Today is day 4 of my current streak!
This streak is my "back on track" streak. I didn't have the most successful winter. I allowed myself to get almost completely off track! I was eating a lot of junk food, and I was not completely faithful to my workout plan. And even though I could tell I was putting weight back on and losing some of my muscle firmness, I just couldn't seem to find my mojo again.
There were plenty of times when I gave IN...I gave IN to fattening, unhealthy food...I gave IN to flimsy excuses for blowing off my workouts. But thanks to Sparkpeople and my wonderful, supportive Sparkfriends ( I have the BEST Sparkfriends, by the way) , I never gave UP. I woke up every morning thinking "I will start fresh today". And sometimes I did start the day right. But before the day was over, I was sabotaging myself. Skipping my workouts or just going through the motions. Overeating. Binge eating. I'd been at a plateau for so long, and now finally, the plateau had ended....but not in the right way! I was GAINING. My clothes were getting so tight on me, and I was feeling ashamed and embarrassed by how I looked.
On February 18th, this is what I wrote in my personal journal;
"If you want to weigh a lot more when Spring comes, then you are on the right track. But if you want to NOT be embarrassed by how you look, then you'd better start doing something about it. The sooner the better. Stop saying "tomorrow". You've been saying that for weeks. Stop making excuses, and start being your own hero again. You can do this!"
Well, that pep talk was great, but I kept on saying "tomorrow" anyway. I wasted so much time saying that! But this week, I finally decided I had to really start NOW. Not tomorrow or Monday. Who says Tuesday can't be the first day of a fresh start? Who says you have to wait until Monday or tomorrow or next month? I'm so glad I didn't wait another day to start. This past Tuesday was the first day of being back on track, and I'm feeling better already. I have taken many steps in the wrong direction over the past few months, and I'm disappointed in myself for that. But mostly, I'm proud of myself for finally starting over. I'm going to make progress again, and hopefully I will soon have some awesome NSV's to blog about. I'm really looking forward to that!
This month, I am alternating between 3 different workouts. I'm doing my favorite, DDP Yoga. I'm also doing Les Mills Pump, which hubby got me for Christmas. And I'm doing a really great DVD called 30 Minutes to Fitness Plateau Buster. Here's a clip of it if you're interested;
I'm back to being my own hero (finally) and it feels awesome. I am still writing my success story, one day at a time.