What it’s all about

I decided to start this blog because I’m 27, 5’2″ and very nearly 240 pounds.  I’m not a quivering ball of shame over that, but I’m not happy about it, either. So,  I’m stepping in line with the masses who in 3 short weeks will undoubtedly be proclaiming their resolve to eat right, exercise more and live better in 2010.

Except I’m doing it a little differently.  I’ve had more than my fair share of resolutions that start something like “I’m going to exercise four times a week and make massive changes to my diet starting RIGHT NOW” and if I’m exceedingly lucky I may make it to March before everything goes to hell.

So I’m done with that.  Massive changes all of a sudden don’t work for me. Not long term.  I realize that now and am refocusing my efforts on the baby steps —  small things I can do, get used to and build upon.

And maybe for the gym rats and the Jan. 1 crowd, my lifestyle changes will seem glacially slow and insignficant, but that’s okay. I’m not about racing the crowd or dropping 100 pounds in a year.  I’m about making positive changes that don’t burn out.

We’ll see if it works.

Next up:  Establishing my weight and size baseline — because you can’t know where you’re going until you know where you are.

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One Response to “What it’s all about”

  1. Why would you do such a thing… « Slow and Steady Says:

    […] said in my intro post that I’m about small, sustainable changes and the slow burn over the long term, and if this […]

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