M.I.A. - Missing In Apathy
Thursday, January 14, 2010
I've spent the last months M.I.A. That's Missing In Apathy as well as Missing in Action.
I've been so busy wallowing in all the things I need to do for family, for work, for friends, for whatever that I've forgotten to think about what I need to do for me. The few times I have thought about where I am health-wise and fitness-wise I have pushed those thoughts aside. I didn't want to face them and admit that my exercise is not progressing, my nutrition is back-sliding, and my weight has crept up an extra ten pounds. And, yes, most often I gave into the depression of weight-gain by popping something else to eat in my mouth.
I know better. I've been this route before. I promised myself I was going to focus on fitness and health and not let myself get out of control again. But, I'm through kicking myself, too. I know I don't need to beat myself up - unless that's part of the exercise I've scheduled for the day.
I acknowledge that I just need to get out of bed in the morning and do my exercise instead of resetting the alarm and rolling over. I realize I need to stay consistent in tracking all my food and nutrition to ensure I'm staying within my calorie range and not eating mindlessly. But, most of all, I realize I need to continue to find motivation through SparkPeople.com and support from my friends and family.
So, here I am. I'm ready to be M.I.A. in a different way....Making Intense Achievements.