I like to refer to the destination as "Health & Fitness". The beauty of the journey is that it can be reached by many different paths. I get a lot of comments from my blogs (thank you) and many have asked about different aspects of my personal journey. I thought I would take just a little time today to share with you where I am, what path I'm currently traveling and what lies ahead.
I'm 3-1/2 years down the road on my journey. I don't move in a "fast vehicle". I like to think of it more as an old truck with worn seats and a sticky 3rd gear. The thing is... it WILL get me there eventually.
This winter has been hard (I'm sure many of you North Americans will agree). I've not had great success over the winter. Since the holidays I have struggled and am still battling to get 9 pounds off. That's the bad news. The good news. I'm still down 111 pounds.
There are no excuses for the uptick. I own every one of them and can tell you they come from not tracking as carefully, getting less exercise, too many sweets and comfort eating. Let me describe the last one lest you think I'm talking about emotional eating.
Comfort eating is a big bowl of potato soup when you come in from shoveling snow. It's eating the macaroni and cheese at the potluck supper. It's not that I'm angry, sad, lonely or stressed. It's just good ol' comfort food. Sadly, most of that is also high in fat and/or calories. That's got to change!
My exercise has slacked as well. Once again there is no excuse. I can always do something. Even if my pain levels are high they are still going to be high if I'm on the exercise bike so I need to just power through.
Tracking is a discipline. I let myself get undisciplined when away from home where I couldn't track as carefully. I didn't come home and get right back to it. THAT is an easy fix.
So there it is. I've got to retravel a 9 pound road before I can make progress on down the highway.
I will be starting the 2nd Quarter of Beyond the Scale on April 7th. It lasts 10 weeks and the weather should be excellent for upping my exercise as well as produce should begin improving in the supermarket. I think it will be a great chance to make a serious dent in this journey.
If you want to join me click this link to go to the information team where you will be notified when registration begins.
It's TIME to spring into action!