Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Day 1–Back To Square 1

I’m sure I’ve said this before, but it’s been a rough couple of weeks.

I let work rule my life, and I’ve paid the price in poor sleep, unhealthy eating, and next to no activity – all of which resulted in several steps in the wrong direction with regard to my healthy living goals.

That all changes, starting today.

Tracking my food, drinking my water, moving my body, and getting enough rest are back in the forefront, along with some other changes I’ve been thinking about – more to come on those another time.

At this point in time, I’m wholly committed to making positive changes in my life.  I know that, in the days, weeks, and months ahead, there will be times when that commitment may waver – I know that, in order to get through those times, I will need help from my support circles on Facebook, Twitter, and through this blog.  I also know that, in order to get this help and support, I have to ask for it.

Asking for help is not something that has ever come easily to me – I know that I’m a stubborn, self-reliant, and independent idiot in many areas of my life.  It’s going to be hard for me to change this, but I’m going to try.

I also need to learn to stop making excuses – no one really wants to hear why I blew it; they just want to know that I’m going to accept that I made a mistake and move on.  Suffice to say that I am the only one I can blame for my situation, because I’m the one that’s made the decisions.  I’m the ONLY ONE WHO CAN MAKE IT BETTER.  Whether that involves changing habits, seeking professional help, or just staying on the same course, it’s my choice, so there isn’t any sense in saying, it happened because…

In the coming days, I’m going to put everything down on paper – my goals, why I want them, and how I’ll reward myself for achieving them.

And, above all, I’m going to try to stay positive – I CAN DO IT THIS TIME!


  1. One step forwards two steps back. Learn from your mistakes and move on. I have made several exceedingly bad health choices lately and understand how you feel.
    Hang in there. Keep fighting the good fight

  2. Don't worry about the excuses. They are real things that just need to be beaten. I know how you feel - I have been there many times. Knowing that you need to reboot and start again is the key.

    Remember: stay positive. Even on your bad days, you are still doing more than most people to vetter yourself!

    Keep Pushing!


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