How many calories I consume.
How many calories I burn.
How much I weigh every morning.
How much I weigh every night.
How many fat grams I ate today.
How many grams of fiber have I had.
How much water have I drank.
Shall I go on????
I'm sick of all of it!
I am way too active to ever become what I consider overweight. Yes, I love my sweets but I'm also smart enough to exercise a little harder when I over indulge. I have a certain number on the scale that I refuse to get over, I think we all do. I think weighing myself every morning is reasonable but I don't need to see how much food or liquid is sitting in my body every night prior to going to bed. I haven't had to "diet" in four years. I pretty much have the balancing act figured out.
I am still very diligent about my "Move Every Day" commitment but I don't feel the need to put it on the bottom of every blog post any longer. I have it on my calendar where I can see it and I am happy with that.
I'm not "training" for anything right now and don't see anything in the near future that I will *need* to train for. I basically go for a ride when I want to and get out for a run as often as I can. Both activities make me very happy and work my entire body and give my heart a workout as well. I will admit I enjoy cycling with friends better than alone but running with Boomer is really all I need. Sure I record how far I ride or run but I don't stress anymore about how long it takes me. I'm thrilled that I am able to get out and cycle or run and that's all there is to it. And then there's hiking too. I like hiking, always have. If a non-running friend asks if I want to go for a hike, I can and will say yes. I don't need to always run when I'm on a trail!
I don't want to throw the "age" card in here but it looks like I'm going to anyway. I'm 47 years old and I'm pretty sure I do a lot more than the average 47 year old does. I am learning to embrace that (my being 47 years old) and appreciate myself and the awesome body I have. No, not awesome in *that* way. I mean the fact that my body is so awesome, it still allows me to be as active as I want to be. And it does it with minimal discomfort. Very minimal discomfort. For that I am grateful.
Instead of constantly staring at the flaws on my body, I am trying to look at positive things. Why obsess about one little thing and have that be my focus every time I look in the mirror? It seems almost cruel to do that. I feel much better when I point out the positives. I'm far from perfect but I'm as perfect as I'm supposed to be right now.
I'm ready to let go of these chains that limit me in so many different ways. I'm ready to live life the way it's supposed to be lived - Happy, joyous and free.
I just hope I can.