Today, and each day, one at a time.
Thursday, February 09, 2012
It's been two years since I've been holding fairly steady around 255 pounds. I've forgiven myself, because hey life happens, and I'm happy to have survived the things I have. I'm still vertical and breathing, and there are moments in my day when I'm genuinely and sincerely happy.
Going through a breakup, having to move, starting good habits again and such is indeed an undertaking, but I've always believed that a positive outlook and a kick-ass attitude can help me do anything I set my mind to. A part of that is avoiding toxic people and negative influences, and being good to myself. I've lost the habit of caring about me as a person, and had so much of my time, effort, and focus on helping and doing stuff for other people. My nature is to help people, and my nurture is to take a beating from people until I've had enough. I'd like to curb that habit once and for all.
I don't know what's going to happen tomorrow, but for today, I'm going to give it my best and keep on moving forward.
I signed up for a 5K in April, and I'm back to the Couch-to-5K plan on the Cool Runnings website. To give my knees a bit of a break from the hard impact of the treadmill, I'm substituting some of my workouts on the elliptical.
Had a great workout today - warmed up, ran 20 minutes on the elliptical, and cooled down. Inadvertently...I did a 5K :)