Saturday, June 14, 2014
I have been struggling with too much snacking (sweets) and getting my exercise in. If I eat something that I shouldn’t, I tell myself that I don’t care and end up going over my calorie limit by 200 to 400 calories. My gym got rid of the Expresso bikes, which I loved. On a TV screen I could pick different trails to ride and it had a ghost of my last ride. Didn’t like my ghost beating me so it was very motivational.
I’m 75 and had blood clots in my lungs last year and couldn’t exercise for a couple of months per Dr’s orders. A couple of weeks of not exercising at my age means loosing a lot of strength and energy and 2 months is even worse. It is very depressing.
I don’t want to continue like this. I DO want to get healthy and enjoy life every day. I need to make a list of reasons why I don’t want to give up. I enjoy walking different trails around where I live and need to JUST DO IT on a regular basis.
My Dr. wants me to loose weight and eat healthier. He has set me up with a dietician. I log my food and rarely miss a day. I will take some sample days of what I eat to my appointment and see if
we can figure some ideas that will work for me.
Start reading motivational stories.
Put a stop to saying I don’t care.
Tell myself it is okay to have a treat a day.
Add a little more time to my exercise every week.
Focus on getting stronger.
Not expect that I won’t slip up now and then.
Get back on track right away.