This is my fifth attempt to get healthy and lose weight with the help of SparkPeople. I've had a lot of excuses in the past, but I've decided to get over myself and get past excuses.
No one can do it but me. No one can built positive habits to replace negative ones but me. No one can change negative self-talk but me. It's not going to be handed to me, I'm going to have to work for it. Sure, I might have a few more obstacles than the average person (read my SparkPage if you're curious)but nothing is impossible with God. I am tough. That's why I'm still here.
So this next month I am training myself to train myself. What does that mean? I've been here and done that on the SparkPeople site, and I know what doesn't work FOR ME. I can't go full throttle Day 1, because I will sputter after only a few days.
So step 1 for me is to get in a daily habit of tracking. Tracking any exercise I do, and tracking my eating. I'm not going to worry about what I'm eating or what exercise I'm doing or not doing, tracking to make it a habit is the only goal. So I've been sporadic in tracking the last couple of days, but slowly but surely it will become a habit. That is my first goal. I'll check in every day to share my progress, because there WILL be progress. Inch by inch it's a cinch.
tracked my exercise - had a good exercise day
a slow morning walk for 20 minutes - knee did good
yoga in a chair for 23 minutes - good stretching
classical stretch gentle pilates routine - knee still did good
physical therapy exercises for carpal tunnel, back, and knee
I hope to add 10 minutes on the elliptical later. Will check back in.
Will make a reminder to set a time in the evening to post to my blog so I can share the entirety of what I do or don't do.
But I tracked today. Yay me! One step closer.
**update** I tracked all my food and exercise. Happened to come in under calorie count (by 7 calories haha). The weather is so mild today, took another 20 minute walk this evening. A very eventful day. The first of many I declare.