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Eureka Moment #5

Friday, March 25, 2011

Well, this definitely falls into the category of "eureka for me, but what Spark has known and been telling me all along..."

Over the course of the last couple of weeks, I have been doing very well. I have been, for the most part, eating within my calorie range, I haven't been "night time" eating, I've kept my exercise up. I am excited by it, but keeping my perspective reasonable, my feet on the ground, my nose to the grindstone. What happened? How did I go from someone who knew all the right things to do but was struggling every day with getting it done, to where I am now?

I always felt in the past that when I have finally "gotten serious" about the weight loss journey, it was like some little thing clicked in my head and I, like many people I'm sure, wish I knew exactly what that thing was so I could click it at will. I still don't know what "clicks," but THIS time, there is one thing I know I've done which has made a HUGE difference for me.

First, let me start by reiterating what I may have said like 1000 times in the past: that for me it all starts with exercise. When I exercise, I eat better. Period. But, I am busy (I know everyone is busy, don't mean to sound like I think I'm busier than anyone else, because I know we are all busy). But, in the past, being busy has sometimes gotten in the way of my getting the exercise in. My morning routine sometimes takes a whole lot longer than I expect it to, or would like.. But what I have done this time is I make sure I exercise, even if it's for as little as 10-15 minutes. NO - MATTER -- WHAT. And if I know it's only going to be a short duration workout, I go, if you'll pardon the expression, balls to the wall. And then, I go on with my day. I don't fret over the fact that I didn't get my whole workout in, I don't give it a second thought. And I continue to eat well. And the next day, if for some reason I have a few extra minutes, I add those extra minutes to the workout.

So, the moral of the story (just finished watching my son learn about fables, so forgive my indulgence in this literary device!) is to keep that streak going, really, truly, if it's only for 10 minutes!!

I hope everyone has a marvelous weekend!
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