What's been missing? Mental toughness!
Thursday, August 11, 2011
Getting in touch with my emotional eating? Finding easy ways and shortcuts to lose weight? Finding the "right" diet or exercise program? NO!!
It's my mental toughness. My ability to stick to whatever I choose to do. I've realized that the spark eating and exercise plan is exactly what I need, but the one thing that was lacking was my ability to stick to it. A spark pal recommended I check out fatloser.com to learn about mental toughness. I'm so glad I did! There is a reason that I'm fat and it's no one's fault but my own.
So for this week so far, I've done really great and i'm feeling positive about the future, too. I don't like to get my hopes up too high because I've done that a lot and I've disappointed myself time and time again. But I feel that if I can become stronger mentally and really beat this pattern of eating large quantities of crappy food and avoiding exercise or sweat of any kind, I can do anything.
Fitness affects our entire lives. My husband took me to the town called Sedona, Arizona and we went horseback riding and then spent the day shopping. I thought I was going to DIE!! I was sore, tired, and longed to just go back to my hotel room and lie in bed. How ridiculous!! I'm only 43 years old!! The next day we shopped some more, and then got 90 minute massages. (I swear, I was waiting on pins and needles to get that massage.)
That trip was a real wake-up call! There is no way I'm going to live the rest of my life with these limitations. So I'm starting with walking on the treadmill 5x weekly and eating right. Will add in more exercise as I become stronger.
Until something else changes, I will probably stay quiet and just plod along doing my thing. Hugs to you all!!