My SparkFriends know that I've been missing in action the past couple of months and that I've been able to re-commit myself in the past week. I was feeling the time away.
Less energy, More aches and pains, Fluid retention- You know all those things that go hand in hand with not enough exercise, water, or veggies.
I've had to battle the past week to get back in the habit of exercising. I'd had a whole month OFF from that, but I'm making progress there. Yesterday, I gave myself some slack- in that IF I only get 30 minutes in per day instead of 2 -30 minute sessions then I've allowed myself to be content with that as I get back on track. I'm too much of a planner, and if I make a plan and don't fulfill part of it then I feel like I have failed. So I have to plan for "space" or else I feel like a failure (and we know what that does to us type A personalities). So the good news- with help from SP, I'm learning what it takes to keep me healthy. Better Yet, I'm able to do it!
The light at the end of the tunnel, I weighed in this morning. I was only 1.5 pounds from my original goal!!!!! I'm almost there!!!!! And I'm a half pound less from where I was at when these 2 months of hell began.
Sorry Friends, but 2 months of destroying half my house and rebuilding it was just that.
So if you're struggling to get back on track, quit beating yourself up. You did it once, and you can do it again.
I love how so many of us on SP are always saying "If I can do it, anyone can do it". There's so much truth to that. Like most, I have always known what I needed to do to be healthier, but I just couldn't make it happen until I found SP. The tools make it easier to learn, plan, and track. The community, well I'm not a social-networking fan, but the Community at SP is AWESOME! I know it's just as important to my progress as anything else.
So Keep Sparking, My Friends!