I've been thinking lately about getting started working out. I want to loose weight that I have gained over the past 6 years. First from getting pregnant and having a c-section, and then just from not eating very well these past years. Lots of fast food, going out to eat. And just overall not paying attention to what I am eating and how healthy it is. So, I want to make a change. Yes, I am a big girl, I love my curves, just would like to get rid of the belly, and maybe some of my thighs lol. I would like to be able to buy a smaller size clothing. I would also like to not have to go to Lane Bryant to buy bras - while I love Lane Bryant (when they have really food sales), they are expensive. I cannot afford to pay $30+ for one bra anymore...
So, I want to make a change. I want to loose weight. I want to be healthier. I want to get down a few sizes. I want to set a good example for my son. And maybe if I start eating healthier, and start loosing some pounds, I'm hoping it will help me get pregnant. I wanna make the change that needs to be made...
Now, how do I do that on a budget? How do I get a proper support system in place? Yes, I have my husband who - by the way, is not pushing me to do anything I don't want to do, but is supporting me in every decision I make. I also have my mom and probably some other family members. But what else is there? I would love to maybe meet once a week with some other moms (or plus size women like myself) for a walk in a park, or maybe a few walks around the track field here at the high school by my house. But where do I find these women?
How, when I am struggling to pay bills right now, can I afford to pay for a gym or a place like Curves? How can I buy healthy foods when its sooo expensive, and cheaper to buy the stuff thats bad for you? How can the grocery and food industries tell you that eating "green" and eating local or organic is better for you, yet the price is absolutely ridiculous! How can I make healthy dinners when my 6yr old doesn't wanna eat it? How can I make a healthy dinner when I work 8hrs a day and am tired and hurting by the end of the work day? How can I decide to walk, when I am currently having problems with my feet and (per doctors orders) should rest them after work?
I know it all sounds like excuses, but thats what I am faced with.
Any thoughts, suggestions? Anyone in my area wanna share the task, be "buddies" LOL. Support each other? Is there a network out there for people to support each other?
Comment! Let me know! Lets discuss.
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