Sunday, April 18, 2010
For those who don't know my history, here's the long and short of it...Since my youth I'd always been in sports or some type of activity but along the way Lifecan Interruptus stepped in and the pounds stepped out to meet me. When I started SP I heard a lot about babystepping, for me I started even further back, I decided to crawl. I selected an exercise for each body part and if I did 2 reps of 2, it was more than where I started and I was happy and that is where I started building my consistency. From there, I continued to build my fitness schedule.
As for the nutrition side, I started slowly again, I wasn't much of a soda drinker, but I reduced it more and replaced that with water. I did not make any changes to what I was eating, I would simply track what I was eating to see how much I was consuming . I had read a few SP articles that discussed the importance of not removing everything that you really enjoy eating but instead learn to cook it in a healthier way. I started to change my recipes to take me where I wanted to go. For example, there was a time I would never consider plain yogurt, now I don't know what I was thinking. I use it make my potato salads, my own tartar sauce, eating it alone with a little honey or the fruit of my choice. (NOTE: My daughter was a big help here. She fell in love with plain yogurt before I did as I was always hesitant because I couldn't find a small plain yogurt, just in case I didn't like it. The excuse of not buying plain yogurt was removed-it would not be a waste of money any longer.)
With each tiny change, with each positive give, I have gained more and more each time...in physical strength, endurance and more...so give it up...the more you give, the more you get!