Tuesday, January 03, 2012
Well, after injuring my ankle in November, I got extremely frustrated with the whole, start exercising and get sick or injured routine! I got mad and just gave up! After thinking things over for the last 6 weeks, I've come to the realization that due to my previous injury to my right ankle, that I may NEVER be able to run a 5k. And, while I don't like that option, I think that it's one I will have to accept. I will at least begin walking routinely again, and if I am able to run, then that is great! But, it's better to walk and burn calories than to hurt my ankle again and sit and do nothing. So, I got back outside this Sunday and walked 1.5 miles.
I'm trying to rethink my "all or nothing" attitude toward health and weight loss. This mindset seems to cause me to quit once the slightest setback happens. One of my resolutions for the New Year is to go a little easier on myself...and just try not to obsess over what the scale says or how many calories I ate. One other thing I learned over my little "vacation" is that my body responds very well to low-carb eating. Not, no-carb, but low carbs...I was skeptical at first, but it really did work. So, I will also be adding healthier, low-carb meals to my daily eating habits. Instead of snacking on sweets, I'm snacking on nuts, berries (raspberries are my favorite), Greek style yogurt, string cheese, and the like.
I appreciate all the motivation I receive from you all, my SparkFriends. I hope to make this year a healthier one in many ways! Best of luck to you all in your New Year's plans!