Monday, June 14, 2010
It's been a while since I posted a blog, or even done real "sparkpeople" work. Yes, I've logged on most days. I read my emails. I play the trivia. Sometimes I huddle sometimes I don't. Is it surprising to me that I've gained a few pounds in the last few weeks.
I'm tempted to say it's because of the ongoing stress of my mother's recovery. Or to blame it on the end of the school year and the parties and celebrations that come with that. But, as all of you know, THERE'S ALWAYS SOMETHING.
So, as I ask myself what it is I really, really want I KNOW there are a couple of things.
1. I want to be at a healthier weight. I know that won't happen unless I work at it.
2. I want to be able to do the things I want to do when I'm older. Hiking, camping, playing with future grandkids, etc. One thing I've learned from my mom's injury is that if she had been stronger before she fell, her recovery may have been quicker. I don't know that for sure, but I can bet it's true.
So with that being said, I know that I need to do the work to make it happen. But, if I go whole hog today, I'll probably fail. So I'm going to work on 2 things this week....
1. Watch my portions (I already eat pretty healthfully...that's second nature to me now). I have my measuring spoons and my scale ready for action. I need to retrain my eyes.
2. I MUST incorporate some kind of strength training into my life. I have weights, I have that rubber thing you step on. I have dvds, fit tv on demand, and 2 sons that know something about weight lifting. I just need to learn what's right for me. I'll start off light and go from there.
It's funny, when I thought about writing this blog today I was preparing to go though the many excuses that I so often share. I can't do that anymore...not if I want to reach my goals.