It's never an easy adjustment to make better choices, but it seems so easy to falter. Within a few months, I usually end up in the gutter surrounded by the things that I gave up at an early date. Cigarette butts, empty beer cans, diet soda bottle, candy wrappers, and artifical sweetener packets.
When I was younger, I bounced back sooner, the weight just melted off, the beer belly gone with a week of sit-ups, if I didn't smoke for a week I could run a marathon. Aches and pain disappeared within days of ditching the diet sodas, artifical sweeteners, and processed foods. These days...not so much :(
Yet I sit here thinking...that's it, the end of the pity party. As soon as I get back from the beach next week I'm going to give all those things up again. I will not be frustrated when things don't change at the pace that I think that they should.
I am debating whether to take it one step, one bad habit at a time...or just jump in with both feet? Start with the worst and gradually working my way to better health.
First thing first, I am gonna dust off that gym membership, dig out my tennis shoes, polish up my resolution, sweat pants are gonna be just for that....not a sad excuse for my fat pants. Then I am gonna climb back up on that soap box and start preaching the evil of bad habits, the recipes that I post will be healthy...I know you guys can't wait, lol!
As for today...It's Friday and I'm going to the store for my drink and my smokes :)