Monday, January 04, 2010
Well, there it is.
It could be worse but it also could be a lot better; like no gain or even a loss. My one saving grace, I'm sure, is that we took care of my two year old grandson for a few days and I, or rather, we, were in constant motion except for when he slept. What energy they have! It was a joy to spend time with him and I'm sure it helped keep my weight gain from being higher than it was.
Now I am honestly trying to get serious... again. I've joined the bootcamp for January and have kept up so far-- two whole days! I've raised the stakes on my fitness goals by have again (walking 7.5 miles/week and 7500 steps a day); previously they were 5 and 5,000.
The recent cold weather isn't making it very enticing to go for a walk but I'm trying not to let myself use excuses. After all, what do people in other parts of the world do when it's 'too cold' to exercise outside?
I am glad to smack myself up side the head at 4 pounds and not let it spin out of control to put back the 20 I originally lost [up to Thanksgiving]. The holidays are over and now I WILL get back on the wagon of exercise, eating better [and healthier] and thinking BEFORE I snack-- do I want this or am I really hungry and need it?
My new mantr for the new year: "I am in control of ME"
Meaning no one else has the ability to control my actions, only I do and therefore I need to be in control of both my actions AND reactions in order to be more aware and mindful of what I do, say, and eat!
Til later... "Keep your stick on the ice; I'll be pulling for you--we're all in this together!"