Who Is Walkerlady?

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I'm the 'Lazy Quilter' who doesn't always take the time to try to achieve perfection. I prefer to enjoy the process of creating instead of agonizing over being perfect. I am 'Walker Lady' who changed my lifestyle and lost over 70 pounds in the process! I wear the hats of a Quilter, Artist, Crafter, Musician, Life Coach, Wife, and Mom, all rolled up into one unique human bean!

Monday, December 30, 2013

Out With the Old

Most likely this will be my last post for 2013. I have been enjoying a period of permission to lay off eating real well and have not been exercising. It is almost like daring myself to see how far I can go before I blimp-up again! Today was the last yoga class for this year. It is in the same building where I teach classes in weight loss and healthy living. I dared myself to get on the scale today, after yoga class. I haven't weighed myself for several weeks now because I just know I will go over 200 pounds. I was right and I weighed in at 202 pounds. There is no real excuse. I have just been lazy. I have also been struggling with the cigarettes, but only had half of one yesterday and none, so far today. I have my fingers crossed that I am on my way to come back to the body and lifestyle that I like better.

I have heard about 'weight creep' and today's weigh-in was part of that process. What does one do about it? This is how I am tackling it. I am working on goals that I will set for the new year. I guess it is something like the traditional New Year's Resolutions. It is almost 2014. I need to be ready to do something that has me going in the right direction, in the new year!

One challenge that I am considering is to walk every day for at least ten minutes. That would give me 3,650 minutes of walking for the year. Right now it is cold outside. Abby and I do not like walking in the cold. But what could we do? We could pace in the house. We could go to The Center and walk on the track. We could also go to The Center and walk in the pool. There is no end of possibilities. Always try to not say "I can't" but instead say "Well, what can I do?" Negativity is what often does us in.

I have doubted my continued success for this past year. I have felt that no matter how often I tell myself (and others) that I can do this well into my later years, I am saying in my inside voice, that I can't. I will be 60 next year. Can I really keep this up? I am not sure. But I AM sure that I am not ready to give up. I want the body I had about a year ago when I was in the 180's. I am just thinking that I need to give myself permission to do this, one step at a time!!!

So the new year will start out with the celebrations and partying. I am already feeling joy in the fresh start and anticipation of new beginnings, that the new year brings to one's heart.

I need to keep the momentum up as we head into 2014.

Even though I will wake up a bit tired from celebrating, I will get my coffee and start the new day with hope and plans for changing back into the healthier person I know I can be!

I will go back to the basics and rebuild the old me that was the new me, last January. I am even craving oatmeal again! I haven't had any for months. I think my body wanted to hibernate. Time to wake up and smell the coffee, and roses, and life!

Walk-on dear readers, in ... to the new year … with me!

1 comment:

Crabby McSlacker said...

Hope you have a wonderful start to 2014!

Love the cartoons, and the fact that you're so determined and positive! I predict it's gonna be a really good year. :)