Saturday, January 30, 2010
I have decided to use a combination of walking/cardio and the strength training on Spark People as my fitness regimen. Feeling great, but today I am really feeling the burn and the soreness. This is when I usually say, "I can't workout, it hurts too much...I'll start up again once it hurts less." I've come to realize that my body can get through it and that keeping it up helps. I have this thing about doing things. If I am going to do something I am going to do it well. However, I have never put this ethic into my health. Sure I have put it on the backburner to care for my daughter, but I am of no use to her if I am not healthy. So, the burn, the aches, the soreness...I need to walk at least 2 miles every day and drink my 64oz of water every day. It is a lifestyle change...a good one that I should be excited about making. I have allowed my daughter's special needs to hinder my ability to work a normal job and get an education already...NO MORE! I have to do something for myself or I am going to drown in a sea of self-pity and I can't allow it. If I can't go to work or school and I am staying home to wait on Aria while she is in school...why not walk, plan meals, organize my leftover storage system or exercise after the housework is done? My sedentary lifestyle = OVER!
I can't wait to turn this into this !
PS- When I started to take notice that I needed to do something I was in March 2008 when I weighed 267lbs. My heaviest ever! I'm only 4'11" so...anyway I was working partime and was down to 250 when I started Spark People. My weight tracker's satrting point is 267 because I feel that this whole weight loss adventure started there and is continuing on now. I am more motivated than ever this time and am very optimistic about it.