Well, I spent about 45 minutes doing Wii Fit this morning, which inspired Little Sis to do some herself.
Hey…it’s a start.
And that’s what I think they key is to a lot of healthy habits. The ability to start all over again. And again, and again.
I guess that’s what they call perseverence.
I used to work with a personal trainer. He was great. I learned a lot from him and lost about 60 pounds working with him (I’ve since put them all back on). But when I’d fall off the wagon, I’d hear about it. Which of course, is a big part of what I was paying him for: to keep me accountable.
But after he’d chewed me out, I’d start to climb out of the self-pity hole. “Hey,” I told him, “at least I’m getting good at starting over.”
He’d growl right back at me, saying that I never should’ve stopped to begin with.
But I think in this journey, one of the keys to success is being able to get back on that proverbial horse when you get knocked (or jump) off.
I have weigh in at my Weight Watchers meeting tonight. I go a bit out of my way to go to this particular meeting, because the leader is so amazing. She’s a great cheerleader, and when I have a bad week, she never makes me feel guilty. Just saddle back up and try again.
This week will be a bad week. A lot of emotional eating and general throwing caution to the wind. I did get on the elliptical a couple times, but not nearly enough to compensate for all the bad food choices I made this week.
I’ve noticed that I tend to do fine with food and exercise when Mom’s in the hospital (I tend to do a lot of stairs…especially when Mom was on the 13th floor!). It’s after she gets home that I blow it. When the stress level finally drops, that’s when I fall apart with my food choices, my exercise regimen, and I sometimes even get sick or acne breakouts.
At least I’ve noticed the pattern, right?
Here’s to breaking it.