Thursday, October 01, 2009
OK so I was very successful with Spark People when I start 3/15/07 and then the holidays hit and it was hard to maintain that lifestyle, in other words - I burned out! I have attempted to come back several times but would give up because I felt so overwhelmed.
So what is different this time? Instead of jumping in gangbusters, I am taking one step at a time - hence the babystep challenge. I am tracking my food, but only to get in the habit and the tracking itself is making me more aware without making me feel deprived, which is one of my main hang-ups. My other challenge is to do 30 minutes of cardio a day. That is it, nothing else until I have made this a daily habit. Then I will add in a reasonable amount of strength training.
My main goal is to do enough to become healthy and fit while still living the rest of my life. Before I let my food intake and exercise consume my life and that is not balanced living, which is what I want.
So I started my challenge on 9/28/09 and have 4 days so far. Hopefully I will add a reasonable amount of strength training between 10/19 & 10/26. I love how they changed the tracking on strength training on SP. I can't wait to get started - but I will!