Today is a real 'Red Letter Day.'
Saturday, March 23, 2013
I have finally started today after many year's of abuse to my body to finally take-up exercise again. It's a miracle within itself, as year's of abuse with comfort eating and junk food has really taken it's toll on my body!
I have found that I have had an increase in medications I have to take in order to keep some of the symptoms associated with bad diet under control. It has not been easy at all finally ralising that I honestly need to do something about my state of health and lack of fitness before it's too late. I have already managed to acquire a belly that makes me look as if I am 6 months pregger's and I am not! It's awful.
I am getting older now, not younger so before the onset of some major disease strikes me then I really have to, with this at the forefront of my mind push myself to understand that my comfort and binge eating could land me with a heart attack or stroke or diabetes, one of the three.
I decided over a week ago I have to do something. tweak the diet, cut the junk, exercise a little make some significant changes. So I purchased a Cross-Training machine and for the past 2 day's I could only manage 5 mns on the thing. I would moan in my mind and make excuses to myself. Anything to stop, thats it, done enough. Then I came onto Spark People, I was on it quite a long time back but I could not get the hang of the tracker's and counting calories and all the rest of it. It all just seemed like too much hard work! And in all honesty I was not ready to make the changes necessary then.
But today I came back onto Spark People and with their motivation managed to achieve a full 10 mns of exercise on the Cross-Trainer. I am elated, small steps, but my god what a boost it is! And a real further boost to see me carry this on for 10 mns each and every day. So I joined the 10 mns a day exercise streak! As well as drinking 8 cups of water a day!! That is so not me, it's always been tea & coffee, but 2 cups of water!!! Another achievement!! So I am bleating and boasting today.
I understand that I may have an absolutely rotten day tommorrow or something will go wrong as it always does in our day to day lives, but I can do this! I just need that will-power to stick with it...I have commitment issues...so that does not help...but hey, positive now, done well today let's see what tommorrow brings