Friday, March 19, 2010
I feel like I am on the precipice of something big here, yet, I can't really put my finger on why I feel that way. I have been plodding along, doing a little here, a little there.. Eating well as much as possible, sneaking in 20 minutes of exercise at a time. Not beating myself up when things aren't perfect, but cutting myself no slack in my effort. I've dropped about 5 lbs in the last two weeks, but I've gained and lost those 5 lbs so much in the last 8 months or so I don't think that's a huge accomplishment, yet I recognize those 5 lbs have to go before the next 5..
So why do I have this feeling that good things are about to happen? Not sure, but here are some guesses: even on those days I'm only working out for 20 minutes, they are a very hard 20 minutes..I've jumped from level 3 or 4 on the bike to level 7. I've added in some Wii fit exercise for variety and fun. I have begun doing a little yoga and like it very much.. I take every opportunity to move this body when playing with my son: baseball, hockey, basketball..
I watch what I eat. I do my very best to stick to eating the food I now seem to carry with me all the time..I pack my lunch, I plan and bring snacks.. I try to make good choices when I am out.. I stay upstairs most nights after DS goes to bed to avoid mindless night eating.
All of a sudden all of those little things have added up to a lifestyle change.. just like Spark always said they would.
Is this to say I don't have the occasional horrible day? Not at all. But when I do, even if it's in the middle of the day, I just try to adjust and eat lighter for the rest of the day..and if it's at night, I wake up the next day and get right back to it. No more all or nothing. No more once it's over it's done.
Do I expect a sudden huge drop in weight? Absolutely not. But I've always said that the best way for me personally to get healthy, lose weight, get fit, is to do it without noticing. I seem to be there.