Thursday, January 14, 2010
I've spent the last months M.I.A. That's Missing In Apathy as well as Missing in Action.
I've been so busy wallowing in all the things I need to do for family, for work, for friends, for whatever that I've forgotten to think about what I need to do for me. The few times I have thought about where I am health-wise and fitness-wise I have pushed those thoughts aside. I didn't want to face them and admit that my exercise is not progressing, my nutrition is back-sliding, and my weight has crept up an extra ten pounds. And, yes, most often I gave into the depression of weight-gain by popping something else to eat in my mouth.
I know better. I've been this route before. I promised myself I was going to focus on fitness and health and not let myself get out of control again. But, I'm through kicking myself, too. I know I don't need to beat myself up - unless that's part of the exercise I've scheduled for the day.
I acknowledge that I just need to get out of bed in the morning and do my exercise instead of resetting the alarm and rolling over. I realize I need to stay consistent in tracking all my food and nutrition to ensure I'm staying within my calorie range and not eating mindlessly. But, most of all, I realize I need to continue to find motivation through SparkPeople.com and support from my friends and family.
So, here I am. I'm ready to be M.I.A. in a different way....Making Intense Achievements.