Saturday, February 05, 2011
This morning up bright and early--fighting my way across my ice-coated back step--off to the gym for some cardio...fifteen minutes of an interval workout on the treadmill and then off to a grueling hour long spin class....felt totally amazing after. Then off to a family dinner at my parents' and got to spend a great afternoon with my grandsons--a perfect afternoon...back home watching RED with my son now...
Today's workout marked gym day #7-6 spin classes 4 strength training days! Loved every minute.
I realized today that I was falling into the same old pattern of passing the blame for my slide on everything/everyone else besides myself. I was merely making excuses for my lapses and in turn felt guilty, and had a lot of self-loathing--which all was detrimental and allowed the vicious cycle to continue.
Taking responsibility and not making any excuses was step one in retaking control and getting back on track. Realizing that I could make whatever steps necessary to make sure I get my exercise and eat properly regardless of what life threw my way. Of course things are quite simple right now since I don't have to babysit my grandson and it's the off-season for umpiring so I'm not dealing with excessive knee pain, so it's pretty simple to embrace my personnel time and workouts. But, I feel as if I'm better prepared to meet those challenges when the are presented after this experience. I also have a bit of a dangling-carrot in the upcoming wedding of my daughter, on May 5, 2012 and that will help keep me focused on the prize, so-to-speak...
Thursday, February 03, 2011
Busy and interesting day today. Started at the gym for my leg day lift and spin class...both went very well; showered at the gym-off to the hair salon, where on a whim I changed my hair color and style...kind of like it....then off to visit my mother and found her having an excellent day! We had a great visit, talked about the two babaies, Scarlett's wedding planning and her catichism and she was clear, lucid and sounding very strong all this after she was able to get showered for the first time in ages! She was able to enjoy having the newspaper read to her by the volunteer and ate three meals today. My dad was able to get out of the house to do some shopping and then go to the gym, which made my mom happy! So I'm sitting here tonight feeling extremely happy and savoring good days like this....I know I wont always have this but for today it was good!
Tuesday, February 01, 2011
This journey requires eating properly and exercising to drop pounds and get healthy. But I keep coming back to the most important tool, our brains. You can be your own biggest enemy because if we don't believe in ourselves, we'll never reach our goals. The key is using those unconscious thoughts to our advantage.
Be positive. Sometimes just thinking something over and over can make it come true. For example, if you believe weight loss is impossible, you'll never do it. Retrain your brain: Every time a negative thought pops into your head, change it to an upbeat one. Soon the new way of thinking will become second-nature.
Get visual. If you don't have a clear image of what you want to achieve it's harder to be successful. Close your eyes and see yourself as if you've achieved your goal. Every time you do this your unconscious becomes a little more convinced that it's possible.
Keep a happiness list. It's easy to dwell on disappointments, but paying attention to only what goes wrong can make you feel like a loser and sap your energy. Change your focus by writing down what you're grateful for. As you start to see all you've been blessed with, you'll feel more compowered to actually go after what you want.
My happiness list for today is:
1. I'm grateful for my husband! He's my best friend and partner. He's made everyday of my life happier and more fulfilling. I wouldn't change one thing about our life together!
2. My children. Each of the five has a special place in my heart, and has made our family complete.
3. My two grandsons--who knew they could fill your heart with such joy and happiness! Jackson and Jamison are such a joy!
4. My parents, who have shown me by example what love is. Watching my father care for my mother during this past year, without complaint, makes me realize what a special relationship they have.
5. My health--at 55 I'm fortunate to be able to exercise and do the physical things I love!
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