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