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Still with it after 3 Years

Thursday, November 15, 2012

I decided to go to the gym first thing this morning. First, that is, after I had my coffee and breakfast. As I was deciding what to wear, I pulled out my Nike 2009 Human Race T-shirt. 2009! - That was the year I first started seriously running or jogging, whatever you want to call it.

That is 3 years I stuck with something for more than a month. emoticon Sometimes I get frustrated because I cannot seem to get with an eating program that will be health supporting. I feel like a failure in this area. But, just looking at the date on that shirt tells me that I do stick with something. I have just been more motivated with my running than I have with my eating.

But even with running I have had my ups and downs. There are times when I just do not get out there for a run, but I always seem to get back to doing it. I was encouraged by the fact that I am still sticking with it even though I am not perfect with my routines. I just keep plodding along and if I have a set back, when I get back into it and recognize that I may have lost some speed and endurance then make a plan to work my way back to the level that I was at before the break.

I wish my eating was more like my running because I seem to be off more than on with my food plan. I get so frustrated sometimes with my lack of self-control. It seems I cannot make that commitment to just do it. However, having just returned from the gym and an hour on the treadmill, I realize that it is not over yet. If I want to be a better runner, I have to be a better eater.

I have been tracking my food intake these past few days and boy, do I eat a lot, bread especially. Oh, I love bread. At least I can see where I need to make improvements. If it is not too late, to make a long story short, I am so glad that I was given that Nike T-shirt, because it serves as a visual reminder of what I have accomplished these past three years.
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  • FRAN0426
    Having that shirt is a good thing to look at and remind yourself how far you have come in the past three years. None of us are perfect ( regardless of what some think ); we all have areas on our journey to improve. You have started logging your food so you have started improving and know what you must do to make some changes. Bread is a downfall for many, you have plenty of others in the same boat.
    2044 days ago
    Logging the food takes time but it definitely opens our eyes and keeps us accountable. Just start slow and you'll find that the good habits develop along the way!
    2044 days ago

    You can do anything you put your mind to. The diet is much better than it was 3 years ago, 2 years ago or even last you. You are doing a great job and will keep getting better.
    2044 days ago
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