I avoided exercise like the plague - no more!
Wednesday, September 01, 2010
Reflecting on my journey, when I started, the dietary changes came fairly easy. My challenge was how to relinquish my title of Queen Couch Potato.
Started with a commitment to 10 minutes a day. No more, no less.
I ordered a pedometer. They are cheap. Aimed for 1000 steps a day to start.
The day I started, even tho I normally sat at my desk and ate lunch, I laid claim to at least a 10 minute fitness break every day.
That memorable day, I stand up at my desk grumbling (because I promised myself I would), look at my watch and walk for 5 minutes towards the cafeteria, grab a quick cup of water, then turn around and walk back. I get back and think, "That's not so bad!" And then I promise myself to do that every workday for a week. Then I recommit to do it another week. Gradually building up speed, now I walk farther, and a total of 25 minutes a day. Before I know it, its a habit, and I have a 5-week streak going. I even do tricep curls and bicep curls while I walk. And it doesn't take time from my family and gets me away from the computer.
Next I was resisting committing to start a streak to do 1 minute of crunches and/or laying straight leg lifts every morning for some attention to those long-neglected Queen CP abs. Finally, I committed this week, right now working on my first 1-week streak.
So, even though I relinquished my prestigious throne of Queen Couch Potato, I now have a new title -
I am now the Queen of my Word. And I honor my word to myself and others. And my life works.