Saturday, July 14, 2012
This past week marks my recommitment to living a healthy life using Spark People (the first time was, shall we say... lackluster). What strikes me as odd is how very ordinary this is feeling to me.
You know how it goes when you decide to do something new. There's all the excitement with setting goals, planning, and the initial execution. For whatever reason, I am not feeling any of that this time. And believe me, this lifelong fat chick has been on many a diet in her day, so I know that roller coaster well.
Instead, this week has been feeling very run-of-the-mill. Yes, I'm committed, but there's nothing extraordinary here. Even though I have been making significantly different choices with my initial goals of tracking food, exercising, and getting a healthy amount of sleep, I don't feel "different" like I have in the past.
Maybe this is a good thing. If there is no honeymoon period, there's none of that letdown that comes after the initial high wears off.
Obstacles can be seen in a different light, too. When they come (and you know they will come), they wouldn't be seen as a buzz-kill. Rather, they are temporary annoyances that need to be worked through as we wait for life to return to normal.
All that, I believe, is a good thing.
What is your experience?