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Making a Fresh Start

Tuesday, January 03, 2017

It's been almost 3 years since my last post. I've been working through life and focusing on other things. That's ok. I needed to focus on marriage and career plus help a friend through cancer. I regret not keeping exercise in the mix for myself. I had spurts in between but not enough to maintain the weight loss (which I did for a while) but eventually I allowed the weight to creep up. I still eat healthily though probably could do with smaller portions, more fruit (which I love) and a few less sweets and dairy. :) More than anything though, I need exercise to balance my desk job.

Fact stated: I am overweight. I am tired most of the time.

Response: My weight today is most probably at the same as when I started years ago in 2008 but definitely have the sense that I am still fit underneath all of that. So that's good. But once summer slipped away and we are now in New England winter, I really don't like how I am feeling about my body these days and long for the exercise and ease of movement I had in my life before.

Fact stated: I can do something about it... starting with this post.

I'm not starting ALL OVER AGAIN from the BEGINNING just because I am at a high weight. I learned a lot in losing weight last time, and I've continued learning about myself and what I need in these past 3 years.

I am thankful for the past 3 years but now I am ready to move on ... but with some exercise in my life. Went for a walk at lunch today (lunch hour that I typically wasn't making time to take). I tracked my food. I'm drinking water. On the road... to being my better self each day.

Proud of starting again and making this decision to do something about it. How about you?
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    best wishes to you!
    1591 days ago
    Thank you NGAWHETU! Yes, live consciously. Difficult to do 100% of the time but worthwhile when we do. emoticon
    1592 days ago
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    Sometimes in life, we needed to get our backsides kicked. There is no two ways about it. When we get into a state where we are living life day to day without ever thinking about what we truly want, what excited us and doing the things our soul is calling for us to be doing, life starts to get stagnant.
    Suddenly, that push to get you moving NEEDS to come as something crazy, bad, challenging or scary because when that happens, we stop and think. We reflect. Why does it take something like that to get us to stop and reflect? Because we primarily live our lives unconsciously day to day, which is precisely what we have to change.
    1592 days ago
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