Sunday, October 11, 2009
Okay so I learned a lot this week! I learned that dynamic stretching is better then static stretching, (*if you work out and stretching is part of your daily training then look up "dynamic stretching"!), I learned that eating a serving of cottage cheese before bed helps keeps your metabolism working while you sleep because the dairy digest slowly, and I learned that I have a long way to go!! LOL The first day of training I had to a fitness test to see where I was and what I needed to do to get to where I wanted to be. So she had me do some balancing test and strength test. LOL....okay so then we get to the, "do as many push-ups as you can," part and I was like yeah okay...lol...and I tried....and lets just say that my nose never left the mat! LOL I know someone reading this can feel my pain through my laughter! lol...
So, I realized I am about to have a crash course in patience... I am a lets do this and get immediate results kinda girl! I have been working out a week, doing Herbal life 3 and only decided to make all these changes 6 weeks ago and it feels like I have been doing it for months!! I know it will take time and a lot of hard work and determination also. I think I am just more of afraid of getting bored with my journey and quitting. I have not done well with finishing much of what I start in life, especially diets and exercise.
In my heart this time feels different though. When I decided to do all of this, not just eating right, Herbalife, and the gym but letting go of a lot of just garbage in my life I knew this was not just something I was gonna walk away from. Instead of dieting, binging, and being depressed I decided I was going to make a complete lifestyle change, no dieting, no overwhelming long term goals, nothing that would cause me to give up! I was going to set myself up for success this time! lol and I am doing it!
One day at a time, one mistake at a time, one meal at a time...lol I suppose I am just a little nervous and keeping memories of past attempts just keeps me on my toes! It is not what I did 2 years ago, last year or last month, however what I do today and tomorrow that determines where I will be in 6 months, a year, five years even!
Everyday that I successfully achieve my goals makes me so proud of myself. It gives me determination and motivation for tomorrow! I am so thankful for my Herbalife peoples and the people here a Spark! The greatest thing I have learned though overall is that I am not alone in this and that is the most wonderful piece of knowledge I can have right now!
So, week two begins tomorrow. I will try and check in before next week if I have the energy! lol ;o)