A New Start

Yesterday morning, my friend, Nicole, and I attended a morning fitness class.  We got up super early (4:45 A.M.) to get to a 5:30 A.M. class.  It was hard to get up that early after being off from school for two weeks.  However, I managed to drag myself out of bed to meet Nicole.  The class was an introductory class.  We tried a workout that morning, and it was a lot of fun.  In fact, I am a bit sore today.

Nicole and I decided to go to the nutrition class this morning to see what it was all about.  Again, we got up at 4:30 A.M. to get to the nutrition class.  The night before, the instructor emailed information about the three different nutrition plans.  There was also a cookbook.  It was a lot of information, and of course, I was overwhelmed.  I knew this program would mean a total change in my eating habits.  I am still not sure I could commit to the whole plan.  I called Nicole and told her I didn’t think I could do it.  She helped me put it in perspective.  She told me to just concentrate on making one small change instead of looking at the big picture.  I need to focus on the things I can do and not on what I can’t.

I realize in the long run changing my eating habits will be better for me.  But, if I want to really make a change, I have to make sure it is something that I can keep up.  If I I make it too hard for myself, I won’t be able to.  So, here’s my plan.  I am going to drink more water, limit my coffee intake, and eat something green everyday.  (I just realized I wrote the words “try to”.  I went back and deleted that.).  I am going to make an effort to stick to those goals.  I know I am going to make mistakes.  I am not perfect.  As with every goal I attempt, I have to remember to be kind to myself if I fail.  It will all work itself out.