3 months of SparkPeople
Wednesday, July 25, 2012
Today I have been on SP for three months. I now think about every bite I take, partly because of eating healthier and partly because of the possible celiac. I get my carbs from vegetables and fruit. Hard to believe when I started I probably had one serving of fruit a day and if I had veggies they were most likely in the form of French fries and tater tots. I always baked them so it was ok. I've always loved fruit so I really don't know why I didn't eat more. I'd get some with the idea of getting healthier and ended up tossing it out. I guess I just found it easier to eat the junk my husband liked.
I've had an active job for awhile so that hasn't changed much. I started thinking about what I was doing and purposely moved around more when I wore a pedometer. I had one day where I didn't hit 10,000 steps before leaving work and that was when I was having a lot of trouble with my stomach. Now I no longer wear the pedometer regularly and I walk 1 - 2 miles on my lunch break and often walk or do other exercise when I get home. Granted, that part is till new, but I have been walking after work regularly for some time. Now I forget about the exercise I get without thinking and exercise for the sake of exercise.
Before joining SP I would start working to get healthier but give up when I didn't see results right away. Now I see that I am getting healthier because, while the scale isn't moving much, I can walk faster and have fewer issues with my asthma. I'm still triggered by allergies, but I can do quite a bit more than I could before. I'm not running any marathons any time soon, heck not even running, but that's ok. Today I did a 3 mile walk aerobics workout that I had never even looked at before. It's the first time I wasn't able to stay with her 100% of the time, but that's ok too. I did the whole time and did what she did probably 90% of the time. Part of it was I got confused and part of it was the fact that it was a new program that I had never seen. Maybe I should have done one of the shorter workouts first so I knew what to expect, but I still did a 3 mile workout. In the past I've done different 3 miles maybe 5 times. All in all I'd say it was a success. Minus the fact that I wasn't paying attention to the cat in there with me and poor Cleo got kicked. Not hard and she's ok.
I haven't decided tomorrow's exercise yet, but if the weather cooperates it could very well include the wildlife sanctuary. We shall see.