Don't let Time get in your head ...
Monday, February 01, 2016
I've gotten serious I think. I am working my "Countdown to Easter" challenge and have gained some traction. I am exercising!! I've put in 60+ minutes a day for seven days now.
I'm also eating healthy food again and have dropped the junk food. Too many pizza and chip nights and bags of salty-crunchy have been replaced by single-ingredient, whole food.
It's taken most of January to get to this place on February 1st. I'm one week into my nine-week challenge and have been having good days and not so good days with respect to "crazings" (crazy cravings) and longing to just go back to the old way.
Because the fact is the last time I got to goal it took time. Somehow though, I hung on and momentum gathered and the days started flying by as I felt better and better. I worked harder on everything as everything got better.
I want that to start happening. I want to be "farther along". I don't want to still be heavy with my belly on my lap. I want the progress to be FAST.
So I have to remember that this is a big process. I have great support from Sparkpeople friends. I am motivated to get busy getting ME back! The ME that I love being. But it won't happen overnight and I have to be ok with that fact.
"I can't let Time get in my head." If I start thinking about how long it'll all take, then "just one cheat, what's the harm" thoughts will start to creep in. If I dwell on the Long-term, the big picture, the months ahead of me before my body really starts changing again, I will not succeed.
I need to take each day as it comes and fight to stay strong and make it through. I have to figure out a way to be ok NOW, while I work toward SOMEDAY.
For today, I am staying in the present.