Monday, January 04, 2010
It's always a great feeling to have an excellent workout for the day completed. Although my knee is a bit swollen, I feel really good from having it completed. Using the HR monitor is really my biggest motivator to work hard in spin class, and finding a new lifting program always has me charged up to go. So basking in the afterglow is making my day.
Isn't it funny how we are our own worst enemies at times? Procrastination, lateness, being disorganized, pessimism, not being honest with yourself, severe self-criticism, downplaying achievements, focusing only on weaknesses while ignoring strengths, keeping goals a secret, demanding perfection, giving up after a small setback--these are all ways you can make it tough to be (and do) your best. Once we ditch all of those "goal killers" we can make progress and use that as a building block to build ourselves up rather than trashing ourselves.
Friday, January 01, 2010
it is time to finally forgive yourself. You've carried the guilt, the shame for long enough. You've kept your wounds open for long enough. The time has to come to let go, to heal. Keep the lessons and let the pain heal. Yes, you know what we are talking about it.
Reading this is important because even after though tomorrow marks my 4 year anniversary, I still haven't let go completely, the guilt of having ever become 300 pounds. I still always qualify a compliment on my weight loss and how proud of my accomplishment I should be, with some remark about how I should never have been in that position in the first place...and worse in my heart I still always feel somewhat ashamed of myself as well.
But perhaps it's now time to totally get rid of that guilt and shame and focus on the here and now, and the fact that I have taken control and gotten my life back and that life if one of which I can be proud.
I had planned to go to the gym today, but I'm going to push today's workout to Saturday and take the Sat spin class, since there is no spin today. Additionally, with ore sleep I'll give the effort needed and get more out of my lift. I know that sounds like I'm making excuses, which is contrary to my beliefs, but I'll keep that appt. for sure and taking life's little bumps and keeping your stride is also part of making this a lifetime commitment!
Happy New Year! May this year be all that we hoped for and more, and may all our resolutions become lifestyles; to infinity and beyond!
Thursday, December 31, 2009
Happy to say I ended the year in great fashion! After my October knee injury my intensity/commitment to cardio was now where it has been for the past 3 years. After having been cardio-free for 3 weeks I've been slow and somewhat apprehensive in terms of cardio/specifically spinning. So this past week has seen a return to wearing the HRM and being re-committed to total effort. It feels great! Even though we had a few inches of snow on the ground this morning (NY eve) I made my way to the gym and feel great for doing so! I'm also pleased to have been completely on track with my food--getting my serving sizes back in check and eating clean--no pretzels. I had harbored thoughts of waiting until the NY but proudly, decided not to put it off, but to jump back in with both feet! So here's to seeing my 4 year anniversary of health and fitness in properly! Keep it on for 2010 and beyond!!!!!
Happy New Year!!!!!!!!!
Wednesday, December 30, 2009
We'll probably be thinking about the good things in our lives and our loved ones. But, we should take a moment to consider how lucky ew are to be here in the first place. In the 21st century, we can experience more in a month than most people throughout history did in a lifetime. Instead of appreciating that fact, we usually just end up wanting to do and have more. We look at what's wrong rather than what's right. This is a perfect time to take a look at our lives and priorities again. We've been given the gift of a lifetime of moments. Accept the gift and prove ourselves worthy.
It's often difficult to realize this, but it's certainly worth contemplating. Just a few short years ago, this site wasn't even available to us, and now, what would we do without it? I often look at my family, and my life, and realize that I wouldn't change a thing, given the opportunity, the result of all my past, the good and bad, are right here to prove that what's past makes what's in the present, worth living for....
My workouts so far this week have been fabulous and encouraging me to get up each morning and do it again. Not sure how things will unfold next week when I have my grandson to babysit on Thursday and Friday, but I'll have to find a way to keep my gym appointments set in stone....
Here's hoping that 2010 is the best year yet!
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
January 2, 2010 will mark my 4 year anniversary of eating healthy and exercising daily. If someone had asked me in 2006 if I would still be living this healthy lifestyle after 4 years, I probably would have laughed, or at the very least been skeptical of answering yes. Because there was nothing in my past attempts do so, that would lend itself to a belief that I could continue to maintain the efforts needed to stay fit and thin.
I know for certain that of all the tools I utilized to achieve my current state, SP was most important. It amazes me that more people don't jump on the Spark bandwagon because there really isn't a better way of losing weight, and you certainly can't beat the price...
While I have not been as active on the site, I still see myself as a SP member and will continue to remain such forever. I will be making a regular visit to my page daily and follow the methodology more closely as the holidays are now past.
Your smallest actions add up to something big
Everything you do makes a difference. By setting a goal of daily log-ins, I will be able to continue my healthy lifestyle.
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