Two and a half months of tracking what I eat and making efforts to be more active on a regular basis, I am feeling great!
When I started, I felt tired, heavy and somewhat depressed. It was difficult for me to get up and moving and I found myself always wishing for a nap. I'm a bit of a geek, but the mantra I began to repeat to myself was "objects at rest stay at rest, objects in motion stay in motion." I had a choice, remain "at rest" and expect no progress, or begin to get myself "in motion," knowing that a little motion could create a lot of momentum.
It began with getting out of bed early to do the dishes or laundry and evolved to walking the dog and a weekly Zumba class. This soon became two Zumba classes each week and I learned to schedule out my time so that there was no way I could miss them, or make excuses not to go.
This motion, setting small goals, continued as I found other ways to connect with my body, via healthy whole foods cooking, Yin Yoga and mediation.
I began to think about all that I could let go of- unhappiness, discouragement and the feeling that I could never be other than what I was. I gave myself over to the process- working to set things in motion and each day trying to let go a little more.
There have been up days and down days- times of success and stagnation, though I am learning more about myself and who I can become when I give myself up to potential and not what currently is.
In my mind, I have met a landmark today, officially getting rid of 20 pounds and one third of the way to my goal of loosing 60 pounds by mid December. I commend myself for the progress that has been made, knowing that this is not the end of the journey, but the beginning of a new life.