It’s so important when you start off on a lifestyle change to answer the question why?
If you are doing it for anyone else other than yourself, it leads almost every time to failure and resentment.
Most of us need to hit rock bottom, before we get off our buts and do something about our health or our lifestyles.
I know I am one of those people, I am generally comfortable in my skin. But as I get older, I am finding that I am loving the women staring back at me in the mirror a little less with every kilogram that she has put on.
Getting healthy and losing a little weight is my mission right now! I am tired of being tired and tired of being too stiff to bend down and put my socks on. Real thing, happened to me this morning, I have managed to hurt my one hip and bending from the waist while sitting is very painful…
So what have I done, to fix this?
I am writing down my goals and I stepped onto the scale this morning.
I am committing to drinking more water every day, I hate the bland taste of water. I was adding lemon and orange slices for the first few days and my joints starting aching. The high acidity of the citrus didn’t agree with me. I am on a mission to find something else to add to my water to make it a little more palatable. If you don’t like it you won’t drink it.
I always laugh when I read about how adding just 15 min of exercise to your day will help with weight loss quicker. I dance roughly between 6 and 8 hours / week and some how I am still picking up weight, but then I only dance in the late afternoon and at night. Maybe I need to add something else in the morning. So I am adding a 15 min stretch to my daily routine, in the morning with my morning coffee.
Stretching is so very important, and with my current joint pain is the best option. High impact exercises and joint pain do not go together!
So two small commitments to start me off with, water and stretching. Once I have these two set in place, I can add another small change.