30 December 2009

Looking back and ahead

I had almost an entire post written but I didn't like it. So I saved it and headed out on my walk. While out there I came up with a much better post so here it is.

Looking back over the last couple years I can see that a lot has changed. I've changed. I almost feel like I've grown up in a way. I got control of the finances. I got a job that I love and wanted. I made decisions, stuck to them and got things accomplished. I did things I never thought I could. I amazed myself.

Reading through my archives I find that every year it's the same thing. I make plans for health and fitness, they fall through, and I start again. I'm done with that, I really am. This year is going to be different. If I can straighten out our finances, buy a car and a house, I can certainly lose a few pounds and get more active.

I'm reading a couple of things that will help me along the way. The first one is the Beck Diet Solution.

I gave up buying diet books a couple of years ago because I would buy them, read them, and then stick them on a shelf where they collected dust. I went through my books the other day and I have a vast quantity of diet books. Enough. But this one is different. This one doesn't tell you want to eat and what not to eat, it's helps with the behavior part of dieting. This I like. I know what to do, eat less-move more, but there are times when it's hard to do that. When I'm faced with a choice of staying in bed on a cold morning or getting up to workout, guess which one wins?? Pizza or salad? Guess which one I chose? See, I know better but I don't always do better. Well this book is supposed to help with that. So I'm working on it.

Also, an awful lot has to do with me. I decided that we were going to get our finances in order and buy a house. It was tough and there were times when I just wanted to spend money, there still are those times, but I worked through it and here we are. So I can apply that same process to health and fitness. It's time to quit screwing around and just do it.

1 comment:

Ish said...

Stopping by to say Happy and Healthy 2010 to you and Your family. God bless us all.

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