Getting Back on the Horse
Wednesday, September 18, 2013
Remember the old saw "If you fall off the horse, get right back on?" I didn't fall off; I jumped off. Last May/June when the weather became too hot for me to walk I hibernated. Air-conditioning became my middle name - hell, my only name. The summer was even too hot for me to swim in the apartment complex's pool. So I stayed inside and ate ice cream (and there's no such thing as a spoonful - isn't a pint the only way it comes?). And I really believed that nothing bad would happen to me health-wise because my intentions were good - but that's all they were - intentions - with no actions attached. So imagine my dismay when the scale said I had regained 12 lbs over the summer. "How could this have happened?" I cried as I drove to the store and bought a bag of candy, 2 pastries, and 2 bottles of Starbuck's Frappechino. At least I was able to toss out the bag of candy - after eating half of it. I was so disgusted with myself that I knew I had to get back on the horse.
So here I am. Earlier this morning I went out for a half-hour Nordic walk (with poles) around the block. I've been on SparkPeople all morning reacquainting myself with the site. I plan on making small healthy changes that are DOABLE and to use SparkPeople as the stepladder to get back in the saddle. I'm excited about restarting my walk to Provincetown to celebrate my 65th year; in fact, I'm only one town away from being halfway there! As Amelia Earhart said, "The most effective way to do it is to do it!"