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One Day At A Time

Tuesday, January 04, 2011

Hi SP,

It's been a long time. I started this process again way back in December of 2009. I was going strong too....logging mins....1.5 hours of cardio with 30 mins of strength training. And then.....I relocated to Charlotte, NC and fell off yet again. While I was staying with friends and job searching like there was no tomorrow....I got my into excercising again. It was serious too because as I'm sure most of you know....Charlotte's transportation system is nothing like Chicago...so I did LOTS of walking. It was serious. Then you know what I did....bought a car. Not because I was lazy but because I needed it to see clients for the job I finally got. And well...I'm sure you know what happened after that. I got lazy like there was no tomorrow. Barely wanted to walk up and down the stairs let alone 10 mins to a bus stop! UGH!

So now I'm back to being committed. Before the new year, I had already started on my goals. Didn't want to be one of those people that talked about making changes "in the new year".

I have gotten my eaten under control. I have weaned myself off a dependence on restaurant. I am cooking more and using my crockpot and trying new recipes. And getting a new found relationship with food. I have a new love for avocados and tomatoes now! :) Can't wait until April when the farmer's markets has good veggies and fruits again. I drink a min of 16 glasses of water a day. I have a 1 liter bottle that I refill twice and well.....there's my 16 glasses. Sometimes I go more than that!

I have resolved to take this weight loss thing one day at a time. I know that I have big goals I want to achieve but the journey of a 1000 miles begins with a single step and everyday I'm taking one step closer. It's kind of daunting at times but I take it one day at a time and one meal at a time. I've taken time to think about what I'm going to eat and plan my meals BEFORE I go to the grocery store so I'll know exactly what to get. I went in Trader Joe's just yesterday and picked up meals for this week AND some awesome snack items like the Laughing Cow Garlic and Herb cheese spread...soo delish! I can't keep think of I have X amount of pounds to loose, I focus on getting through each day and what I can do today to help achieve the results of tomorrow. And you know what SP...I have realized that I can do it. I aim for 30 mins of excercise each day and if I do more....freaking awesome....if I stop after 30...that's ok today. My reality is while I'm overweight....I'm actually in pretty good shape...believe it or not. I'm very active already and I know I have to add some more kick to my everyday routine to be successful.

Right now its still a bit difficult because I have to think about making consistent efforts throughout the day. I know eventually it will be commonplace for me. I am also no longer going to be embarrassed about the fact that I've been on Sparkpeople since 2007 and have not experienced any results. Each time I fall I'm just going to keep getting back up. There are so many people here on Sparkpeople with such awesome amazing and inspiring stories. I just want to be able to say I did it.


Keep it moving SP! Happy 2011 :)




Nikki
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