20,000-24,999 SparkPoints 20,656

Let's spring forward to a new way of life.

Wednesday, March 20, 2013

Rereading through my previous blogs, I can't for the life of me understand why I'm having such a hard time to recommit to this. I come here, refocus and I'm good for a couple of weeks then everything falls through the cracks. I'm sure not to impress with myself that's for sure. My intentions are true but my commitment is weak. I keep telling myself today I start but then I don't. It's been a rough year so far. I've banged my knee very badly at the end of January, and it's just now healed properly for me to do a proper work out. Top it off I believe I've pulled a tricep muscle in my arm. February was hard for me emotionally. Just wasn't a good month. Now I seem to be suffering health wise because of my like of proper nutrition and proper exercise. My energy is low, and I've been fighting the sniffles for the past 2 weeks. I know with proper nutrition and exercise my energy will get better. It's the commitment thing again.

One thing I did notice was that I've been eating more vegetables. Sadly, the fruits didn't fare as much. This I am bound to change. Sometimes buying fresh fruits is expensive and difficult as I find that I don't eat them fast enough before they go bad. I've bought some frozen fruits from time to time and I think I'll go that route. At least I will be able to enjoy fruits without worrying of them going bad.

I'm also trying to experiment with meal recipes. I get bored easily and I find that it's one of the reason I fall through the cracks as I eat the same thing over and over in order to be healthy. Between the recipes with Sparkpeople and the ones I find on Pinterest, I can try some recipes and tweak them in a way to make them healthier. Not having the opportunity to learn how to cook when I was younger(my mother was the cook in the family and that's all there was to it where she was concerned), cooking is a challenge for me. Some experiments that I've experienced with wasn't the best such as cake pops and chocolates. This week I decided enough was enough and I brought that stuff to work and gave it to my co workers. I am lucky to have what we call a "Mikey" department. They will eat everything. They saved me from eating more than I really should. I ate too much of it already. Those guys were happy and said that they were delicious. Oh I knew that, having "sample" the lot.

I guess it starting from the beginning. Starting from scratch. I will take the time to get my body healed properly inside and out. I'll start with the out. I will take a brake from the workout until the cold like symptoms go away and my arm feels better. In the meantime I will set up a good healthy meal menu for me with lots of variety, and not too complicated to make. I want some that will include plenty of vegetables, grains as well as fruits. The big thing for me is the commitment. I really have to work harder on this.

Until then.
Share This Post With Others
Member Comments About This Blog Post
    Thanks. You just reminded me of stirfrys. I used to do loads of those a couple of years ago. Yes they are easy and no fuss no muss. Especially after a long and exhausting day in the office looking at numbers.
    1669 days ago
    You can so do this.....
    Once you get started and see some resuts it will motivate you to keep going....
    Start o9ut doing it for 1 week and see what the results are!!!! you could surprise yourself and that would give you the motivation to do it for another week....
    If a week is too hard do it for a day....focus and achieve i8t and then another day....one day at a time.....

    I eat a lot of stirfry veg...they are quick and easy and I have them with a bit of a crunch still in them ....you only need a wok and you are good to go.....
    You can cut up your meat and cook that in the wok as well....maybe worth a try for you to help you get started.....
    1670 days ago
  • Add Your Comment to the Blog Post

    Log in to post a comment

    Disclaimer: Weight loss results will vary from person to person. No individual result should be seen as a typical result of following the SparkPeople program.