I never make resolutions, partly because I know I'll never keep them. My resolution is usually to lose weight....which I never do. Or if I do, I quit and gain it all back in a few weeks.
This year is different. Along the way of becoming a "runner" I realized how much better I felt just being active. Being active is something I can do at 190 pounds or 130 pounds. Of course I hope that being active helps me lose weight, but honestly, I just enjoy seeing myself accomplish things I never imagined I could.
My resolution this year is simple, yet measurable. My resolution:
Be purposely active everyday!
I added purposely in there because I could always say that walking from my car is being active. No, I mean that I choose to do some sort of exercise purposely everyday. Walking, swimming, running, cycling, playing a game like basketball, hiking....
I have completed 31 days of being active. I have done something active every single day. I feel great and I have lost some weight. I did gain a few back when I had a bad binge, but I am working on getting those off again. I did much better today and I am happy to say that I am starting month #2 of being active.
I feel better about myself and I enjoy finding new ways to be active. Not everyone is supportive of this idea though. Recently I worked late (*read: past my contracted hours) to get some extra work done. I had to watch an hour long webinar. Rather than sitting on my duff doing nothing but staring at my computer, I decided that I should walk on the treadmill while watching. I took my laptop to the fitness room and plopped it on to of the treadmill and got on. I was walking at a 3.8 mile pace and watching my webinar. No one else was in the fitness room. After I left, I found out that someone was telling everyone else that I was "working out during my work day." #1) it wasn't during my work day, #2) I was still working anyway, #3) wouldn't my work be happy that I am getting healthy so that I can save them insurance money anyway? It makes me angry for so many reason that his person had an issue. I guess next time they'd like to see me sitting at my desk with a latte in my hand with my eyes half shut staring at my laptop.
Happy Weekend everyone!