Have you ever had that moment when you realize you have been mentally lazy and in a split second resolve to make a change?
That happened to me yesterday while walking Bentley. When I first started blogging I focused on several key elements of my life in which I made changes and redirected the course of my life: living debt-free, living a healthy lifestyle, being organized/goal oriented and being charitable with my time. I call these my Pillars of Successful Living and they are the foundation on which I build my life.
Yesterday I was walking Bentley and realized that if I started making better food choices that I could get to my ideal weight. Now, I am not heavy by any means weighing 180 lbs at the present moment. The problem for me is that my body feels better at 170 lbs. My MS symptoms tend to be less dramatic and my legs feel much lighter. Plus I tend to not experience as much fatigue.
So yesterday I resolved that I will reach my goal of 170 lbs. by December 31st and I will do this by making common sense food choices AND adding 15 minutes of exercise each day. I have been allowing my MS to influence my decisions about exercise, but NO LONGER! I don’t mind making mistakes, but I cannot tolerate making excuses and I have been an excuse making machine.
The way I figure I can lose 3-4 pounds per month in a healthy manner which will put me under my goal by the end of December. Slow and steady wins the race.