So, as is typical for me, I go through times of being really conscious of what I eat, and being active and really fulfilling my life mantra of living the life I want right now, and then I go through times of being less conscious and less active and less fulfilling of my life mantra.
This year has been, as is typical, a combination. There were several months where I wasn’t paying as much attention as I should have been. Then, there were several months where I was doing much better, being active, eating well, losing the extra pounds I had picked up. And then…I slacked off again.
Oh, I had lots of excuses, as usual. I had friends visiting, it was summer, it was my birthday, I went on a trip…whatever.
Come fall I started to get back on the bandwagon and was being more conscious again, and again, lost a few of the pounds I had picked up.
But then…I allowed myself to be distracted again. A few of those lost pounds were found again.
I must say I am disappointed in myself. I wanted to be more fit than I am right now.
But at the same time, I have to give myself some props because I still have yet to give up! I haven’t thrown in the towel and I continue to pick myself back up, increase my awareness and my activity levels and re-focus on my overall health. This is such a change from my behavior of years past. I would let myself get to the point where I was very overweight and so unhappy.
With age, time and “wisdom” I have been able to shorten the time span of being “off the wagon” and am able to re-focus sooner.
In this vein, over the last couple of days I have been working on cleaning up my diet. I do pretty well in the morning and less well in the afternoon. Today I committed to not having any sweets. I took the sweets we did have, put them in a baggie, gave them to Chris and said to get them out of my house. I don’t know where they are or what he did with them and that is a good thing!
I also decided it was time to put some activity back into my life. I headed out for a walk. It was a beautiful day, cold, clear and dry.
I walked for just shy of 3 miles in about 50 minutes…not fast but at least I got out there. I came home and did 10 minutes of abs work, too.
Later, I thought to myself “I need a goal!” Here it is: