Thursday, January 01, 2009
Okay, it's a new year. I kind of let things slack over the holidays despite my best intentions. Mostly I just tried to minimize damage. But I am disgusted to speculate what damage I COULD have done if I had REALLY slacked off. I mean, I gained 10 lbs over the past month or two. Yikes! And this was while still exercising at LEAST 4 times a week, and keeping somewhat mindful of calories. Good grief. Just doesn't seem fair. If I stop to analyze how on earth those 10 lbs made their appearance it would probably be in my snacking. The majority of the time I still kept to my oatmeal and blueberry (or egg white, fruit and plain toast) breakfasts, and then soups or salads for lunch and dinner. It was snacking and cocktails that blew my hard work!!!!! Didn't think I was being THAT bad either.
So here's my lesson. I mean, I've known this lesson all along. I learned it all through the last year when I was working so hard to DROP the weight. But here it is: "I was not blessed with a metabolism that allows me to slack off." I just wasn't. That's my reality. There is no justification in trying to pretend that that's not the case. I can get mad about it. I can try to play games around it. I can feel sorry for myself. But that won't change the fact and it also won't help me meet my goals one bit. I know what I have to do. I've got to suck it up and just do it!
I set a goal and I want to achieve it because I know that it will help me be the best that I can be. So I am hereby re-committing to get it done. No wait, there is no end to this journey -- no "done." I am re-committing to do what I have to do to be the best that I can be. There are no excuses not to.