I am not getting anywhere on the weight loss. I was tracking calories and using the elliptical at least twice a week (I know, that’s not enough!) Then I went on vacation. I gained my three pounds back! I was visiting my brother and he is a phenomenal cook. I got home late last night and got 8 hours of sleep for the first time in over a week.
I am starting over today. I was told, by a very smart person, that just because things aren’t going well is no excuse for giving up. That sticks in my mind every time I feel like giving up.
I read a little about Jack LaLanne. Wow, is he ever inspiring! It’s good to know that you are never too old, it’s never too late to get physical. I’m more and more convinced my problem with weight, as is most people’s, is the lack of physical movement. My lifestyle involves a lot of inactivity. My goal is to start focusing on getting moving and exercising, more than I focus on the calorie intake.
A new year is here and I’m committed to losing weight, getting strong and getting healthy. The key for me is staying focused. I have to really want to change and I do. The reason I do is because I am so miserable the way I am. I don’t have clothes that fit. I get short of breath easily. I’m tired. I’m depressed. I hurt a lot. I’m lazy. I don’t get the things accomplished I want to because it’s too much effort. I need energy. That only comes from eating well and exercising.
I’ve started slowly with exercising. In the past I have allowed injuries as a point to stop exercising altogether. So my goal is to try to avoid overdoing it (as I usually do). 10 minutes a day on the elliptical is my starting point with 2-3 times a week of some minimal strength work. Jillian, I love you, but I’m just not prepared for the Shred.
So right now… I will focus on the positive. I am moving forward. I am progressing in the right direction no matter how small. I am tracking calories. I have restarted this blog. I am exercising more than I was. I have made a vision board. I still follow Biggest Loser on TV, in email, on Twitter and Facebook. I follow those that inspire me to keep on the right path: Jillian Michaels, Bob Harper, Alison Sweeney, Tara Costa, Heba Salama, Ada Wong, Matt and Suzy Hoover.
Above all, I ask God for strength. I ask that my journey to better health does not distract me from things that are more important.