"There is no reason why...You can't be safe," my mom would say to my children as they climbed on tables and the back of the sofa.
So, this year I am saying to myself. There is no reason why.. I can't be fit and healthy.
Of course, I can come up with a lot of excuses for giving into late night cravings:
Hormones - this worked when I was younger, too many hormones and now that I'm older, not enough hormones.
Cravings - I have no willpower.
Metabolism - My metabolism has slowed down. I don't eat half as much as I use to and I am gaining weight.
Emotional Support - I am bored, tired, anxious, happy, sad, etc.
The good thing is I am in the majority. In 2011-2012 the Center for Disease and Control stated the percentage of overweight adults, including obesity is 69%.
So, the first week of having my vision board has not cured my cravings, increased my willpower or sped up my metabolism.
But, what has changed is I am working on posture, balance and breathing.
I am going to build a good foundation for my fit and healthy body.
My vision for the future does not include me as a rounded old woman who can not hold her head up, a woman with increased hip, knee and neck pain, or a person at increased risk for falling.
This week I will continue to correct my posture when I walk and incorporate some floor/wall exercises to correct my poor posture.