It’s not Monday yet but I weighed myself tonight and I’m here to tell you to get off your butt and get MOVING!
Yes that’s harsh but frankly some of us need to hear it that way. For too long I allowed myself to be a victim to my limitations, I didn’t believe that I could do anything about my weight or my health.
I was wrong.
Yes I have pain issues, there are so many bad days I can’t count….but I am also powerful, able to get up and do just a little bit more each day than the past days. If I sit complacently and don’t get active I can be assured my situation won’t improve.
I’m not talking about getting up and jogging 5K or hitting the gym and doing an intense workout….I’m talking about simple things. Today for example my family got bundled up and went for a walk in the snow.
If I can do it, you can!
Walking for me is truly exercise, my balance is not what it used to be and worsens as I tire…well rather than say “I can’t do it” we bought some walking sticks and I sucked up my ego and used them.
As I waddled along I knew I looked ridiculous, my neighbors were probably straining to see if I had skis on but for 20 minutes I was able to walk at a brisk pace and it felt wonderful!
I am exhausted from it and my pain levels have increased but I truly believe that I can improve. By moving more I believe my body will become used to it and I will become fitter in spite of my current situation. If it means I need a nap to recover after increased exercise then so be it, I’m invested in the long-term result more than the immediate discomforts. There will be days when I cannot move like this but on good days I’m determined to!
How about you, what’s holding you back?
Isn’t it time to see that you’re worth the effort? Are you making changes to get more active? Are you investing in your future?
Each of us is powerful, we can change our thought patterns….we just have to believe that change is possible! Please give yourself a chance and make the small changes you’ve been meaning to….do it today.
Since New Year’s eve I’ve changed my eating, I’ve been eating lean proteins, vegetables, fruit and probiotic yoghurt. I’ve been focused upon my goal of becoming healthy and losing weight. Each evening I take my vitamins, until recently I’d never put much stock into vitamins and hated the way they tasted. Well let me tell you if you haven’t tried Adult Essentials then get your butt in gear and check them out!
This is the very first Winter that our family has not been struck with horrible colds or viruses and the only major change we’ve implemented has been taking these vitamins. Now that I’ve typed that I hope we don’t suddenly get sick…but as of today it’s true!
This week I took a few photos of my favorite meals to show you how I’ve been eating:
This is a lovely mushroom/feta omelette I made, I used only 1 egg and topped it up with egg whites. Notice the bacon? That’s Turkey bacon and it’s heavenly!
Total Weight Loss Since NYE: 24 pounds
How are you doing my friends, have you been making better choices, did you forget your resolution?
Each day is a new one, last week I had gotten totally off track but caught myself in time and remembered that this is important to me. This week I resisted my inner urges to indulge and have been pleased to see results!
Now is the time for change, we can do it together….link up your posts if you have a blog or write a comment and let me know the changes you’re making.