Tuesday, May 14, 2013
I survived my finals, and I'm back! I'm getting an A and a B for my classes, and I can't complain too much about that. I have a short break until I start the summer sessions next week. I'll be taking philosophy and global economics courses.
I have to admit that I didn't do so great sticking to my routine in the past few weeks. My eating is the same as always, but I fell off the wagon with my exercise. I've been feeling like a blob. Yesterday I got into my workout clothes and took a bike ride. I felt energized and my spirits lifted almost immediately. So I'm back in the saddle again!
I've been doing some introspect regarding why diet and exercise blogging seems to keep me on track with my goals. I have not followed the Spark nutrition plan in over two years, but my writing keeps me on the straight and narrow when it comes to fitness. I think it's because if I put it out there, then I feel some obligation to follow through. Although I've never met any of you, I don't want to let anyone down. I really want my message to be, "Hey, I lost 40lbs and kept it off! And you can do it too!"
But in a less infomercial kind of way.
I have lost and kept it off, though. I really dislike how the media seems to portray weight rebound as inevitable. I don't think there is anything special or different about me compared to anyone else. I have failed as much as I have succeeded in trying to get here. But every positive change I made I have carried forward with me.
Reading blogs from other Spark members also seems to build enthusiasm. For those who are succeeding, it makes me want to join them. For those who are struggling, I want to encourage them. Though I'm going to practice more thinking before writing as I suffer from chronic foot-in-mouth disease.
Starting this week, I'm back on track with food and fitness. I have a few topics that I've been itching to write about.
Let's go Summer!