Two years ago, I figured out that exercise was critical to my efforts to lose weight and to feel better. I used the term "figured out" because even those I knew this is what I needed, it wasn't until I actively engaged and committed to an exercising that it became real for me. However, when I couldn't exercise because of knee surgery, and then didn't exercise because I'd gotten out of the routine, I was very, very hard on myself because I knew that I alone was responsible for my weight gain. So, while I understand how important the strategy of putting the "I" in your vocabulary is for taking control of your own destiny, emphasis must be put on not beating yourself up when you don't change right away. All things take time and care..even the decision to take charge of your life.
- 6/18/2008 12:01:25 AM