Monday, September 02, 2013
"We will open the book. Its pages are blank. We are going to put words on them ourselves. The book is called Opportunity and its first chapter is New Year's Day." ~ Edith Lovejoy Pierce ~
Beginning of the year this was my New Year's Day quote. I had a plan everything had SMART goals and this is going to be the year. One blog a month was to keep everyone up to date and myself accountable. I think the saying is "the best laid plans..."
Several of my little goals happened and I am still here on Sparkpeople. So the year has not slipped by. Chapters 6, 7 and 8 are missing, in part because I was missing. Time to work on plan B. The fall in May turned into a huge ordeal and I have struggled with every aspect of my healthy life style. Who knew that a simple walk would mean so much to me. When I found myself unable to exercise I did what I do best eat. The difference this time was healthier choices, but over eating is over eating. Now four months later, I get to refocus and set a few new small goals.
Walk three times a week for 20 minutes.
Weight loss of 5 pounds this month.
How can I reach them and stay motivated is the question. I can make it happen on paper and in my mind. So here it goes; walk for 20 minutes is an after supper stroll to the light and back or an early morning walk around a small lake close to home. I can take time for me three times a week. Now the 5 pounds is another story but I will start with water. I need to make sure I drink my water and take snacks to work (apple cut up, popcorn or carrots with some ranch) then plan them into my calorie intake for the day. If I eat them no harm no foul and if I don't no harm no foul.