It's been a year since I've written my last blog entry! I'm not really impressed with myself that I let myself fall into bad habits again. I remember how proud and energetic I felt and this past year is proof that bad habits and letting yourself go can have a huge impact on how you feel inside and outside.
I read my last blog entry and it saddened me because I was the reason my daughter had become more energetic and looking back in this past year I realized how that affected my daughter as well. She is not as energetic as she once was and I am the reason for this lack of interest.
I am super excited about joining the 2011 Winter Dec. 5% Challenge here on SP which begins in a few days. I am really hoping I will get back down to what I was a year ago, around 155 lbs and to also encourage my daughter to be more active as well.
I will try my hardest to get at least 30 minutes of walking everyday and get myself to the gym again (which I have been paying for all along) sigh.....for at least 2 days a week.
I will stop using the excuse that I work full time night shift (even though it's a huge challenge because a year ago is when my shifts became longer) I used to start my shift at 10:30pm at night and used to go to the gym before work but since I've been starting my shifts at 9pm it's been a real challenge! I have to stay positive and tell myself everyday that whatever spare time I have i will use it wisely and get this body of mine moving and I know in the long run I will feel better!
What I used to enjoy about working out:
I loved how strong I felt using the weights at the gym
I went from barely surviving 5 minutes on the elliptical to 45 minutes without feeling like I was going to die, but now I will have to start over which I will!!
I loved how I started walking on the treadmill and in no time at all I was able to do intervals of walking and jogging. What an awesome feeling when you are running even if it's for short periods of time. There is no feeling like it!
As of December 1st, I will no longer put cream and sugar in my coffee. It's interesting how these little "bad habits" make their way into your life again without you even noticing.
I will eat less processed foods and no white pasta & bread as I used to do, another bad habit I fell into.
I will drink more water, actually I haven't been drinking water at all and merely surviving on diet pepsi and coffee.
In another week or so I will create another blog and post all the good habits that I know will return.