Well, it’s official. I am,once again, a card carrying (well, when it comes in the mail) Weight Watchers monthly pass member. And while I’m not much smaller, I’m proud that I haven’t gained weight in my absence of regular meetings. My heart is undoubtedly healthier (thank you regular workouts) and ready to tackle my new goals. The meeting topic was “Getting Re-Started.” Appropriate, no?
When I signed in for the meeting, I decided that I would start at zero. I’ve mentioned before that losing 100 pounds isn’t really overwhelming while 200 pounds is incredibly overwhelming so I’m starting at square one. I cannot and would not erase the 100+ that I’ve lost so far, but I’ll worry about adding it to the final number later. For now, I’m going to concentrate on losing the first 5 pounds followed by the next 10, 5% and 10%, etc. I think it’s best to have a fresh start so I’m giving one to myself.
And in addition to rejoining Weight Watchers meetings, I’m also changing my workout regimen. At one point, 1,000 minutes of cardio a month was a good goal, but now it allows me to be lazy. So instead of concentrating on the numbers, I’m going to do 3 days of cardio and 3 days of strength with one rest day or light cardio day. I’ll also be counting fruits as 1 P+ each, and I’ll blog about my reasons for that soon.
I’m serious about moving forward, and I’m doing what I need to do in order to make it happen through Weight Watchers, therapy and my willingness. I made some great strides today, and I’ll concentrate on doing it again tomorrow.
I can’t change the past, and there’s no benefit in worrying about what I have or haven’t done. But I do have the power to create a healthy future for myself, and today I took some big steps in the right direction…