Wednesday, April 02, 2014
Today is only day 3 and I am still so excited! I realize I am in the "honeymoon" phase, but I have high hopes of this being the time that I really do it! I know I won't lose weight every week, and I am trying to tell myself that it is ok. Even if I don't lose I am still living a healthy lifestyle. That is more important than anything.
And I absolutely refuse to put food into either "good" or "bad" categories. I know some foods I have to be careful with. And I have to exercise moderation. But that is ok. There is always tomorrow and I can have more then, if I want it.
I even felt like doing a little bit more on the exercise bike last night. So I did. I am only competing with myself. If I feel like I can do more, I will add a few more minutes.
I was pleasantly surprised that last evening after doing my stretches and exercises, my sore muscles felt better. And I have been relaxing in between exercises. So when I go to bed, I am relaxed and ready to sleep. This is helping many areas of my life.
Before I felt ashamed of myself if I only rode my bike 5 minutes and did 3 sets of 5 exercises. But why??? I dont' need to do this to add points to a team. I am doing this for me. When I finally got that thru my head, it seemed so much easier and actually doable!
And I was thinking about my calorie range. I do well on at least 1500 calories a day. I kept thinking I really need to only do 1200. But I was hungry. And that led to snacking and cheating. Why was I not feeding my body when I was hungry? And why was I hungry? I live on a farm. Some days I do very hard work. What was I trying to do to myself anyway?
So I decided to listen to my body and figure out what works for me. When that quits working, it will be time to re-evaluate and find something that will work.
Life is difficult enough without me being mean to myself! So I want to treat myself well and get as healthy as possible!