Archives for February 7, 2012

Happy 2nd Birthday!

My blog is 2 years old today!  I started this blog as   motivation to help me get back into exercise and healthy eating after a lapse in both.  I am very happy to report that I have been successful in terms of exercise, healthy eating, and blogging.

On the exercise front I manage to go to the gym a few days a week and workout with weights.  I am on a good program and have gotten stronger.  I also practice yoga 2-3 days a week and it feels great!  Last spring I got back into running and ran some 5k and 10k races and even ran a half marathon.  My times certainly weren’t what they once were, but I DID IT!

My eating has improved greatly. I even lost some of the excess weight I had gained.  I would be very happy to lose 5 pounds more, but as I have heard more than once, “it’s only a number”.  More importantly I managed to bring my cholesterol numbers back in line.  My next steps in my quest to eat healthy are to buy (and use) a juicer and start buying organic vegetables (more on that later).

Stick to It!

Well this hit home!  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve started an exercise program, given it up, started again, given up, re-started….you get the idea.

I think I reach a point where the novelty wears off (like learning to play the piano), or I achieve the objective (such as completing the half marathon), then I just stop.  Oh there are lot’s of good reasons (I don’t have time to practice, it’s too dark and cold out to run).  But I know it is going to be HARD to get back into my routine having given it up.  Well I’ll be paying for it come Spring!

(Thanks to http://livingachangedlife.blogspot.com/ for the words of inspiration)