Tuesday, July 23, 2013
Two weeks Ė thatís fourteen consecutive days I have worked towards a healthier me. I have pushed myself to get up every morning and do at least 15 minutes of exercise. On the days when Iím tired and donít get much sleep, its hard and I wish I could have 5, 10 or 15 more minutes of sleep but the energy I have gained has been propelling me out of bed. I have been eating well and consciously considering my food choices. Some days (like this weekend) I go over my calories, but I know its okay. Its ok to slip and its ok to indulge a little. I know I am not eating like I used to, and I am balancing out what I eat with exercise. I have so much more energy and I feel less stressed out. The very best part is I donít feel deprived - I just donít WANT to sit and eat candy. It reminds me of how sluggish and sick I felt all the time and that motivates me. Iíve started this process far more times than I would like to admit but usually quit. Eating well comes easy to me until I need groceries and lack time or money, but working out every morning is a feat. To have done it this many consecutive days makes me feel unbelievably proud. I know it may sound silly or small, but itís MY small feat and Iím focussing on the little things. The smallest changes are life changing if you keep at it. Iím tired of starting over so I'm done giving up.