Sunday, May 12, 2013
There isn't really a way to track hesitant change. I really admire people who can jump into things wholeheartedly and doggedly make changes consistently from the beginning. When it comes to physical fitness and weight loss I am a hesitant participant. Slow change is my game. I try something and stop, think about for awhile, "awhile" being several weeks, and get convinced of its value and try again.
For instance, drinking 8 glasses of water.This seemed excessive to me. But after working up to 8 glasses I seemed to feel better. So I stopped. And sure enough, it was true, I felt better drinking more water and 4 glasses a day was not enough. So I've done 6 for the last week and am starting on 8 today. I also found a pretty cup that holds 16 oz. so I only have to drink 4.
I was thinking that this is a success, a change in thinking. Difficult to track other than in the stark black and white of yes or no. It doesn't reflect the change of years of quitting, of not coming back to something you know can make you feel better.
Secondly, I am proud the I have stayed with Sparkpeople. Being around so many high achievers is a little intimidating. I'm learning I don't have do be the best. Persistence is enough. Like the lady who can do five minutes on her treadmill and that's all, I want to be like her, getting up everyday and moving as much as I can with what I have. This attitude is another big milestone.