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Chapter One: For the second time

Thursday, January 28, 2010

I have read through the book already. I pretty much had it completely read in 2-3 days. But now I am going over each chapter slowly and absorbing all the information I can. Like so many that Chris mentions, I start out with the greatest of intentions, then fall short a day and think to myself "I've failed again; why bother?" Where did this attitude come from? When I was a teenager, I was very active. Heck, I would even take my "boom box" outside and turn it up loud and just dance for hours out there...dancing and singing my heart out. I used to take hikes up in the woods behind my house and sit up there for hours just writing my poetry. I miss those days. I have always set goals for myself, but they were so unattainable that I always failed at reaching them. Since starting SparkPeople in November, 2009 I have learned to set more realistic goals that are attainable...if I just stop making excuses and work towards them. I think I find this so hard because I am so used to looking the way I am. It's like a comfort thing. However, even now I think my goals are still a little unrealistic so I need to tweak them a little to be more attainable and within reach. I like the Streak idea. Some streaks I do better than others. I am not one who generally likes water...except on really hot days when I am outside and sweating. But I have drank at least 8 glasses every day since January 1, 2010. So, including today, I have managed to hold a record 28 days of drinking water. I am really proud of myself for this. In fact, if there are days where I drink anything else, I do not feel satisfied. My thirst is not quenched and I crave water. Not something I ever thought I would ever say. I really need to watch my nutrition more closely, as there are days I just do not cre what I eat. All this is doing is going back to my old ways. Why? Because maybe deep down I feel scared to lose this weight. I have not been below 180 for years. Right now I am around 220 (again). I don't gain weight because I am eating healthy and working out. I gain the weight because I eat things that are bad for me and make excuses ast o why I do not have time to exercise. Yes, I am in the middle of finals right now, but that should not be an excuse to just throw in everything I have already accomplished. Like Chris stated numerous times...it only takes 10 minutes a day to start transforming a new you. I can handle 10 minutes a day. Some days I might be able to handle more, but if not...at least I exercised for 10 minutes. This is a start, not a race. I have completed my vision goal (see other blog about that one). I have set goals, although I am going to readjust them now to make them more realistic. I have started some Spark Streaks I can be proud of. Now tyo just get my fitness and nutrition under better control and be more consistent and I will be rid of this weight...eventually. All good things come in time, right?
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  • EGRAMMY
    You are encouraging the rest of us to be contemplative with the book
    3671 days ago
  • KSUEY55
    emoticon emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • LISAALLGIER
    Hang in there, you can do it. And Chris is right, just start with 10 minutes a day, and build on it.
    3671 days ago
  • YAMINOKODOMO
    Good luck! I think the book is awesome because it doesnt make you feel guilty about having a slip up or an off period. Just keep to your streaks, and like you said, set realistic goals, that you know you can achieve or even surpass.

    You can do it! emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • no profile photo CD6063397
    Slow, Steady, Listen, Is the very Best thing to do... emoticon
    3671 days ago
  • no profile photo JACKSON0311
    All good things do come with time....and unfortunately living in a fast food world is what got us to this place anyway! Why can't there be a "fast food" variety of getting healthier, too? Keep up your hard work!
    3671 days ago
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