Well, this is probably the longest I have stayed active on this site. So many various accounts have gone up and then shamefully abandoned, and eventually deleted.
I'm not necessarily new to exercise. Although I feel like I used to binge on fitness, then crash on a period of no activity other than the basic. I am aware of the bad things I eat, and actually do enjoy eating clean. But what the thing that has stopped me each and every time is motivation.
So I have discovered the Spark People is absolutely vital for this journey. I, of course, do not have the time in a day to physically log on every day.
But just keeping in mind my eating habits, doing some kind of activity, and checking in, is keeping me on track. Every time I write a blog, I want it to list things I have accomplished, in any form, from a new fitness feat, or avoiding a junk food binge.
I know that deprivation isn't going to help me. Moderation is another big lesson for me. I don't need to keep myself away from those sinfully good treats, but limit them, and just keep making these new changes into lifelong sustainable choices.
I have not felt more clear minded.
Except for yesterday. Wow. Life is having fun with me. Lol. I had TWO no show/late shows at work which resulted in me working a 18 hour shift. So exhaustion has been what I have been dealing with after that intense shift. I drank plenty of fluids, fed myself a bountiful selection of veggies, and as of now, I feel myself again.
Just out of curiosity I jumped onto the scale and it turns out, to date, I have lost 10 pounds!!
I am half way to my first goal of 10%! I am trying not to focus too much on the number, but it does make me feel fantastic that my scale is going the RIGHT WAY. Haha. But not only has my scale gone down, I see muscles forming, I noticed a change in both my spirit and energy.
I feel like I am just nicer to be around.
This is more long-winded than I had intended, but when you gotta talk it out, you gotta talk it out! Even if no one is there to listen. Lol.
I hope all of you Sparklers are WONDERFUL!