Sunday, March 24, 2013
I just read what is going to be my new focus for this portion of my Sparkjourney. I was reading my friend PUDLECRAZY's blog about the annual auction at her school, and the lovely dollhouse she crafted for it, and that is all very neat, but as I indicated to her, what is going to stay with me was her statement about holding her own very well.
So, am I? Am I holding my own very well?
I reached goal 8/2012. I dropped a bit below, and then decided to see how maintenance was going to work...and it worked fairly well until 11/2012. I began to be lax with tracking and with walking. DH and I were helping my DS and BIL get a building ready to move their restaurant into and I thought I was getting more than enough exercise to excuse not walking and any extra eating. And, if truth be told, I was probably also escaping a family situation that I had grown weary of dealing with...By the time I got myself back into "healthy mode", I had gained almost 20 pounds...I can still pack it on very quickly. I had lost 6 of those extra pounds, and then learned the hard way that I can eat out occasionally, but I certainly cannot do it for 5 days in a row while in FL, even if only one meal a day is eaten at a restaurant. Sodium Land afflicts me badly. So I am still learning.
As far as fitness goes, I am beginning to explore just a bit. Walking is my preferred mode of fitness, and I have increased that in the past six weeks, but I just recently tried resistance bands and I love them! I think I am mostly a loner when it comes to exercising - that may be because a hearing problem makes it difficult for me sometimes when in groups where there is a lot of talking, plus music, plus paying attention...I know I should have been doing some type of strength training all along, but the resistance bands appeal to me much more than weights at this time.
I am going to be thinking about this new awareness and make decisions based on whether or not I am holding my own very well. Thank you, Pudlecrazy!