So I'm back!
I just couldn't stay away.
A few weeks ago I was overwhelmed by changes in my life, I allowed frustration and resentment to influence my decisions.
In case you don't already know this...that is NOT a good position to make decisions from!
Oh I didn't think I was giving up all together....no no,
I was just easing my burden by eliminating the time it takes to check e-mail, track nutrition and activity, and respond to posts from you. I was just relinquishing my claim on the internet to avoid bickering with my husband over who was entitled to the band width. Yeah right! I GAVE UP!
Each day I did a little less, I ate a little more, I became more despondent.
In two weeks I have gained back all of the weight I lost in the previous 3 months.
I shut off your support and encouragement when I really needed it the most.
I didn't realize how powerful daily affirmations were until I didn't have them anymore. By not accessing your words of wisdom and encouragement each day I allowed the voices of negativity and pessimism to infiltrate my way of thinking.
Well, this is a new day.
A new week. A new month.
A new season.
A new start for me. I don't have to do it all, I don't have to do it perfectly, but I plan to take steps in the right direction every chance I get. So you may not see me posting much on the boards, but I will be back on the activity feeds.
I have to take a moment to reinforce the use of the trackers. I know it takes time, and sometimes it can be a drag (especially if you haven't made very good choices for the day) but it is SO POWERFUL
Knowing where you are on the calorie in/calorie out spectrum makes a huge difference for me. Being accountable to the numbers at the end of the day subtly influences each decision I make.
Today I spent the day "cleaning". I cleaned my house, my fridge, my office, my mind, and my spirit. I have not done a physical "work out" today, but I have been working my mind, setting my goals, and making my plans.
An old boss of mine was fond of saying that to be successful we need to "plan our work and work out plan". He was, and is, so very right!
Today my food choices were better then they have been in weeks, my attitude has improved, and my mind set is more positive.
I will take some time to update my profile and my goals, and tomorrow I will eat a little healthier then I did today, and I will move a little more...and the next day I will do a little more then that.
Stick with me gang. This is a marathon, not a sprint. Little slips are normal and to be expected. The key is getting back on the ride.