I am. I am a woman who always has the best intentions. I go food shopping and stock my cart with healthy options for lunch. I’ll pack and bring the healthy lunch with me to work and then someone at the office passes around the menu for takeout and the unhealthy option wins out every time. (I feel sloth-like even writing it.) I’m the woman who brings workout clothes with her to work but always finds an excuse to bypass the gym for happy hour, a trek to the mall or a date with her couch because she’s had such a mentally-taxing day. I don’t wear skinny jeans; more like baggy-in-all-the-right-spots jeans. And I’ve never been delusional enough to even purchase white jeans. I’m still hoping to one day get into the white Capri pants I bought back in ’95 at a ridiculously cheap price at the Banana Republic outlet store. A girl can dream, right?
I believe though that I’m not a lost “healthy living” cause. I believe I can lose the weight that has been slowly creeping up on me the last three years since turning the big 3-0. Ok, so the weight started packing on a few years before then, but it helps to blame a milestone birthday for my increase on the scale. I believe that one day choosing exercise and the more healthy food choice will be as second nature as it is now saying “yes” to dessert.
My journey of healthy living starts with this blog (where I’ll divulge the good, the bad and the ugly of my battle with the bulge) and training at Vertex Fitness. And if all goes as planned I’ll be wearing those white Capri pants by the time the temps hit the 90s.
(I’m a huge fan of being inspired so I’ll end every blog with a quote, a few words of wisdom/thoughts to ponder.)
If not now, when?