A January Joiner is someone who, joins a gym or commits to being healthy in the New Year, a term coined by Caitlin of Healthy Tipping Point.
As I had mentioned in my New Year’s resolution post, for the past several years I have not made resolutions and I have also not been completely successful with losing weight and getting in shape, so I decided this year I would try something different. I decided to be a January Joiner! I was fortunate enough to be one of the few people that Caitlin decided to feature on her blog as a January Joiner (head to her blog to check it out) which is highly motivational because I know I will need to report my progress to her and her blog readers every few months.
There are so many things that I want for myself that I am just not able to provide at my current level of fitness. Not only do I want to lose weight but I want to be fit, this is tremendously important since I have a young baby boy that I’ll be chasing around, eventually. It is hard to stick to healthy foods when there are so many other greasy options available but as my husband reminded me, I am in charge. If I want to say ‘no’ to ice cream at night all I need to do is say no and stick to that decision. I need to take charge of my life that I have let get out of control for so long.
You might have noticed that I haven’t been posting my Friday Fitness posts. Before you assume that I just gave up, let me set you straight. 🙂 I actually have been doing really well, tracking everything that goes into my mouth, even the worst items and I’ve been walking again. The thing is, I haven’t decided how I want to share my progress with you yet, I’m still working on this part.
I want this to be the year that I finally get my head on straight as far as eating and fitness are concerned. I don’t expect to be at my goal weight by the end of the year but I would love to be very well on my way. I can do it too, there really are no excuses! There are plenty of people who have kids, full time jobs, a spouse and still find time to workout, so I can too.
I want to thank Caitlin for including me on her blog because not only is it fun to be “kinda famous” by being featured on her blog, but it is also helping to lead me in the direction of better health, which is so important for me, Seamus and of course Baby Emmett.