Wednesday, 4 July 2012
Hello Dear Reader,
I have lost weight twice before and put it on. I also gave up smoking many years ago and relapsed and gave up completely on the third attempt. I am totally determined to lose weight this time, as the advert says, for the last time. I'm walking briskly for thirty minutes a day and need to increase that to one hour a day. I will get there. Some of you feel you need to make changes in your life. They could be simple ones like mine; 'eat less, move more' or go back to education, or retrain, or get rid of debt of get a new job. All of those, or any of those may seem like a monumental task. I need to lose three stone and I look at it in the same way that I did when I was getting rid of debt. This will take time, this will be difficult. There will be days when I will stand in the garden and scream for cake and when I've calmed down and told myself I can't have any, I'll be OK again. I will get rid of it, a bit at a time!
My normal is being redefined! Redefine your normal. It can be done in a huge leap or you could join me with my tiny steps. I've down loaded a pedometer to my phone and can see how short my 30 minute power walk is; just under 3K! I worked off a measly 168 calories. I need to double the length and duration of the walk to make a difference to burning off calories. Burning off debt is the same, sometimes we really have to make sacrifices and cancel everything but survival to make a difference. Burning 168 calories a day is not going to make much difference to my butt. In the meantime, I am doing something and I'll celebrate every tiny step.
So Dear Reader, are you ready to redefine your normal? What do you normally do that you don't want to do any more? Sat in front of a computer screen for hours? Watching TV every night? What do you want to do differently? How's everyone doing in Froogs frugal fat fighters group? My new normal is to exercise every day and to stick to it! What's yours?
I thought I would share a blog that I love - http://www.sherylyvette.com/2012/06/activity-adventures-mini-10k-and.html - Sheryl redefined her normal and now runs marathons. I love the line she uses in this extract as she's in the middle of a road race. "Every decision I ever made led me up to this very point in time". What I like about Sheryl is that she is honest enough to admit that her road to fitness was not easy. Take a look at her inspiring blog.
Another no spend day,