Thursday, April 29, 2010
A lot has changed in my life since I started my journey to a healthier lifestyle: when I eat, what I eat, how much I eat, when I exercise, the variety of exercises, how much I exercise, the way I think about food, about my body, my environment.
Last night I was thinking I should be further along, if it wasn't for some illnesses and injuries. I caught myself, however, to realize that maybe these were good things after all. I started off very slowly, as I mentioned in an earlier blog I didn't even start with babysteps, I started out crawling. I spent time learning about the site, reading the articles and trying out exercises. I say trying out because while 2 sets of 2 reps compared to the 2 sets of 12-15 reps recommended hardly ranked, but I was pleased because it was better than not doing anything and I was exploring for those exercises that I felt I would go back to again and again. Basically looking for exercises that my mind, body and spirit seem to come together on without any excuses.
When I became ill/injured, still determined to stick with my plans to redesign my lifestyle, it was then that I realized how much I had learned using the SP tools, participating on threads, reading articles, and practicing what I was being taught. I've been able to maintain my new weight, to mix and match my workouts to fit my schedule., and the consistency I had built up was sticking with me.
Don't underestimate the positive changes you see along the way, try to find out how to replicate it. Beginning can be rough, slip ups will happen, but stay with the process. I've lost 20lbs and I am maintaining, and yes I am working to lose more, but little did I know in the beginning trying a bit of this and a dab of that that I was actually off to a good start. So hang in there!