I started in September with a 5 month goal. (read my earlier post To be fit or not to be fit) In December I said “Whoa…..what happened here? I’m nowhere near where I planned to be”
How many times have I done this in my life?? Too many to count!! And each time I say “This time I will do it. This time I will reach that goal, finish that project, do everything on that list……”
So in December, I attempted to pick up where I had left off. I obviously had to change my end goal of February but decided not to make a new month. Why set myself up for disappointment? This is is meant for success and success cannot always fit into traditional time frames! Plus, I want this to be a positive experience (Remember…. a lifestyle change….not a prison sentence!)
I found that I had to adapt some of my methods. My gung ho gym progress was not progressing! Rather than skip exercise because I couldn’t get to the gym, I began to build myself a mini home gym. I bought free weights and a bar. I bought a mat and a belly band. I bought a ball and researched on line various programs.
I will be talking about some of the things I have been doing and interests I have added throughout this blog.
Since December I have lost 10 lbs , 1 inch and 1 pants size! I feel better and am excited to continue!
I am a 50+, almost divorced mom. This year I have embarked on a lifestyle change. It started one day when I saw myself full length and naked in the mirror. The shock of who I’d become was horrible. At first I felt immobilized. I couldn’t do anything. I felt sick and depressed. After a few days, I took stock of myself and realized that only one person was responsible for getting me that way and that same person had to be responsible for getting me where I wanted to be. I thought of all the fad diets, the yo-yo diets, etc. I decided that what I needed was a lifestyle change. And that was only the physical part! I still had to address career, relationships (or lack of…) I knew I needed to take better care of myself by: getting my body, home, job and personal relationships in order. How was I going to do this?! By making new friends and participating in activities that make me happy. By choosing healthy eating habits. By exercising and keeping fit. By exploring alternative career options. Though I was very excited and gung ho to get started, I realized that it took me about 20 years to get in this shape, why would I imagine that I could change it back in a day? I thought back to those futile attempts, those “micro bursts” of energy, frantic dieting and exercising that fizzled out before there was any tread on my gym shoes. In this blog, I invite you to join me. I will, in separate entries be writing about the trials and tribulations (and hopefully triumphs!) that I meet as I reinvent myself.