Tuesday, January 3, 2012

treading lightly

Today I began my trek toward better health in earnest. I have a finite number of years left on this earth, and I really don't want to spend them as an invalid.

This is not just a New Year's resolution, or goal. My aim is to change habits. Habits that have not become so damaging to my health that changing them will have no effect on me.

Every year I have made the same old resolution to lose weight and exercise. And never stuck to it. Because I never made it a habit, just paid lip service.

Today is a new beginning. I started the change in eating habits weeks ago (yes, that's right, and except for a short detour during the holiday, I did pretty darn good).

This morning, after a couple of false starts and some vicious shin splints, I climbed on Tessie the Treadmill. My legs are kind of bitchy about it tonight, but I survived Tessie.

Tomorrow Tessie and I go for round two. I'll let you know who wins.

~cath xo
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  1. This is a tremendous goal. You can do it. I've lost a really huge amount of weight over the last three years and have gone from morbidly obese to running in half marathons. Keep at it, and soon it will become a habit. It's not always going to feel good, but it's always going to be worth it.

  2. Great Start Cath!! Keep it up! What is it they say? 21 days to form a new habit?

  3. @Shelly What a tremendous achievement Shelly! Congratulations, and yes, I am committed to this lifestyle change. Today I a paying the price for my zealousness yesterday, but I'm not giving in, or up. :D

  4. @Beckey Thanks Beckey...and I'd say it is going to take longer than that for me to undo the bad habits I had fallen into! :D

  5. Cathy - I've written a few posts recently on the very same topic...For the last two months I've been dieting and exercising and feel highly motivated...Good luck to you with this!

  6. @Corinne Rodrigues A kindred spirit! Good for you Corinne...keep up the good work...