Tuesday, January 29, 2013
The encouraging messages really helped my attitude to improve. Thank you all so much.
Today I decided to wear my pedometer and see how many steps I'm getting in, but I couldn't find it. Oh well, I got in some extra steps looking for it.
I'm going to accept the fact that don't enjoy exercising. My goal for now is to add as much activity to my day as possible. It looks very inefficient but I'm making everything I do take as many steps as I can. Yesterday, I folded and put away laundry one piece at a time, as in fold a pair of socks, walk it across the house to the dresser, walk back to the dryer, and fold something else. It took longer but I got in more movement than sitting on the couch folding laundry while I watch tv. Since it feels like spring here today, I piled both loads of laundry in the basket and carried them out to the clothes line. One load was jeans and the other was towels, heavy basket so that's strength training.
Another big issue for me is portion control. That is where I plan to "exercise" my ability to make good choices and to take responsibility for not making good choices. A lot of my excuses involve the idea that I can't throw that away so I might as well eat it, or my most common, it's tempting me so I'll eat it all so it can't tempt me anymore. Nobody is forcing me. I'm making those choices. If I keep making the same choices, I'll keep getting the same results. My goal for today is no second helpings.
Teeny, tiny baby steps but at least I've got a plan.