Small Changes Day 1
Saturday, October 17, 2015
I just joined the 30 Day Small Changes Challenge. For the first day, I'm supposed to tell one person about my goals. Instead, I decided to tell the whole SP universe.
I've been a member of SP for 3-1/2 years. It's been a great resource for me - the tools and support here are amazing. Plus I found a weight loss buddy here and we emailed almost daily to keep ourselves accountable. I lost 33 pounds and have kept it off for 2 years. That feels great.
But I still need to make exercise a regular part of my life. And eat a more balanced diet.
Oh, I could give plenty of reasons (excuses) for not working out: too busy, too tired, back is sore, not in the mood, [fill in the blank]. I've also got a list for why I don't eat better: not in the mood (that's a recurring theme), too time-consuming to prepare healthy foods, IBS acting up (the only legitimate excuse).
I'm hoping this challenge will help me to make small changes that will add up to an overall feeling of being more in control and working toward positive permanent change. For the next month, I can't be too hard on myself and expect perfection, but I also can't let myself off the hook too easily. Just take it one day at a time and focus on that one day alone.
Here I go!