On Being Spread Too Thin
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Back in January I was making good progress in regular exercise. However, when I decided to tackle a full-time college schedule in between my full-time job, exercise was the first thing to go. Aside from (rarely) talking a leisurely walk, I cannot say I've really exercised since January.
I took the summer off from school and am still undecided about returning in the fall. In the meantime, today marks the first day I will resume serious exercise. I will also continue my virtual walk to Montreal, adding on to the miles I've already accumulated through prior exercise. I thought about starting my mileage count over, but that seems too discouraging! No, better to move forward from here, I believe.
I joined Weight Watchers online so that I would be able to use their food tracking application on my phone. In the beginning, I was remaining within my Points range and being mindful of the Healthy Checks, and the weight was coming off (even without exercise!) However, this was short lived and I've been full of excuses on why I shouldn't have to track, beginning with Fourth of July weekend and continuing through festivities all summer. But when does it end?! Starting today, I am drinking my water, eating my fruits, veggies and dairy products and tracking my Points.
I'm not entirely sure what it will take for me to finally commit to healthier habits long enough to lose enough to maintain a normal weight. For now, I'm trying my best and working on loving myself and being happy.