Can I ever be? I question myself. Is it even possible? I think of the phrase "if you believe it, you can achieve it." But I honestly don't know if I can. I know I should be thinking positively. Especially with with the title of this post and wanting a "new start". I'm just being honest with myself.
Being honest with myself. Maybe that is the key.
I had a check-up last Thursday and my dr. asked me about my exercise and diet. I could honestly tell him that I had started walking again and lowered my Dr. Pepper to one a day and the rest of the day I am drinking water. He said that was the picture of a healthy lifestyle to which I scoffed. I told him I was a long way from being that. His reply:
"A journey of a thousand miles starts with a single step."
I, being me, need to have a plan. So what is my Thousand Mile plan? My new start?
I wish I could go out there and do a 10 mile run but right now I'm lucky to make it walking 1 mile. So I need to be honest with myself about my limitations and where I am right now. What can I do RIGHT now?
Exercise: I will walk 1 mile a day Monday-Friday. When I get to the point that I'm ready to move it to 2 miles, I will.
Drink: One Dr. Pepper a day. (Maybe I can try to find Diet Dr. Pepper? That is a thought. I'll look when I go for groceries.) The rest of the day I will drink water.
Food: I've been debating what plan to use. What to do? What to do?
Any suggestions? Any tips? I'd love to hear from you.