Saturday, February 04, 2012
And we wonder why it overwhelms us sometimes!? For me, if I don't stay focused, I can pack on 5 pounds in a week with NO problem. My metabolism is nonexistent, dang it. My 150 pound husband in the meantime, burns calories as he's shoveling down ice cream, pizza, hamburgers, fries....lol
I love thinking about this lifestyle, knowing it will increase my longevity and make me healthier=happier. I do wonder though, if the effort I put into my focus, my nutrition planning, my fitness routine, etc. can be my downfall. I'm an all or nothing person, thinking in terms of black and white, there is no gray. But I recognize that 2 yrs. ago that is what burned me out and caused me to quit. I was exhausted from all the mental focus, sometimes "excessive" exercise, ever watching what I purchased at the store and fueled my body with. So after a successful first year with Spark, losing 37 pounds and going from a size 20 to a size 9/10, I quit. And gained every ounce back.
Needless to say, I have the tools and the knowledge to lead a healthy lifestyle. (thank you SP). I just have to learn balance. I have to stop equating a couple days without exercise means failure, that giving myself a yummy treat once a week or so is okay. Discipline is one thing, obsessive thinking is another.
I will live to be a ripe old age, free from high blood pressure, strokes, and heart disease. I will climb every mountain I attempt to climb without being short of breath and hurting throughout my body. I will quit smoking and allow my lungs to savor the sweet mountain air when I go on my hikes. All of this will allow me to love and hug my husband longer, adore my children and grandchildren for additional years...and enjoy the fun and support of friendships.
I will continue to learn and grow emotionally and physically. When I become overwhelmed (which I will because I am human) I will STOP- take a deep breath- SMILE- and adjust my thought processes so that I will overcome obstacles and continue to succeed.