Thursday, January 31, 2013
Firstly, I would like to say a huge Thank you to everyone who took the time to give me such a warm welcome. You took something, that was so daunting for me and turned it into a super pleasant experience. Spark people truly deserve their reputation as being one of the most supportive and friendly health communities on the web :) I am truly grateful, you guys are wonderful.
So before I well up and start crying or make someone ill with my sentimentality Lets move onto the New beginnings part of my blog lol
This week has been all about new beginnings for me, firstly I joined SP :) then I wrote my very first blog and my baby boy who is almost two said " Love You" for the first time!
I recently joined up with a free community health project, where I and others will have access to a personal trainer and nutritionist for eight weeks. Tomorrow is my first weigh in YIKES I will also have my measurements taken and have a fitness assessment with the personal trainer. And I must admit that I am nervous but at the same time I can't wait to begin the process!
Sometimes being overweight can be like being trapped in prison, you watch the world go by, you see others living the life that you only dream of while shovelling in another mouthful of chocolate chip cookie dough ice-cream to numb the pain, but like any drug bad foods only keep the pain at bay for a short while before you are in more pain and feeling even more isolated than before.
It took me along time of being trapped in my self enforced "fat" cell, feeling well and truly alone before, I realised that unlike being in a true prison, I had a choice, I could set myself free! it seemed like such a alien idea at first! But once this idea too hold I realised that it was me that held the key, I had to stop dreaming and start doing! Trust me it took a lot of work to get to this point in my life. Which I will tell you about in my next blog :)
Sometimes getting started can be the hardest part of the process, it brings up a lot of uncomfortable feelings. It means having to face reality and let's face it if we were good at dealing with reality we would not have weight issues in the first place. But the path to health requires you to take that first step, and what you gain by doing so is priceless. Nothing feels as good as being healthy does!
So if you are like me and about to embark on new beginnings of your own, Congratulations! Best of luck and please feel free to share, i would love to hear from you. And if you are feeling stuck and want to take that first step, please don't hesitate you won't regret it! Your full potential is waiting to be discovered, I was once trapped to and I can tell you it does get better. There is a wonderful community here waiting to support you when you are ready!
Until my next post be safe, be happy and be healthy!