One step at a time....
Wednesday, April 04, 2012
I made it to kickboxing two times this week already. Monday and Tuesday. Woohoo! And I am planning on going tonight, two classes on Thursday and then Friday. If I do all that I will make 300 minutes this week... If I keep this up I will definitely make 1,000 minutes this month!!!
I was talking to my boyfriend last night, we were talking about working out and eating right. I told him that I know my eating isn't the best right now but I am making better choices. Yesterday I did go to Burger King... Booo, I know... But I got the chicken sandwich and they asked if I wanted cheese and bacon on it... I said of course I want it but I'm not going to eat it. Then my boyfriend asked if I wanted the cinnabon, I said of course I do but I'm not going to eat it. And I don't feel deprived because I know that I'm already eating something I consider a treat why do I have to add a bunch of other treats on to it? There is another day where I will eat a dessert but today I had enough treats.
I told him that I need to take it one step at a time. If I make myself eat right, work out hard, and beat myself up every time I slip I will give up. It will be too hard. For me I need to slowly introduce things into my life. I am a busy person and right now adding one thing in at a time seems to be the way to do it. Before I didn't have time to exercise but I look at my schedule and made time. I feel if I work on making one thing fit at a time I won't be soo overwhelmed and I will have more success.
My goal is to live a healthy lifestyle. That doesn't happen over night. Habits take time to make. I still feel like my eating is better then it has been. Even though I do make poor choices some of the time. But I try to eat things with veggies in it. I try to stay away from extra sauces and cheeses. I don't drink soda or juice. I drink mostly water and maybe a cup of coffee or milk every once in a while. I don't eat candy. I try to keep dessert for special occasions. These are all improvements for me. Is it perfect? No. Is this how I want to eat? No. But they are all steps in the right direction.
Working out is easiest for me. So I want to encourage myself. I know I will be successful at building my life around exercise. Eating is harder for me so I don't want to beat myself down and get upset and then give up. I won't give up. Giving up is not an option. If it takes me a year or two to get my eating in order I'm okay with that. If I do it that way it will stick and become habit. At least I am trying to make good choices when I am in those types of situations.
Working out has made a huge difference in my body. And I know that in order for me to get where I want I need to eat healthy too. But I will take it one step at a time. I will make these lasting impressions. I want this to be a lifestyle, so I don't want to scare myself away from it.
I know some people will argue. Saying that I am not going at it the right way. That I should work on food first. But this works for me. And I know if I continue on my journey this way, with this type of thinking, just one step at a time, I will succeed. I will become what I want. I will not fail because I took the time that my mind and body needed to adjust to new things.
Thanks for reading. Good luck on your journeys. And I hope that little by little you are finding out what works for you!