Saturday, 08 October 2011
-Weaned myself off my daily diet coke habit by replacing soda with seltzer
-Shook off my lethargy by running Monday-Friday, half at the gym, half outdoors, and thus building a little running base
-On several occasions out and about, I've made the Salad Choice over Other Fatty Option, reminding myself I’m on a mission
So where does this put me? I don’t know. I’m not weighing myself and haven’t seen any noticeable physical change. What I have noticed is a feeling I haven’t had for a while: pride.
I like going for my runs and increasing my goal from the last time I went out. I’ll try to run just a bit faster, for just a bit longer.
And I’m keeping it all really simple, which is the point.
I’m looking for a new way to live, not so much an immediate result. It is hard, however, while at the gym and seeing all the model looking girls gliding around, glowing rather than sweating. It’s hard not to want everything to change quickly. It’s hard not to reset myself to counting calories and reading diet books.
But what I want, ultimately, is a break from outside sources telling me how to eat, how to exercise, how to feel. What I want is patience with myself. What I want is not in a scale.
Do you struggle with patience? What do you do to practice patience?