Thursday, May 17, 2012
I have come a long ways in a year, it was a year ago today basically that I decided to change my diet and make other changes. It resulted in a significant weight loss that I've been maintaining but I'm still short of my overall goal. What I've gained so far in knowledge is my body responds very differently to foods then I would have ever thought and it's a challenge to lose when you get to a certain point. It pays to reevalute my goals and routines. It's easy to start to slip into bad habits and get away from what works. There is no such thing as a diet it's a life style change or things will just go back to what they were before. I don't want to start over I want to keep pressing forward and reach that goal I know I can hit. That you have to change things ups, the same thing every day not only gets boring but your body adjusts to the changes and then you don't lose weight and things stay constant. It's okay to have a cheat day, as long as you are reasonable about it. You can have pizza just not an extra large all by yourself. Treats are great on cheat days, healthy treats are great every day. You need to do this for yourself and set goals. Without a goal you have nothing to work towards and can and will lose your way. Goals can be anything from getting into those jeans you know you want to wear again to a special occassion where you want to look and feel your best. Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels. There are so many different things you can do, you should never get bored. Switch it up, make it exciting, you don' t have to do the same boring thing every week. Walking is a great form of exericse and other then a good pair of shoes it costs nothing and benefits you in so many ways. Dust off the bicycle you have in the barn and get a tune up then go riding and remember how great it felt to just get out on your bike. Try something new that you would never have thought of doing. Join a gym and make new friends to hold you accountable to your fitness. Be happy and enjoy the person you are right now, yes 10 pounds or 5 pounds lighter is always great but look to where you have come from and be proud of what you've accomplished. Encourage others, get certified in something you enjoy and teach, you feel so rewarded when people enjoy the intense workout you just put them through. Find something positive to say every day, it really does make a difference if we appreciate what we have and realize it. It's all a long process and I'm still a work in progress but I'm getting there, are you?