The spark is within me!
Tuesday, October 02, 2012
On August 21st, I felt so big and gross and sad. Then I logged into Sparkpeople and found a glimmer of hope. I have known for a really long time that my way of life needed an overhaul, but for some reason I just couldn't figure out how to go about it. Sparkpeople has opened my eyes to the fact that I need to plan things out. At first, planning was difficult and I kind of dreaded doing it because it took me a long time. But, I have learned to save meals as groupings and can just plug them in easily now. I used to loathe going to the grocery store, because I never had a list, had no idea what I really needed, and typically ended up buying a bunch of unhealthy junk. Now, grocery shopping is not too bad because I generally know what I have in the cupboards now vs. what I have used. I started packing lunch each day for me and my girls...this doesn't seem like much, but considering I NEVER packed a lunch before and typically spent 7-10 dollars per day to eat a giant lunch consisting of grilled sandwiches and french fries, it is HUGE!! I have also started to make exercise a part of my daily routine. At this point, I am mainly walking my dog at night. I have to wait til it is dark because my dog gets way too anxious at the sight of other dogs and plus I am still in hiding a bit. I read other peoples blogs about how they do all this strength training and cardio 5- 7 times per week, and I hope that someday I can say I do the same, but I am just not that motivated yet!! At this point I have lost 16 lbs. and I feel so much better and optimistic. I am very grateful for SP and I really hope that the spark stays with me. Have a great Tuesday everyone!