Wednesday, May 01, 2013
For the last two weeks I have been learning how to be a part of the Sparkpeople community. For someone who has not exercised or tracked food, I think I started off a little over zealous by joining the 8-Week Diabetes Challenge. Not that someone else shouldn't start off with it immediately, it was just more than I could handle! I was, and still am, so excited to have found Sparkpeople that I just wanted to jump in "running".
Did they say 10 minutes a day to start is good? No problem, I'll walk for 45, in new shoes, not having walked for YEARS and with rheumatoid arthritis. The next day was painful. The thing is, it felt sooooo good to finally do it that I didn't want to stop!
Did they say track my food for three days a week? Why not everyday?Easy for someone who's computer savvy, but it took me quite a while to figure it out. I'm glad there are tutorials. That was a great help. At first I would take so long to input that I would tell myself I'd log it the next day. Then I'd be overwhelmed trying to do two days so I'd skip it all together.
After flopping I decided to do what I should have I'm the first place, listen to all the people who are currently going through or completed this process already! So I'm reading, learning how to set goals, exercise with a disability and make better food choices. I have been tracking and walking ten minutes at a time. Yesterday my ten minutes were up but I was feeling so good I wanted to run! But I didn't because I knew I would be out of commission the next day. But, you know what? In these short two weeks, I have never felt so good about myself! It's amazing how deciding to stop the path you're on and change your future can make everything brighter and happier. The spring weather helps a lot too! Go me!!!!!