I Believe In SP!
Friday, June 27, 2008
UPDATE! I have been doing this SP thing for 3 months now & oh what a difference!
I NOW HAVE AN EXERCISE HABIT!
I get at least 3, usually 4 & sometimes 5 days of cardio every week.
When I can't get to the gym during my regular workout time (9:30 ish) I set my alarm for 5:30 to drive to the gym, work out, & get back home & shower before hubby & kiddos wake.
I am trying to start taking ST seriously. Did my first circuit training this week. My new goal is to try to do CT 2 days a week & work up to 3 days.
I NOW HAVE NEW CHOICES WHEN I EAT!
I used to eat whatever & whenever. My main thought was, "Does it taste good?". If the answer was yes, then I ate it. I did not know hunger because I never let myself get hungry.
Today I am aware of my target calorie range & am trying to stick to it. I sometimes go over, but not often. Now when I eat, my thought process is: Is this worth "spending" my calories? Sometimes a 500 cal cheeseburger is worth it. But usually, it's not. The grilled chicken is just as filling, sometimes tastier & I feel a whole lot better afterwards.
I NOW HAVE AN AMAZING SUPPORT SYSTEM!
My weight, nutrition, & exercise used to be something I kept to myself. If I didn't tell you, you wouldn't know how I'd failed.
But today I have a circle of support. When I slip, my team members boost me back up. They don't criticize or shame me (the way I would have done myself). They point out what I've done right & how far I've come.
I NOW HAVE INCREDIBLE ROLE MODELS!
I don't have to compare myself to those impossibly thin Hollywood starlets (who often purge, drug, or airbrush their way into their tiny bodies)
I have found real people with real bodies who have done real work to get where they are. For example, when I tried, for the first time to get out and RUN, it was a struggle for me. I walked alot. Then ran as far as I could before I stopped to walk again. Sometimes, it was just the distance from one mailbox to the next. But when I caught my breath again, I ran again. Instead of thinking, "This is too hard for me", I thought of my friend & teammate who once claimed she was never a runner, but will be running her first 5K this fall.
I AM PROUD OF WHO I AM!
Over the last 15 years, as I watched my weight climb higher & higher, I became so ashamed. I even gave up on having a scale in my house. If I didn't have a scale, I couldn't weigh myself & then wouldn't have to face my weight. When I joined SP 3 months ago, I wouldn't even put my weight on my ticker. I didn't even really believe I would make any progress. I just happend onto the site when I went searching for a calorie counter. So I just put a random number as a goal. 50 pounds sounded nice. Today I am changing that. I know that I can and will make progress if I am true to this program. I have a long way to go before I get to my goal weight, but I'm proud of how far I've come. I will succeed! Thank you, SP!