I've always been active and fit. Yoga, weight-lifting (or resistance training as its called now), walking, hiking, running have been a strong part of my life. At 58, I still see myself as that strong active trim woman I used to be. I haven't liked my tummy, heard folk refer to me as older than I am, watched my clothing size creep up, wrestle with many surgeries and recoveries but I still felt 39 and strong as an ox. Denial and pride kept me from accepting the truth.
Yesterday I fired up my Wii Fitness. I haven't used that disc/program for years. I was recovering from a heart incident and was building myself back into shape. I thought that I'd be right where I left off. I wasn't even close. The reality of my current fitness level hit me like a ton of bricks. I'm not fit, in fact, I out of shape. All the half starts on a variety of programs might have done some good, but not enough to keep me even marginally in shape.
Yes,yes I know, I have been in wheel chairs,surgeries and rehabs for over a year, but somehow I thought that the gravity of the rehab was keeping me in top form.
No, it kept me moving and healing so that I could be where I am right now, ready to get back into shape. It's an axiom that before one plans any journey, one has to know where they are beginning from. For me, no more pretending. Yesterday, I saw, felt and accepted (without self-pity) that I am a pudgy, out-of-shape,middle aged lady; that being so makes me look and feel older than I am and want to be. I really realized that this isn't an over night or even an over a few weeks fix,
I can now realistically mark my beginning point and plan my journey.
I'm not going to pretend that I know about weight loss and health, just because I once did. If I knew it now I wouldn't be in the shape I'm in.
So, I'm starting at the beginning. I'm reviewing SparkPeoples introduction/secrets to success. I've purchased a jawbone and connected to SP, as well as setting an idle alarm to keep me from , well, being idle. I'm going to listen to experpts (those among SP who have lost weight and gotten healthy) instead of thinking I'm one.
Here's to hoping a little humility might go a long way.