Saturday, October 19, 2013
I ran across my weightloss scrapbook for the first time in a long time. I made it to put inspirational pictures and inspirational sayings in it to motivate me to change my lifestyle to one of exercise, healthy eating, and liking myself. A few days ago I looked at the cover of my scrapbook and saw the title, "Weightloss Journal 2010". I made it four years ago, and I saw my before picture. In four years I am exactly 20 lbs lighter. I have spent four years for 20 lbs. I'll take it gladly, but I wish I could have finished my journey. I started thinking about how much time I have wasted as It has been about 16 years since I have lost any substantial amount of weight, One thing has changed though. My eating is much healthier now, just need to control the portion sizes. I will take that one thing and run with it. I just had my cast taken off my arm on Thursday, so I can't jump into a huge exercise routine right now, but I can do legs, core and the treadmill. So today and tomorrow I will log my food and Monday I will get on the treadmill and do some exercises (I have a flu bug at the moment.
I think today I will also plan out my meals for the week. It's been a long time coming but I can't go another year with all this weight on me. I've had enough. It might take a little longer than a year, but a year is what I'm aiming for right now.
My ultimate fitness goal is to be able to do a boot camp. Right now I can't even climb one flight of stairs without huffing, and my heart racing.
Normally I would wait until after Christmas to get started, but I'm not going to put off my health any longer. I have diabetes and am bipolar so exercise is of upmost importance, as well as a healthy diet. Times are about to change.