Friday, February 12, 2010
Saw a blog yesterday that was "Day ....." three hundred and something. Made me think about how long it can take to make new habits that last. Today is 47 days since I started concentrating on all this again. But if I really think about it there would be many other starting points and the count would be much higher.
I've been on SP since Thanksgiving 2005 so that would be 4 years and 2 1/2 months. I was very successful when I first started back then. Worked out at home with Leslie Sansone dvd's and some fit television shows.
Must be something significant about Thanksgiving for me. Is it because of all the celebratory meals we are planning to eat, or maybe it's because another year is ending, and I haven't made the progress I had planned.
Thanksgiving 2006 is a marker too - I joined my local gym again and hired a personal trainer. My trainer worked me hard and introduced me to one of the most important people in my life. My gym buddy.
Jan - May 2007 I did a Biggest Loser competition at the gym and lost the most weight I have in a long time and changed the shape of my body significantly.
June 2007 I started to train for a 5K - made even more changes to my body - incredible what running does for those legs!!
December 2007 was a notably bad month - the gym I had rejoined in 2006 closed. This was the same gym I had belonged to on and off since I was 17. Sad day and still greatly missed. It was the "Cheers" of gyms - everyone knew your name and there was this great energy about the place.
So 2008 was a year of floundering - couldn't find a new place I liked to work out in - lost touch with my gym buddy - had some health issues. Gained back all the weight plus some and lost all that great strength and flexibility I had worked so hard to get.
Hello Thanksgiving 2008!! Reconnected with my gym buddy. Joined the new gym they put in place of the old favorite. It was a year of trying to get back. Notice I used that word "try". Really it's not that great of a word. It usually means I already know I'm not going to succeed. So no more trying!!
December 2009 lets do something new. More less than stellar medical news. Found "Eat-Clean Diet'.
January 2010 even more get your act together NOW medical news. So some "trying" to get back to the gym. Renewed effort on the eating.
February 2010 I'm doing. Yes there was a virus last week that interferred with my plans, but my thinking is still very clear on what I need to do. This week was a complete week at the gym and started to track what I eat.
Now I am looking to the future for some significant dates:
Reaching onderland for the last time!
Getting out of the obese category and into overweight.
Getting out of overweight and into the healthy category.
Reaching my ultimate goal!!!
or things like:
Running my first 10k
Running the Disney Princess 1/2 marathon.
Running the Cincinnati flying pig marathon!
So much to look forward to! And it's all so very good!!