Wednesday, October 06, 2010
Well, it's raining today. So, I have an excuse not to exercise...NOT!
Excuses I've heard most recently for NOT exercising:
1. I can't get outdoors to walk/run.
2. My (__fill in the blank__) hurts.
3. I don't feel like it today.
4. I've been so good, one day off won't hurt.
5. I'll start tomorrow. I promise!
6. I'm too tired!
7. I can't get to the gym.
8. I have too much to do!
9. I have no time!
Hey, I've been there too! #3 & #6 were my favorites, & I know #9 only too well! But NOT anymore!
Today I make some form of exercise a PRIORITY! I consider it a basic need for the day! It's like I must have air to breath! If I don't breath, I will die! I must exercise for my health! If I don't exercise, I will die! Of course I won't die if I don't exercise for a day...but I know myself. I know that one day off may lead to another day off...until I've gotten myself out of the routine of exercising! And by NOT exercising...I'm making a decision to cut my life short!
So, I can't let my guard down...not even for one day! Because I know myself...& I know how easy it is to let exercise fall by the wayside. I know how easy other things in my life can become more important. So, for today...I get out & walk!
Catch me if you can!
Monday, October 04, 2010
I started wearing a pedometer a few weeks ago, with a goal of completing 10,000 steps per day. My thinking was..."Hey, I can do this!" I can put one foot in front of another... & keep doing it until I reach my daily goal!
Now I'm very conscious of every step I take...& I find myself purposefully parking further away from an entrance so I can get in a few extra steps, & taking the stairs most often when I'm at work..."The hospital Stairmaster", I call it!
I never really gave much thought to "taking steps" before...never thought much about what it meant or anything about its' importance. It never mattered. If anything, I was always trying to AVOID taking any "unnecessary" steps!
Now, I realize how fortunate I am to have my physical health without limitations that would prevent or hinder my ability to walk. Now, I believe EVERY STEP HAS A PURPOSE...& I believe each step I take brings me closer to better health & wellness! So now, I look forward to taking that next step...& the next...& the next...& the next!
Each step I take helps me motivate!
Each step I take brings me closer to a healthier me!
Each step I take makes me stronger!
Each step I take helps me realize that I CAN do this!
Catch me if you can!
Thursday, September 30, 2010
As the month of September draws to a close & the fall season is fast approaching, it seems only natural to reflect on my life style changes to date.
I started SparkPeople on 8/11/10. That was 51 days ago.
On 8/11/10, I weighed 219.....................today I weigh 202.4 lbs
On 8/11/10, I didn't exercise.................today I walk an hour/day
On 8/11/10, my caloric intake was (?) ..........today I stay btwn 1200-1500
On 8/11/10, I felt terrible about myself........today I feel empowered
On 8/11/10, I felt overwhelmed.............today I feel confident!
Before 8/11/10, I rarely drank water............today I drink 8-10 glasses/day
Before 8/11/10, I was alone.................today I have SparkPeople friends!
Before 8/11/10, I ate poorly.................today I eat nutritiously
Before 8/11/10, I had NO motivation.............today I'm psyched!
I want to take this moment to thank ALL my SP friends & team members for your words of encouragement & continued support over these past fifty one days! I hope you'll choose to join me as I continue my quest for better health & wellness! I've learn SO much from you...& I appreciate you all more than you'll ever know! Keep Sparkin!
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