SOON (better late than never?)

Thursday, March 22, 2012

I have been here before many times. Starting over again, hoping for results. Somehow I feel that this is the time that I will stick with it, that I will finally get over the starting hump and make some progress. I can do it; I've done it before. Before my Sudden Death incident at work that made me feel helpless and weak-willed. Before I started making excuses for not being more active because I don't know if my condition will allow it, "I don't know if I'm allowed to do that". What I realize now is that whether I think I am allowed to be more active, I NEED to be more active. I MAY not hasten my death if I exercise but I WILL hasten my death if I DON"T exercise. Eating properly is a big step towards getting healthy, but it is not enough; I need to MOVE.

So, I choose to remember what it was like when I was more active and the times that I did get past the starting line. And I remember that--

SOON I will recall how good I feel when I eat healthy foods
SOON it will become easier to make better choices
SOON my body will ache to exercise because it feels good
SOON I will have more energy and confidence
SOON there will be less jiggle in my wiggle
SOON my waistband will not roll down my fat belly
SOON the shape of my belly will not be visible through my shirt
SOON my clothes will fit better (until they get too big!)
SOON my sleep will be more restful
SOON I will look forward to my workouts and regret when I have to skip one
SOON I won't get so winded when I do my cardio
SOON I won't get so achey when I do my yard work
SOON I will reach the first goal and be able to move on to the next

This time really does feel different. I'm going to make it this time.
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    Good luck on your goals. You can do this!!
    2890 days ago
    You've got the right attitude! emoticon
    2895 days ago
    You CAN do this!!! My problem was not getting started, it was I could only stick with it for a month. Been here for over 6 now (with a little over a month slip up). Here's how I'd change your list in just a few months time.
    I DO love eating healthy foods.
    I DO have more energy and confidence.
    There IS less giggle in my wiggle.
    I DO have to buy new clothes because the old ones are TOO BIG.
    I DO look forward to workouts and HATE it when I have to skip one.
    I HAVE reached that point where my body quits before my breath!! WOO HOO
    I AM amazed at how far I've come in such a short time, and will continue on this journey forever!
    I still have the dunlop belly thing going on, but it is getting smaller. I think I have more aches and pains than before, but I'm not a young thing anymore either. My knees are in constant pain, could that be all the extra weight I've made them carry around all these years. BUT, yesterday I GOT to be the horsey for my granddaughter. Couldn't quite "buck" yet, but I was amazed at how much I could move with her on me. It felt good to participate and not just have grandpa play with her. That is what keeps me going, month after month. So write down WHY you want to do this, and then DO IT!! emoticon
    2895 days ago
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