Day 65: The Real ME and Adjusting to Change
Wednesday, August 14, 2013
Today is the third day of my new school year. I had to change my exercise plan to afternoons rather than my desired mornings. I must admit it is not the easiest thing to do.
I come home hungry and because I cook in the crock pot, I smell deliciousness as soon as I open the front door. But, I get my daughter and we exercise. So far, I am doing well. I am noticing that I do not have the normal energy that I would in the morning, but I continue on.
My daughter fights tooth and nail and I have to encourage her. I guess in a way that encourages me too. If I have to push her, I am saying the same to myself. I know she would forego the activity if I suggested it. So for both our sakes, I will NOT fall into that trap. Once I start, I will continue and that will be my undoing and my daughter's.
My daughter joined SparkPeople and she is starting to log her food and exercise intake. I am so proud of her. She has been looking at old pictures of when she used to be active on the swim team and wants to be more like she was. I wish we had a swim team near me, but for now she will have to rely on our daily routines.
So, even though I am unhappy with the time change of my workouts, I am thrilled that I have an accountability partner and that I can help her too. Adjusting to change is not easy, but in order to reach my ultimate goal of 150 pounds, I must keep on keeping on. This is a way of life for me, not just a point in time.