Thursday, October 27, 2011
Most of my life has been lived in the belief that "I can't." This self limiting mantra has brought me to where I am today physically and mentally. I don't lay blame on anyone from my past for my current situation, because I've had plenty of opportunities as an adult to make my own choices. The life I live now is a result of those choices, and I know that if I want I different life, I have to make different, and often difficult choices.
When I first encountered SparkPeople, It seemed too much for me. I had days I could barely get out of bed, let alone track my food. And exercise? You're talking to a woman who could barely make it up the 21 steps to her apartment.
But I read the success stories, and I decided to start small by tracking my water intake. After I got used to that, I tried the nutrition tracker. Then, one day I dug out a "Walking Off The Pounds" dvd. It has 2 workouts on it, a one mile walk and a 2 mile walk. I said to myself "There's no way I'll make it through the one mile workout." Well, I proved myself wrong, and I loved every minute of it. Then I started taking 2 mile walks outdoors in good weather, surprising myself again with my endurance. I'm also doing the 2 mile workout on my walking dvd. I can't always go at the intensity of the video, but, I am walking 2 miles in 30 minutes, which I never thought I'd be able to say two months ago.
I see now that "I Can" and that anything and everything is possible for me. I want to thank SparkPeople and everyone who has encouraged me along the way so far for helping me to see what I am capable of and what I can become.