Hi – I know we haven’t met – but I am excited to be part of this with you!
So it is Day One and I am ready and motivated and feeling really optimistic. It is 42 degrees here in Adelaide today which is good and bad. Bad because, well it’s 42 degrees! It goes without saying it is REALLY hot (it was still 39 when I went to bed at about 10:30pm last night) and my air conditioner is not working. Exercise was certainly not what I felt like doing this morning. I thought to myself, “If I need to sweat, I’m definitely sweating!” But on the upside, there will be no problems with me drinking plenty of water today!
In the past, I have started programs like this, but I have never really kept going with any of them. And the reasons for quitting have been as varied as the programs. I am not really sure why I feel that this time it is different – but I do feel different – and I am sure the commitment of sharing with everyone what is going on with me will help keep me focused. And I hope it keeps everyone motivated.
You know when people say, “If I can do it, anybody can do it”… Well, trust me – If I can do it – ANYONE can. One of the biggest challenges for me over the next four weeks is definitely staying away from bread, chocolate and coffee. I can’t remember the last time I went a whole day without any chocolate (I think that makes me officially “addicted”) and so this is a big deal for me. I remember giving up smoking and getting excited every hour that went by and I didn’t smoke and so I am going to do the same with my chocolate addiction. I am not thinking about the whole 4 weeks, because honestly that is a little daunting, but I am happy to go one hour at a time.
The other challenge will be making sure I exercise. I can come up with all the excuses in the world why I can’t and today I could have used the heat as an excuse – but I did go to the gym today. So I feel pretty good about myself and I am looking forward to the fresh salmon salad which I have made for dinner this evening.
I am so proud of myself for taking responsibility for my wellbeing. I hope you are too!