Friday, January 04, 2013
To exercise on a consistent basis takes organization and commitment to goals. I have a copy of my goals on my computer desktop, my bathroom mirror and the bulletin board in the kitchen. This way, I won't be able to conveniently forget what they are. That's how I'm working on commitment.
Organization means I schedule my week of workouts just like I schedule everything else in my life. Each day's workout is like a "race time" for my 5k. Today my race begins at 2pm. What time does your start?
Running (well, working up to running from my current jogging pace) is the part I love and hate the most. Every run is not the same. Some hurt most of the way and some don't hurt at all. Others are somewhere in between. The reminder I have though is the feeling of "starting over." I remember how the first couple months of learning to run felt...how my feet and legs felt like they were pulling through concrete and I could not visualize why I was doing it. So today I keep running on my schedule because I don't want to start over again...and because I am at the point where I can see progress in each run. Oh yes!
My commitment is to my goals, my health, my progress and the promise to myself not to have to start over again. My organization in my schedule feeds that commitment too. Being this loyal to oneself can only reap amazing rewards.
Tuesday, January 01, 2013
1. Complete CO Marathon 5k with ease.
2. Weigh 145 lbs. by 5/31/13.
3. Healthy B.M.I. by 5/31/13.
4. Complete 10k (any race) by 12/12/13 with ease.
Monday, July 02, 2012
I know they love me and want me to be happy and I feel like trapped by them somehow. We put our loved ones in a defined "box". Look around the dinner table and think about the roles that each family member has in the family dynamic. Funny one, peacemaker, planner, etc. It is wonderful to have a place in this dynamic and to truly belong. And that role can be suffocating. My time in this family (11 years) has placed me in many roles--baker, comforter, organizer, nurturer and, the topic of this blog, dieter. I discovered this week that the family sees me as someone on a perpetual diet and not all of those diets are helpful or healthy. In fact, in the eyes of my family none of those diets have been positive.
I discovered this when I talked with them, finally, about Sparkpeople and the program I have decided to follow here. I got eye rolls and heavy sighs. They shared with me how they feel about this part of my life journey. Wow! I own that. I have been on this journey for years and I have not been committed enough to make progress. Until now. I asked them to give me on emore chance and walk with me on this Sparkpeople journey, for real. What I know about my family is we all embrace those who are truly making an effort in life. And they are embracing me. One day at a time. And now we're doing it together because I had the courage to share, commit and ask for support.
I love my family and I am working on loving me too. Quite a journey.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Taken from BBONET's Blog
I have added my name to the bottom of the list.
Never Quit Pledge
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Today, I promise I will not quit.
I pledge that no matter, how many ups and downs I pass through, I will continue on my journey.
I pledge to make a NEW START today, and forgive myself for my past, and to stop being so critical of myself.
I pledge to take control of myself, to stop making excuses, and stop blaming other people or situations.
I pledge to treat myself as I would my best friend, because that is who I am.
I pledge to stay in the race and to be a WINNER!
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