One step at a time
Tuesday, January 24, 2012
So, I have very successfully avoided dieting and exercising for 2 months. I have GREAT excuses, but they are just that, EXCUSES.
Now I have started taking steps to get back into the routine and discipline myself to do the right thing for me and my body.
step one... yesterday I hopped back onto the tredmil and walked a 1 1/2 miles
step two... today I hopped back onto the scale.... ugh
step three.... today I logged my food on sp
step four.... I accepted my fall and have committed to do the right thing for me and my body (and I blogged)
step five.... repeat step 1-3 everyday
set my goals
blog at least once a week
celebrate my accomplishments
What were my excuses? Why did I detour from my SP diet and exercise?
It started in November right before Thanksgiving. I went to my GI doctor who told me that although I had done a great job with my diet and exercise over the past 3 months, I was not losing the weight I typically would because of the steriods I am still on. He then started me on a new medication regimine and we hope to phase totally off the steriods by end of February or March. This put me in a self pity mood and I lost all motivation for continuing to stay true to my diet and exercise. Since I knew I was going out of town for Thanksgiving and would be tempted with lots of yummy food, I just abandoned my diet plans as well as my exercise plans. I avoided all of it through Chirstmas as well. Then the day after Christmas I got pneumonia and couldn't do anything for at least 3 weeks. I have been taking in slow and wanted to wait until I felt I could breathe again before challenging myself to getting back on the treadmill. In addition to fearing that I would get light headed or begin wheezing, I was also afraid of how much time I had not walked and feared that it would take a long time to get back to were I was. The good news is that when I walked yesterday, I was just fine. I had no problem breathing and I was able to endure my usual 30 minutes at the same pace as I had left off 2 months prior. Wow, I didn't expect that.
So there you have it. I am taking this one step at a time and I intend to do well...... again....