Sunday, June 17, 2012
I am learning, the hard way of course, that I need to learn when to not listen to other people. I have always been stronger than people have tended to give me credit for, in a lot of ways. I have shouldered more than I have gotten credit for, and I have toughed out more than a lot of people know, and some have proven they didn't care to know my woes, just as long as I answered the phone when they called to tell me their problems.
I am not saying I want to become heartless, because I have always been a caring person, but I AM saying it really is time for me to be me. To care about me, and spend some time doing EXACTLY what I want to do, and I don't mean running off to an island, getting a good tan, and never cleaning another litter box for the rest of my life, that's just impractical. I do mean, taking AN hour of MY day and doing a workout, the best something I have ever gotten "addicted" to.
Doing a workout makes me feel better about myself, gives me some time in my house letting my dogs hang out on the couch watching me jump around, the stretching sessions of my working seem to signal lovey time for elderly kitties, I am more relaxed in general than I have been in......a while, I am happier, I am DOING something about my unhappiness with my weight, I succeeded in quitting smoking, I am starting to lose weight, and today, right now, I have just finished week 2 of INSANITY. (Technically, not counting recovery week) I am a QUARTER through the INSANITY program, I have lost two pounds, and I feel great about it.
Today confirmed to me that my abs are jello but I am working on it. I have done better in my diet since I started Insanity, and I announced to my partner the other day that I FULLY intend on getting through Insanity, taking maybe a week off and STARTING ALL OVER AGAIN.
I quit smoking with the help of my friends at www.becomeanex.org and with information from www.whyquit.com and I appreciate all the tools available to me for helping me get fit here at spark.