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

Next steps
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....
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    emoticon back and great plan of attack.

    You might have slipped up for a variety of reasons these last months, but you come back to it with more knowledge than someone starting for the first time has. In addition, you can learn from what happened.

    Onward to health and fitness!
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