Sunday, January 11, 2015

364.4. That number will forever haunt me as I stare down at the scale to reveal the truth. I have no recollection as to how I have allowed my body to become this mass. Almost like a black hole has been swarming around my body in order to hide the reality of what has become of me. I don’t remember giving my body the permission to be like this. I did not sign up for some gimmick of obesity. I think back and vaguely remember my pants getting tighter, my chocolate addiction winning and soda being constantly in my daily routine. This is not how I plan to continue my life and definitely not how I envisioned I would be at the age of 27. I want so much more for myself and the first step is overcoming that little voice in your head that challenges you and tells you that you can’t.
This is my reminder that is 2015 and here I am!!! I know everyone likes to make resolutions in the New Year but I have decided to take it one step further. This will be my journey- a long road ahead to a lifestyle change. Some of the things I plan to keep in mind for the next year are that mistakes happen-saddle up and get back on the road instead of giving up completely. Another thing I plan to keep in mind is that the only competition I have is with myself and I can’t let other people’s successes or failures be a determining factor to how I treat my own body. I also will be taking it slow but also challenging myself as well. I don’t want to take away everything at once because from past experience that has lead to nothing but failure. So slow changes lead to healthier lifestyle choices.
Some things I thought of to keep in mind for what is left for January
-Park a little farther away- allow yourself some extra steps
-Always wear your fit bit to keep track of how much movement you have throughout the day
-Take extra steps whenever possible
-Fuel your body….Water is so important and I constantly realize that my body is dehydrated and needs more fuel
-Take your multivitamins
-Join a gym that makes you happy (and yes I say one that makes you happy) I was at a gym that didn’t fit my needs because there was no classes or swimming offered and those are really my two favorite parts of working out….so make it fun!

That’s a good start 
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    What's up GF?!

    I feel your pain with the scale. I currently have no idea what i weigh, but the cycle stops now. After seeing me in Christmas pictures I know it's time to change. So, before pix and measurements on Sunday. Monday begins the transformation!
    1589 days ago
    Sounds like you have a very positive mind set and I think that's one of the most important factors in the formula for success in losing weight. I keep reminding myself that it took years to put on all of the excess pounds, so I can't expect it to come off as quickly as I would like. It's going to take some time, so I'm in for the long haul.

    You are so right. We're not perfect and sometimes we slip up, or even stumble and fall. The important thing is to get right back up again and keep going. Don't allow one overindulgence to turn into a week long binge that leads to giving up completely. Just get right back on track again for your next meal.

    You're right about taking small steps. If I try to change too many things at once I feel overwhelmed and it seems like too much to handle. All of those small changes add up. I try to focus on one thing at a time. I started by working on staying within my calorie range. Now that I'm pretty good with that I am working on adding more fruits and veggies into my eating plan.

    It's important to find an exercise routine that you actually like to do, then it doesn't seem like exercise because it's fun. Our community center has an exercise bike that's like a video game. You chase dragons around a large area to earn points. It shows on the screen which color dragon to find. Tension on the bike changes as you go up and down hills, and across sand or gravel. It gets progressively harder to catch the dragons. When I play this game 30 minutes has passed by before I know it, and I don't want to stop because I'm trying to catch that elusive dragon.

    A new year is always a good time to make a resolution, but 2015 is going to be different. This is a new years revolution. It's our time.

    1592 days ago
    Amazing resolutions for this year! emoticon
    1592 days ago
    I love your determination! You got this!

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    1593 days ago
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