To choose to care everyday about my health and be thankful for the many blessings in my life.
I will to drink 6-8 glasses of water each day. I will to follow the South Beach Supercharged eating plan for weight loss and journal my food. I am committing to 20 minutes of activity 3-5 x each week and alternaating interval walking with core training excersises.
I am a Christian, a wife, a mother of 4 and grandmother of 6. I live in Ohio and work full time as a substance abuse counselor.
"The LORD will guide you always; he will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land and will strengthen your frame. You will be like a well-watered garden, like a spring whose waters never fail." Isaiah 58:11 (NIV)
Wishing a happy, safe, and healthy holiday weekend! Hoping you don't come into contact with the crazies that drink and drive. Hoping there are no mishaps with fireworks. Hoping you stay away from an even bigger dilemma - blowing your diet. Stay on track; you worked too hard. All dangers in my book!
I know and I have let myself get discouraged. I know that I have to care about my health and fitness FOR MYSELF and not for anyone else. Thanks for the words of wisdom. I am in the Grove City area and work in Worthington; no spouse or significant other...
Thanks for adding me as a friend. I haven't been very diligent in changing my life. I really need to get on the ball! I am encouraged by your success already, even though you are fairly new to sparkpeople.com. I gained almost 50 pounds after Mom died and I have done absolutely nothing about it! I swore I didn't want to let myself go like she did, but when I look into the mirror, all I see is her; I am my mom! And I can feel the effect it is having on my body. I recently bought a bike and have tons of exercise videos (in addition to the ones available on sparkpeople.com) and various small bits of equipment that I can't motivate myself to use. I need to make the commitment and get started before it's too late; thanks for the encouragement! what part of Ohio are you in? I'm in central Ohio.