Monday, April 02, 2012
So this is my first blog post on here and considering March was a slow weight loss month my hope is to lose a few more pounds and gain energy. Fortunately, Spring weather has been kind in Maine. This past weekend I spent most of my time outside. A little raking here, some brush fence building there, and the entire yard is clean of canine deposits.
One thing I need to remind myself is that I did not gain weight overnight and expecting to lose the weight in a few weeks is unrealistic. I became sedentary, played video games for far too many hours, became depressed and found ways to isolate myself to avoid dealing with the issues that pushed me to use methods of escapism to make it through my day, weeks, months and years. Sometimes life takes a path we don’t expect, no matter how prepared we think we are for the challenge; occasionally we are wrong.
It is okay to just say “no” when you don’t want to do something. I say no a lot now and I also don’t allow others to have power over me like I used to. There came a point for me when just taking a shower was a HUGE accomplishment. I spent last summer suffering from a case of Major Depression and looking back on where my mind was then and where I am now. The difference is phenomenal.
Now I need to take back my body, become stronger and feel better about myself. I started last month with focusing on watching what I ate and trying to identify when I was really hungry or if I was eating because I felt bad.
This month I plan on gardening, biking, walking and maybe jogging.