Hello! I’m Vasara, but most people just call me V, and I’m about to turn 40! Which seems crazy to me. Where did the years go? That realization is waking me up to want to really get into a healthier life. I’ve let bad habits take hold for a few too many years now, and it has left me unconfident, overweight, and with the onset of health issues.
I am doing this because it just feels like time. I’m tired way too much, have low energy, poor focus, and just feel generally crappy all the time. I want to feel more confident and comfortable in my body. I want to be able to be more active and regain some fitness. And of course I’d like to fit back into all my old favorite clothes too
Long term goals: Get fit, be healthy and happy. (I’m not sure what my goal weight will be yet. I want to say 120 lbs, but that may not be realistic. So I’m going to focus more on getting started and feeling better first)
Short term goals:
- Lose 20 pounds
- Reduce my waist and strengthen my core muscles
- walk 5 miles daily
What are some struggles you face or you have faced in the past
I have an unhealthy relationship with beer and salty snacks. I used to joke that potato chip and beer is one of my favorite food groups. I still often comfort eat or boredom eat. It leaves me feeling gross and never satisfied, yet I’m often craving more junk.
What is your game plan?
I am hoping to give myself a 21 day fast leading up to my big 40th birthday as the best possible present ever. That will mean starting my fast either on or just before November 1st and fasting up to or just before November 21st.
Leading up to that, I am planning to try a smaller fast or two, and focus on cleaning up my diet.
How do I feel right now?
I feel pretty hopeful and excited to have found this group! I think everyone can do better with some support and accountability.
How will I feel once I achieve my goal?
I will have more energy and ease of movement which will make me so much happier and reinforce my being more active. I can’t wait to just take my dog on walks and runs more without having to worry about the stress on my joints. Fitting into clothes again will be a big confidence boost. I will feel younger and healthier even though I’m 40.
Ummmm… Gotta get back to you on that