Intro to the Journey

Published September 13, 2012 by pounds4polish

Hello everyone, I’d like to start today by saying thanks to everyone who has signed on to follow my blog. I really appreciate the support. Now onto the personal stuff.

It pains me to say this, especially since it’s now out there floating publicly but, it’s what I must do. Over the years I have gained a whopping 100 lbs. Yeah you read that right. For someone of my stature (5’4 in) weighing 240lbs is wrong on so many levels. With my last child who is 5 months today(awe, time just fly‘s doesn‘t it) I had gestational diabetes. The Dr. told me that being overweight and unhealthy will increase my chances of it coming back later in life. Now I know it’s been 5mos and I should have got on top of my bad eating habits by now but I was just lacking motivation. Until I found Nail Polish. Now your probably wondering what polish has to do with achieving a healthier lifestyle right. Well let me explain.

Painting my nails has become my favorite thing to do. When my budget allows, shopping for polishes and working on my nails is my get away from the stressors in everyday life. As a mother it is vital that I make some ME time throughout the week. One day it just hit me, Why not use my love of polish as my motivation to get healthy? Something you all should know about me right now, I personally don’t believe in dieting(unless it’s short term for say, an upcoming event). I do not believe in depriving myself of the things I want because then I might end up binging on those things(Oreo‘s I‘m talking about you). I believe it’s all about moderation. Instead of dieting I would rather adjust my eating habits to something healthier that I will be able to maintain everyday not just for a period of time.  I am making a pledge today, well starting tomorrow because let’s just say I didn’t have the healthiest breakfast. My pledge is that I will lose this extra weight and I will get healthier and more active. In the following days I will be figuring out a workout routine that fits into my day and setting my mini and long-term goals, and of course I’ll be blogging every step of the way. And oh, the most important part. I am now officially banning myself from any nail related purchases, because the incentive or reward for meeting my short and long-term goals will be… you guessed it NAIL POLISH & Accessories. I am really looking forward for what’s to come and I really hope you all will join me on this journey. Whether it’s to lose weight, maintain your weight, to live a healthier lifestyle or just for the love of nail polish.

The journey starts tomorrow… Til the blogosphere

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5 comments on “Intro to the Journey

  • Awesome idea and I wish you luck! I was just recently diagnosed with diabetes and I am also working to get my weight down and take better care of myself. We can cheer each other on.

  • Sorry to hear that. I have several family members with type 1 and type 2 diabetes and having had it myself I know the challenges that you face. As you said we can cheer eachother on and we will both get healthier one pound and one polish at a time.

  • I am on a mission to lose 90lbs. I’ve lost 12 so far. Nail polish has also aided to my weight lose. It gives me something to relieve my stress without eating. I wish you all the best and THank you for following my blog. I will also be posting my weight loss successes and setbacks.

  • this is an amazing idea and i can’t wait to read more about your journey. its truly inspirational and i know you’ll do well. i’ve had my own struggles with my weight so i can’t wait to follow along as you progress

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