Still standing, but still struggling
Saturday, June 12, 2010
I promised myself that I would start eating better and excercising more once the univeristy's semester ended and work slowed down. I haven't really stuck to that as well as I'd like. I am getting some exercise in - the weather's been nice for the most part, so I've been walking a couple miles a day. Not as far nor as fast as I should, but better than nothing.
Food has been another matter. I just haven't had the will to do much cooking, so I'm eating way too much processed food with too few nutrients. I'm trying to get a handle on it, but it's been hard.
I had a thought this morning as I was getting ready for my walk. I'm always talking about 'the big picture' at work because people never seem to consider how they function as part of the whole. But when I look at 'the big picture in my own life, I'm overwhelmed. There's just too much. So, maybe for myself I need to focus on the little things.
- I'm not going to focus on the 100+ pounds I need to lose. I'm going to expend 500 more calories today than I take in.
- I'm not going to worry about being the slowest walker on the path. I'm just going to record that I walked for 38 minutes, and covered two miles in that time.
- I'm not going to beat myself up over everything I fail to accomplish today. I'm going to acknowledge what I do get done, and tackle something else tomorrow.