What did you think of this winter? I could relabel The winter of 2014 as FAT WINTER.
We've experienced a record setting cold, wet winter. It was sooooo super easy to huddle inside. My layered clothes hid the pounds. Who wants a salad when we are under a Winter Storm Warning? Bring on the comfort food! Picking up my laptop exercise was my main exercise.
I've been trying to find motivation since the beginning of the year to make changes. For almost 3 months now, I have tried to 'lean into' healthy eating and exercising. Hasn't happened...
Last week we had a few glorious days of warm temperatures and sunshine. Off came the layers. Reality reared its ugly head. It weren't purdy.
The first thing I did was call my BFF. She, too, had suffered from FAT WINTER. After we rehashed the hash I knew it was time for change. I'm a researcher by nature, I scoured the Internet for insight and answers from trainers, celebrities, doctors and shrinks. (Kate Hudson lost 75 lbs by exercising 6 hours a day after her baby #2. Good for Kate! Not an option for me.)
Here is the nugget of wisdom that resonated with me:
Decide is a verb that makes you take action. It's not to 'make a decision'. Nope, to make a decision is to postpone taking action.
I took "DECIDE" to heart. I went to the grocery store and bought fruits and veggies -- oh yea -- lots of chicken breasts. I weighed for the first time in months. I dusted off my yoga mat and got on the floor. I clipped on my pedometer and walked 12,000 steps.
I pray tomorrow, and every day to follow, I decide to work off Fat Winter 2014.