I FINALLY managed to start this blog…
The New Year is almost here, but we cannot wait. As I’m writing it is now 29th November 2018 at 9:34 PM and counting. Finally! All I can think about right now is the next 100 Days.
From December 1st to March 10th my oldest son Uriel (whom I call my Extraordinary) and I must work together to help him lose 20 to 25 pounds to even be considered into the Airforce.
He graduates this coming May 2019 and I am very nervous because he’s one of those videogame junkies, you know, there’s already a dip in the mattress from too much sitting!!
I wanted to start this blog to document our journey daily… maybe weekly progress, to vent, my thoughts, feelings, opinions and comments about everything going through my mind in this journey with him.
I need this blog in order to also connect with other potential readers. I’m a single mother of two boys, my Couple Stars, whom I call my Extraordinary – because my oldest was born Talented particularly drawing, art, graphics, computer skills, poetry, humor, leadership and by golly even singing!
And, my Peculiar – my little one born with a Developmental Speech and Language Delay with a Learning Disability, but by Heavens this one knows how to spread the love, trust and affection all around.
Oh, and: I am doing this blog for myself and my boys. It’s just another way to look back and reminisce every 100 days’ journey.
Is to focus on 1 to 2 things every 100 days – even just to see what happens.
When I mentioned to my son that he needed to lose weight for the Airforce recruiter to even consider us, as the usual teenager expression go… I can’t friggin’ read what’s on his mind!
I continued to tell him that I have a plan, that I would help him, support him and be there every step of the way and he sighed and said “Okay…”
Then, I told my boyfriend what I was thinking about doing and he didn’t seem too excited about it. The expression he gave made me think he’s also nervous if Extraordinary can even pull off the discipline to stick to a workout routine.
I must tell you, I feel the same way. Which is why I resolved to doing this with my son! Now, I do NOT have to lose 20-25 pounds myself, but my goal would be to lose between 7-15 pounds.
The Airforce recruiter’s words reverberate in my mind, “25 pounds for a career. I’d say that’s worth it!”
I’m the type that feels like you should follow your dreams so long as you are surviving without drowning in debt. I am the typical single mom that gave up pay for a flexible work schedule especially for my Peculiar, so I make minimum wage.
In my Head and in my Heart…
I know plenty of people that have the same feelings as we do about weight loss, time management and goal setting and changing their eating habits – motivated and nervous and fearful and worried and <INSERT FEELING HERE!>!
In my head and in my heart, I hear, “YOU GUYS CAN DO IT! IT’S GOING TO SUCK AT TIMES, BUT YOU WILL GET THROUGH IT TOGETHER!” And truly, I believe this. I mean, I’ve been planning our meals and workouts – some of it – since the beginning of this month for all the moon and stars above!
I even bought both him and I a new planner so that we could track our 100 Days progresses together! But he just seems so UNINTERESTED! (or maybe it could be me, but he hasn’t even tried to read how to use his planner and we start in 2 days!)
I work a full-time job, a full-time single mommy at home, a girlfriend and everything else that I can be for the people I love.
I feel like I do a lot and… that’s where I am right now… starting December 1st, 2018 to March 10th, 2019, for 100 Days, I’m going to spend my money and time on 1. Helping my Extraordinary lose 20-25 pounds and myself lose 7-15 pounds, and 2. Give time to each of my boys (my boyfriend counts as one of ‘my boys’ hehehe) and I’m fully prepared for number 1 to stink.