|One Day I'm Going To Do This Pose|
As you know a new year is here and usually this is when I make a bunch of resolutions and stick to it all of 10 minutes and then give up and say see you next year. However, I'm at the age when that is not enough anymore. I really have to start thinking about my future and being around for my kids and my family and it starts with me getting off my cute but dimply ass and working out and eating better than what I am doing. If you follow my blog Same Hair Different Head then you know that I am transitioning to natural hair. Well in doing my transition it hit me that "Hey, I'm giving up the 'creamy crack' and all the chemicals that it entails and yet I have no issue with going to McDonalds and grabbing a #3 with a Dr. Pepper and going to town!" I also thought about a post I saw from either Beautiful Brown Babydoll or Ms. Vee Charles that said essentially the same thing about those of us who are going natural but still intake chemicals via food or other vices (um like me and smoking. I'll quit I swear!!). Well after thinking about that and plus my motivation not to look like Jabba the Hutt in Key West this summer, I have decided that I am not going to make New Years Resolutions for 2013. In fact 2013 is going to be the year of my New Body Revolution and here is what I'm going to do about it...
- No more cigarettes!!!! I'm done I swear it. What is the point of getting in shape when I am killing myself slowly and surely every time I take a drag of a Newport. What example does that set for my girls (who I don't smoke around but still). I'm sure that smoking is what did my Dad in and I refuse to let it happen to me so soon. So that's it. I'm quitting smoking!
- No more shoveling fast crap into my mouth. Yes I am calling an embargo on my money going to fast food joints. As I hear the collective gasps around the room, I am serious because fast food not only has more grease than my hair products but the salt and the chemicals that are in that as well. I'm going to miss my fast food joints no doubt about it but it's for the best. I don't count Chipotle because they have fresh ingredients and their burrito bowls will not be denied!
- Getting off my cute but dimply ass and working out. That's the key to everything. I remember when I was in high school, I was a skinny chick but I ate everything under the sun. Well it struck me that the reason why is that I was active in school. I ran. I played. I marched. I swam. Well I want to get back to some form of my high school days. Of course I'm a bit more curvaceous now (thanks to two babies), but physically I was in top form and I'm ready to do what it takes to get back to that. In fact I created a Pinterest board called Workout Motivation that I am about to really be on.
- Stop drinking my calories (or if I do, drink them in moderation). Yes I am guilty of drinking my calories. Those hot, creamy, dreamy Starbucks drinks just do something to me. Well I'm about to be part of the skinny brigade. Skinny lattes here I come. (I know I said no fast food and chemicals but dammit I don't go to Starbucks everyday).
Until next time...