Monday, June 02, 2008
I have lost my first 10 pounds since joining SP in March. I have loved coming to this site everyday and getting motivation and support. Then some relatives came to visit for a week, which was fun but left us wiped out, and more importantly through us off all our routines! That means, I haven't been exercising as much or eating as well. So now I am ready to tackle the next 10 pounds and I need to get going on some streaks. That means using the nutrition tracker EVERYDAY! And getting used to doing my cardio in the evening once the kids have gone to bed. Exercise is just one of those things which always makes me feel great, but if I haven't done it in a while it is just so darn hard to get up for it. Anyway, I'm ready to get back into the swing of things, and I did it before, so I KNOW I can do it again.
Thursday, April 24, 2008
I keep hearing the song "I fought the law and the law won" in my head, but for me its "I fought the cookies and the cookies won". Since beginning my SP journey I have been able to change a lot of my habits and resist temptation. Especially when it came to sugar, which was previously my weakness. Until now.....I made homemade chocolate chip cookies last night and instead of enjoying one or two and being satisfied I went into my old habits and just kept eating them all night long. I felt so gross after and was reminded of how often I used to do this. At first I was really disheartened about it, but then I realised that although I have made a lot of progess, there are many challenges that lie ahead. What I hope to learn from this episode is to realise that old habits are hard to break and sometimes its just easier to fall back on the familiar. Its safe and its comfortable. But the long term effects are anything but desirable. The struggle between long term goals and short term satisfaction will always be present. Sometimes the instant gratification will win, but only the battle and not the war. Its O.K. to forgive myself, realise I'm human and just try to do better next time. I often talk to my kids about a pretend reset button. When something has gone wrong, you think about what happened, how you could prevent it in the future and then press the reset button. Give yourself a fresh start and a chance to do better next time. Here I go.....RESET!
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Making fitness a top priority in my day as allowed me to find time to exercise. I have been getting out for more walks and finding time to complete a short strength training program. Nothing has changed in my schedule, I'm still as busy as ever, but now when I have a small window of time, instead of sitting and doing nothing or even worse eating junk, I'm exercising. Nothing too drastic, just moving. It feels amazing!!
Wednesday, April 09, 2008
I'm so happy I have had a chance to go for a walk, BY MYSELF, after dinner for the last two nights in a row. Its been really great, because its exercise time and me time all rolled into one. I get my IPOD going and just have a great time to think about everything and nothing at all at the same time. Walking and running (which I hope to begin again really soon) is like a form of meditation for me. It really clears my mind and allows me to just be. Now that the baby is almost 7 months old, her schedule is becoming more regular and I can finally count on a time of day that I know I will have a chance to workout. Shoot, I shouldn't have just written that, I've probably just jinxed myself there.
Saturday, April 05, 2008
I'm really pleased because I got in an hour and a half of cardio today and I did it outside! I also did some of it with my kids which is great. I love when I can do something healthy for myself, but still have family time. However, I went for an hour walk ALL ALONE, which is also the best, because man I really crave some "me" time. I put on my IPOD and just let my mind wander. Its great to remember that I am a person unto myself, and not just someone's mother, wife, sister, friend.
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