Friday, January 04, 2013
So far this year, I have done pretty well. Except for last night when we went out to eat. Even then I didn't do terrible as I had a caesar salad and teriyaki grilled chicken breast topped with pineapple. The bad part was the coleslaw and the loaded baked potato. But besides that, I have been doing really well with my eating and working out when I could.
The problem is I gained 4 pounds. I didn't do terrible over the holidays but I rarely tracked and rarely held myself accountable for the holiday goodies. I gained then too. Why am I gaining now? I really don't know. Maybe my body has to readjust to living healthy again. Maybe I missed tracking something or need to reconfigure my ranges. Again, I just don't know.
My Sparkpage ticker is depressing... My lucky little shamrock was so close to the half way mark at one point and has slowly decided to take a turn backwards. Seeing it moving in the wrong direction is kind of discouraging. I will, however, push ahead. The quote I posted for my current status earlier is a direct reflection of what I must do.
“Obstacles don’t have to stop you. If you run into a wall, don’t turn around and give up. Figure out how to climb it, go through it, or work around it.” ~Michael Jordan.
For a while before I began dating my husband, Beyoncé’s song "Halo" was my anthem. I had walls surrounding my heart and soul and vowed never to let anyone get past them again. My husband managed to crumble those walls down and make me the happy woman I am today. I hope I can crumble the walls of adversity that seem to constantly find a way to spring into my path. I hope eventually I can make my goals a reality. No matter how wide or thick the wall blocking my way may be I must find a way around or through it. I may not see how right now, but I must remain confident that I will find the way.
On a lighter note, my husband has managed to lose 4 pounds in the past week since he began tracking everything and getting in his fitness minutes. I am so proud that he has made the decision to pursue being healthier with me! He prefers to keep everything private and hasn't decided to make a "real" Sparkpage yet, but I am glad that he is being consistent with the tracking. A baby step for some, but a huge milestone for him. I am hoping that the results he achieved this week will motivate me to get my Spark (and my ticker) going in the right direction!