Sunday, November 10, 2013
Today I did something that I have been avoiding for weeks: I took a 20 minute walk and did 25 wall push-ups. I have NOT been getting my exercise minutes in at all during the past month and a half or so. I had a really bad pain flare-up in the ball of my right foot and Achilles pain in my left ankle and I just got tired and discouraged and I gave up for awhile. Right now, the idea of actually losing weight seems impossible; what does seem possible is making healthy choices. I can drink water, walk, do Pilates and yoga, eat more vegetables, and get more sleep. Those things feel manageable. What I cannot do is stress about not losing weight. The more I think about weight loss, the more stressed out and discouraged I feel. I'm not going to focus on a goal weight or a pants size; instead, I am going to just try to make healthy choices and treat myself nicely. I am going to focus on taking care of myself. I am going to treat myself nicely and take good care of my body. I can do that.