Faced the music

Thursday, January 07, 2010

I admit it - my plan to stay active on SP over the holidays slipped to the bottom of the to-do list. However, I did check in fairly often and read some success stories, a few articles, and try to keep up with the 12 weeks till Christmas challenge. Part of me wanted to take a break, though, so I did. I did try to keep up with my regular exercise routine, and if I wanted holiday food specialties, tried to keep it to moderation. (well most of the time...)

So today was the day to face the music - get on the scale and do the measurements. I was happily surprised to see that I was good enough to have dropped another half pound since my last weigh-in in early December. It was encouraging to remind myself that it's not all or nothing on this healthy journey. The all or nothing mentality didn't serve me well in all those years when my weight crept up. In years past, the average gain would have been 5 holiday pounds, and then take me months to recover!

I am proud that I did not give up or give in, proud that my exercise habit was maintained, and am looking forward to 2010 and continuing to make progress, no matter what that progress is. Slow but steady... that's my motto!

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  • NANNER2121
    Good for you! I just love it when you get nice surprises like that.

    But since we are facing the music:
    I've gained 2 lbs over the past few weeks. Now I can list the excuses like a bad cold in November and another at Christmas that is still with me, 2 arm infections one in early December and one right now all of which have reduced the intensity of my workouts and it is catching up with me. I'm looking forward to return to my health and regular fitness plan.
    2838 days ago
    Facing the music and admiting things.....makes you a chamnpion. And champions win. Way to go!
    2841 days ago
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