Monday, January 18, 2010
January is a month where we try to concentrate on our New Years resolutions and making positive changes in our lives. For the last several years I've refused to make New Year resolutions because of my past inability to stick with them. Life always seems to get in the way and it is easier to slide back into old habits. This year was no different. While others were making their plans for what they wanted to change, I thought that if I couldn't change the rest of the year I probably wasn't going to start in january so why should I bother.
For the past couple of weeks I have been reflecting (with the help of some friends) on how my life has changed since I've been using the Sparkpeople site and I've come to realise that I HAVE been making positive changes. Some of the foods that I used to eat regularly I haven't had in months. They no longer have appeal to me. I now enjoy foods that I know will stick with me and give me energy.
I no longer watch tv on a regular basis. Although DH says that my computer is my tv and I've just traded one for the other. lol He doesn't know of all of the friends that I have made or the support system that I have built for those down times when I would have turned to the cupboard or refrigerator. He does however like the thinner me with more energy so he's not complaining.
My whole life has changed for the better and it happened one small step at a time almost without me even realising it. I'm not saying it was or continues to be easy but the benefits are worth every bit of struggle that I have been through.
So I will continue and make those small changes when needed because I know that I am not where I want to be just yet but that it is an attainable goal.