Get Healthy check-in 7


Can you believe we’re already at the middle of January?

I thought I’d give you an update on this year’s resolution to get healthy. It’s still alive, though I wouldn’t say it’s kicking. I’ve managed to stay on my diet (I’m watching calories, cut out snacks, using those little pink packets instead of real sugar in my tea, etc.) though I can’t say if I’ve lost any weight. (My scale is one of those where your weight can vary by ten pounds depending upon where you step on it.)

I’d said I’d not try to jump into things whole hog and start off by taking small steps figuring that would be easier, so I guess I’m now up to the next step. Exercise, in my case (given the Canadian weather) using the treadmill. I sit right beside the danged thing when I’m working on my Mac, I even rest my feet on it when I’m talking to Curly or Guitar Hero when they come talk to me. But I haven’t actually climbed on it and started it up. So my resolution for the rest of this month. To actually climb onto it and start it up.

Check in at the end of the month to see if I’ve managed to meet that little goal. (And feel free to send me an email to get me off my duff and walking.)


7 thoughts on “Get Healthy check-in

  • Susan Helene Gottfried

    How’s this for some treadmill motivation? I haven’t been able to get to The Club all week, with all the illnesses around here. My hip is KILLING me.

    Yep, exercise makes the sore parts feel better.

    But I’m proud of you for sticking to the dietary changes! Every little step that you can stick to should be rewarded. (but not with ice cream)

  • Marley Delarose, Author

    Me, too, sista. There’s a treadmill downstairs in Aunt Chloe’s condo here in DC but do you think I’ve been down there? So— you first. I wanna hear about it.

  • Dani

    That’s great!

    I’m cutting out soda and started on my treadmill too. My knee is a bit under the weather still so I’m starting out slowly, but I’m up to 30 minutes and as long as I wait a day not too much pain in my knee.

    So just start out in small increments and you’ll be fine.

  • Shelley Munro

    Well done on the diet, Leah. I wish I could say the same. I do okay on the exercise part but not the food. You could always set an alarm to tell you to start on the treadmill for a certain length of time.

  • Julia Smith

    I like your smaller goals – because they’re very do-able. I know you’ll step onto that treadmill, Leah.

  • Wylie Kinson

    Yay on better eating!
    I’ve been a little lax on the exercise intentions myself… but on a positive note, I’ve been sticking to the Weight Watchers plan and am down 8 pounds since Jan 4.

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