What I am doing right!
Friday, February 08, 2019
Being in this New Year, New Me Biggest loser Challenge this year has been the most helpful time I have ever joined a challenge. I have people to talk to and support like I have never had. It feels great to know I have a group of people I can lean on and I hope I am giving them encouragement and support in return.
I have struggled my whole life to lose weight and then struggle not to gain back weight that I may lose. This time around, I have new hope for the rest of my life. I will not revolve the rest of life around overeating and not getting enough physical activity.
I have made a commitment to ME. God works in mysterious ways, but I know he is working in my life. I have discovered not to question what God gives me, whether it be good or bad. I have a lot going on that makes me sad and makes me want to give up. But I know I have to be strong and take care of me to be there for those I love. I also know the day will come when the love of my life will be taken to heaven to await my arrival. I do not want to disappointment him. He has asked me to put myself first and to get healthy. He wants me to live longer and do all the things we were suppose to do together. During these final days of his life, we will make a checklist of places and things we were going to do together. I will become a healthier person day by day so I can check off each one of those things and know that he is with me always.
As of January 1, 2019, I have begun a gluten free way of life. I feel soo much better and have a lot less problems with my stomach and skin. The doctors have been telling me for a few years to try it. But I didn't want to give up the things I thought brought me joy. Life and getting outside is my real joy. I have always enjoyed nature, but haven't been as physically fit as needed to enjoy it to the fullest. By the end of this year, I will be able to accomplish all of the things I have ever wanted to do.
I have added more fresh fruits and vegetables to my meals. I have discovered I like blackberries and strawberries more than I really ever liked chocolate(used to be a bad addiction). I am trying new foods and discovering how much I really like them. Of course, some I have discovered I do not like, but will still try them again cooked in a different way.
I have made small changes in my daily activity to make it add up. I get up an hour and a half earlier than normal to get in a workout before I even begin my day at work. During the work day, I fit in 2 15 minute workouts and workout during my lunch. When I get off work I make a point to do some sort of physical activity. When spring/summer gets here, I will start riding my bike in the evenings again. I am able to get my thoughts out as I ride and when I finish, I felt better inside and out.
Since beginning my new life, I sleep and feel better.
I know this blog is long and probably too much information or just a lot of running thoughts. I am not good at writing, but I know reading this blog will be beneficial to me many times in the future.
Thank you for your time reading it.