Getting Healthy for Life

About Me!

Hello, world!  I guess I should introduce myself.  My name is Shauna.  I am 28 and working toward a new healthier life.  I am married and we have one son and one daughter.  My son is already in school and my daughter was just born this past April.  I am a student myself about to enter the second semester of my senior year at a local university.  I am majoring in elementary education…I can’t wait to get out in the work force!

A little bit of randomness about me:

I love to read.  I don’t like pets, although when they are little babies I love them until they pee on the floor.  I grew up in the country where you had to drive 15 minutes one way to get to any decent store.  I have been going to college it seems like forever.  I have a drafting and design degree that I have never gotten to use.  I love flip-flops.  I love coffee with flavored creamers.  I don’t like wearing bug spray, but I have to because I am a mosquito magnet.  I used to like to go camping, but that changed when I had children.  My front yard is just dirt because we have so many trees the grass cannot grow.  It doesn’t bother me since we don’t have to mow it.  I actually don’t mind mowing grass, but our lawn mower doesn’t work anyway so we have to pay someone to do it.  I love spending time with my hubby on the weekends.  I am addicted to my computer.  I hate washing dishes and ironing clothes.  I own 2 hermit crabs that never come out in the daytime.  It’s almost like they don’t exist.

I thought I should add the reason I’m getting healthy:

I have reached this new frame of mind and I know I am so worth getting healthy.  Not just for other people, but for myself.  So I can do the things that I want to do…ride a bike, hike, go kayaking, and maybe even run a half-marathon!  I don’t know about the running part, but it would be nice to be able to do the half-marathon without sore feet and legs and being out of breath.  I also think losing the weight will help me want to play with my kids.  I just can’t get up and down off the floor without hurting or getting out of breath and I definitely can’t run around with them without feeling like I’m going to pass out.  So, yes, it’s time to get healthy — for my kids, for my husband, and most importantly, for me!