Note from Anne: Today’s post comes to you from my good friend Maria aka @boredmommy who blogs over at Mommy Maria. Please take a moment and comment on her post and swing by her blog and check things out. Maria was voted the 1st Mamavation Mom and blogs about her journey being the Mamavation Mom along with tales of her family, her struggle with her weight and her humor! You can also follow Maria’s Weightloss Journey over at Bookieboo , a fitness hangout for moms.
Maria, thank you for taking the time to write a guest post while I am on vacation. I appreciate you sharing your story with my readers! XOXO~ Anne
They just do. I dare you to find one person who thinks otherwise. Craptastic is a word that I think sums them up quite nicely. Unfortunately, this is not the first time in my life that I’ve had to go on a diet. I’ve tried many, from the obscenely low calorie to the more sensible, but over time, I always reverted back to my old habits. I think a major reason for this was that I never incorporated an exercise routine as well. Oh, did I forget to mention:
Exercise sucks the big one too.
I haven’t decided which I dislike more, but I will let you know when I do.
Anyway, so as you may know, I entered a “contest” to become the Mamavation Mom, and I actually won. I won? Well, how the hell did that happen? I have no idea would be the best answer. I suppose I’m proof that harassing people enough really gets results. So now, I’m looking for different results – the ones that really need to happen for me to get my old self back; because frankly, my old self really hates my new self. Why?
* Old self misses shopping
* Old self misses socializing
* Old self misses being super smiley
* Old self really, really misses shopping (did I say that already?)
Now, I’m trying out a new approach with thanks to the Bookieboo team and Mamavation – a balanced diet and regular exercise. It’s going well so far and I hope it continues to. But, I’ll be honest, I still hate the exercise. People keep telling me that I will learn to love it – not sure why these people insist on lying to me. Why does exercise suck you ask (do you really need to ask?)
* Exercise requires you to actually move your fat ass off the couch.
* Exercise makes you sweaty.
* Exercise makes you feel all your jigglies move – nothing worse.
* Exercise is NOT FUN.
And yet, I’m doing it. I’m trying to do it everyday, and minus a couple of blips here and there, I have. For a hater – this is a huge accomplishment in itself.
So what am I missing then? There are a few things:
* Diet Coke – Mommy misses you D.C.
* Starbucks – If their stock value goes down, you’ll know why.
* White Bread
* PASTA – damn you pasta for not being categorized as a vegetable
* CAKE, Cookies, Chocolate … you know, the GOOD stuff.
I sound like a big baby, don’t I? I guess it’s the sucky characteristics of trying to be healthy that’s rubbing off on me. So forgive me, I promise that by the end of this process, I will be the BIGGEST cheerleader of diet and exercise. Actually, that’s probably unlikely to happen too. Do you know why? Because even when I get to my goal weight, the fact will remain – diets suck, and nothing is ever going to change that.