Wednesday, January 12, 2011
This is your body speaking. I really have a few issues of importance to discuss with you, because it is high time that we make some really drastic changes. Don't get me wrong, I really appreciate the small changes you have made so far. That let's me know that you are finally paying some attention to the things I've been trying to tell you. Although, I thought I had finally gotten through to you last year when you started eating a little better and taking that water aerobics class. I had started to have more energy and my knees did not hurt as bad. Those 10 lbs we lost was a sure sign of progress. But then, you got so wrapped up in other things that you put me on the back burner yet again and those 10lbs slowly crept back on.
I see that you are starting again to make some better choices as far as eating is concerned, but you know there is much room for improvement. You do not plan meals for me, instead you just wing it. Now you know better! Winging it does not allow you to accurately account for what you put into me and you'd be surprised the difference a little extra here and there makes. So now, I need you to plan meals for the rest of the day. Yep, today is still salvagable. Not only do I need you to plan for the rest of today, but also for the rest of the week.
Now, let's talk about exercise. I understand that because I am so heavy, you can not put a lot of pressure on my knees. I know that you planned to take me back to water aerobics this week, but the winter storm we are enduring has kept us in the house since Sunday. Guess what? I also know that you promised to do the chair workout with resistance bands and dumbells. Now why haven't you done that? I know, I know... laundry, cleaning, blah, blah,blah. Excuses, I tell ya, excuses! Well, after you plan our meals, I need you to get in that chair and do that workout.
You see Tarsha, we don't have much of a support network. Everybody around us is busy living their own lives, so we have to hold each other accountable. We have to be there for each other so that we can progress and reach our goals. I will give you signs to let you know whether you are doing what needs to be done, but you have to listen to me. You have to give me the attention I deserve, and in turn, I promise to make you feel better as well. You see, if you help me look and feel better,then I will give you a better quality of life and higher self-esteem. Let's work together on this. Deal?