Saturday, March 01, 2014
I've done this so many times: started a weight loss program/effort/diet - whatever you want to call it, did it for a bit, fell off the wagon -- usually for a lot longer than I had been on whatever plan or effort I was trying. So here I am, again. Starting over.
I realized today, I'm done with the "should be"s and "if only"s. You know what I mean: if only I'd tried harder, if only I'd stuck with the last attempt, I should be 10 (20, 30, 50) lbs lighter, I should be in better shape, etc. etc. NO. This is what I weigh today, this is where I'm at today. Maybe my fitness level isn't what I want to be (is it ever?), sure I weigh more (a lot more) than I want to. But this is where I'm starting from -- today.
And that's okay. I have a lot of room for improvement! I'll have more little successes as I go, as I climb back to a better fitness level, and then eventually surpass prior fitness levels. Walking will become easier, faster. Hills will be a snap; stairs will no longer wind me. I'll eat more fruits and veggies, drink more water; I'll sleep better, move easier, have fewer aches and pains.
So yes, I'm starting again. But I've accepted my starting place, and I'm moving forward from here.
Looking forward to the journey. :)