With the beginning of the last half of the year, I decided this is a time to recommit to several things important in my life. I am very much like many other people in it is easy to make an excuse for why, why, why. One of the things I have let go to the wayside is this blog. I have made the decision I am going to write what is in my heart and if you enjoy reading what I write it is a good day for both of us. I have also made a recommitment to get healthy and lose some weight. This post will be mostly about this decision, what I am doing and why I really don’t have an excuse to not make myself healthier.
My story started five years ago when I was a year away from my 50th birthday. My kids were grown and I really wasn’t happy with my life. The day before my 49th birthday me and my husband of almost 30 years decided to part our ways. I moved from a long commute to 2 miles from work. The first few months I floundered a bit, but found my footing.
I then made the decision it was time to get healthier. I worked very hard and lost 25 pounds (yeah me). I turned 50 to great celebration and three weeks later met the man of my dreams. At first, I kept up with the exercise and even though I wasn’t always eating great, I did it enough it wasn’t a big deal. Then as I got deeper in the relationship, I began to find excuses for us not to work out. Instead many evenings, we would go eat somewhere. As we all know eating out is never as healthy as cooking at home.
Then I decided to marry this man of my dreams and move 50 miles from my day job. Now I was really able to make excuses (I get home too late, I’m too tired, it has been a long day…on and on and on). So here I am 4 hours later and have regained every pound I lost.
Then — the worst thing ever happened. My dear father died rather suddenly and all at once mortality became a real thing. So at the beginning of the new half of this year, my dear husband and I decided we were really going to get healthy.
So you may be asking yourself — what exactly does this have to do with being frugal. Well over the next few weeks, I will tell you exactly how I am losing weight and getting healthier without adding any more to our budget. Just like the exercise and eating right — this post is to get me back on the right track of doing something I love — writing about what is important to me and how to do it as cost-effectively as possible.