Monday, December 09, 2013
Since May I've been spiraling down a bad habit hole and I haven't seemed to be able to break free of it but those changes today. In May I got injured at work. Some doctors say I broke my wrist, others say I just had a ganglion cyst. When having the cyst drained--supposedly the safest of the options available, I had a severe reaction and the doctor was afraid I was going to lose my thumb.
Needless to say, I was freaked out. I was always afraid I was going to injure myself further and I used that as an excuse for not going to the gym-- um hello I COULD use cardio equipment. Because I wasn't working out, I also let my diet slip'it was a slippery slope. I was feeling down and anxious and instead to fighting, I just shut down.
Great news... I still have all of my digits & I rarely have to take the hydrocodone prescribed for pain. Bad news... I also found about 20 lbs that I previously lost.
So what's a girl to do? Does she continue to with her woe is me attitude or does she get up and fight? Does she spend her time beating herself up about what she should have been doing or does she clean the slate and look forward? It's so close to the holiday, shouldn't we just say eff it until the start of the New Year?
My mama didn't raise no punk
There is no coulda, shoula, woulda here--let's learn from our mistakes and move on.
Now is the time to start, I don't have time to waste. It's so easy to say I'll start after Jan 1 and then Jan 1 becomes Feb 1--and so on. Why would I wait? I have a lot to lose, I'm motivated now... let's get this party started.
This is all very easy to say, but when push comes to shove, it's so much easier to lay on the couch after a long day's work, wrap up in a snuggie, and zone out watching tv until bed.
What is my plan o' action?
Track everything.. I get lazy about tracking sometimes. Studies show that people that are successful at losing weight track their food intake.. so guess it's time to track
Eliminate soda from my diet. A.) I don't drink diet soda.. I drink full-fledged 100% sugar mountain dew. B.) when I drink it, I don't drink just one serving. I drink 20 ounces at a time, and sometimes several of those per day (up to 4 on a bad day) -- it's like my version of crack. And as Whitney used to say, "Crack is Whack." C.) It's empty calories, blows my numbers out of the water and it simply isn't worth it. I don't see one good thing about keeping soda in my life, so it's got to go.
Time to exercise--I love exercise, but I skip it too much for various BS reasons. EFF that! At least 4 times a week I need to get my sweat on. Just sayin.
So that's my plan ya'll , good luck to all of us and our fitness goals.