Thursday, January 03, 2013
Every new year I make the same resolution, lose weight. And I think I am in good company too. It is the most common new year's resolution.
After a wonderful holiday to the Grand Canyon I have realized that my work has kept me from taking care of myself. Funny how it takes getting away from the daily routine to realize how crazy bad things have been.
How do single people find time for kids, dogs and hobbies? I get home most nights from work completely wiped out. Really tired and spent is how I feel most days. The work day wizzes by and I look up to find it is 5:30 p.m. when I thought it might be 4 p.m.
I love what I do for a living most days...but that isn't all life is about. And my waistline is showing up with a clue to my unbalanced daily activities. I have been walking and getting that done most days, but now that I am back to work after a week long vacation, catching up seems to be taking me away already. I know! And only 3 days into 2013! This reoccurring theme seems to be repeating over and over.
I look back to my January blogs before and it is like a broken record. I have continued to try new diets and food plans only to fail in 2012 like before. My stint with Medifast didn't go much better. I had no will power and couldn't afford the supplements long term. My counselor tried, but after a few months I didn't call her and she was right to call me on it. It wasn't the Medifast plan, it was me. I wish it had worked, and know it works great for others. I just didn't have what it took to stick with it.
In OA people talk about getting to the end of their ropes. For some it was a bad trip to the doctor and finding out they have diabetes. Others it was a harsh comment from a stranger or being turned away at the rollar coaster ride because they were too big. I have had similar experiences. And on the trip I was having a hard time keeping up with women that were twice my age. This is my rope end. When I cannot keep up with a fit 80 year old there is a problem.
Time for me to do something about it and I am going to start with BALANCE.
Eating moderately and getting in more exercise. WE HEAR THIS ALL THE TIME. But have I truely given it a chance? NO. Trying to find ways to remember to take my vitamins and get better sleep. No more trying. There is only doing. And working less may be a big key to getting back to working on my health.