Thursday, November 26, 2009
As I put my belt on this morning, I realized I might need to get a new, smaller one since I need to go farther than the last hole will allow. When I started SP (I think it was 2, 2 1/2 years ago??), I was on the last hole of the belt-- just on the opposite end. That realization made me think a bit--and look at myself (my stomach) in the mirror, thinking , "Wow, I look pretty good."
Even though I haven't been active on SP in about a year and haven't been exercising a lot or tracking food, SP still plays a daily role in my life. Even though I didn't fully "get it" at the time, SP really is a lifestyle change...and one that has become ingrained in me. I am conscious of the food choices I make- and when I CHOOSE to eat something that is "less healthy," I do it with awareness. I have significantly cut down on my "mindless" eating, though on occasion I still go there but I don't beat myself up for it. And I'm no longer stressing that I'm not on SP like I used to be. It's ok. It used it exactly as I needed it at the time, and I continue to do so in the way I need to now, even if it is more in my head and less on the computer. I may be back here to track exercise soon as I begin training for my part (4 mile hike up a snowy mountain) in an early Spring 5 leg team race (not sure what they are called after Triathlon) and perhaps doing my own triathlon later in the Spring. Either way, I know that without SP- and ESPECIALLY without the friends and teams on here that supported & encouraged me- I would not be this healthy or feel t