Sunday, October 13, 2013
Last summer I helped two sons move into new apartments,. This involved walking up two flights of stairs carrying heavy boxes. I realized that 3 years ago when I weighed 100 plus more pounds, I could not have made it up those stairs nor could I have kept up with my sons. Now I have energy and muscle strength from exercising and strength training. I am a fast walker, I often have to slow myself down when I am leading lines of kids to class.
October is my two year celebration of maintenance and my three year mark of being binge free.
The longer I maintain, the more I am convinced that making your health a priority in your life is important. This means you have to make hard choices.
I am running late from work, Either, I stop at the gym and work out..which means dinner will be late and rushed..or I skip working out. I choose to workout.
My husband is home for the day on the weekend. Either I spend time with him or leave for an hour to workout. I workout..I did invite him to join me.
I have tons of things to catch up on my job. I could easily spend the entire day working. Either I head straight to work or I stop and workout. I workout.
In the State of Thin recommended by Watermelon, the authors demonstrated the importance of exercise ..6 days a week for 70 minutes a day. Exercise increases your metabolism which is vital to maintenance. I am trying to work up to 70 minutes.
I am happy in maintenance. I am getting to know my body. I know what meals will cause a 2 pound gain the next day..not from bingeing but from being higher calories or higher fat. ..like Indian curries. I enjoy those meals and have the confidence to know those up pounds will go down.
I know I have changed when I go to Costco and am excited about new winter workout clothes, I love my new bright tennis shoes.
Thanks Spark Friends for your support. Spark People is a huge factor in my journey.