Tuesday, January 05, 2010
~A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.~ - Stephen Dolley Jr.
I posted this quote on my Spark Page today and got thinking about what it is saying.
Speaking with a Spark Pal last night we discussed a mutual Spark Pal who had done so well reaching her goal and the one thing that we both agreed on was the steady weight loss, the never giving up or giving in on her healthy journey.
Ironically I read her Blog today (Kitt52) and she said ~~I guess the feeling for food will never go away so I need to deal with it... ~~
So back to this quote ~A man who wants something will find a way; a man who doesn't will find an excuse.~
How many excuses do we make to justify why we eat unhealthy, why we can't workout, why we don't drink our water, why we put everyone else in top priority, why we let an upset in our day throw us off our program?????
It's time to look at those who are successful in their weight loss journey at what they did. Yes they worked darn hard for where they are, but they kept their eye on their goal, they persevered, they stopped making the excuses.
it's time for me to stop making the excuses, how about you?
Friday, January 01, 2010
For a challenge on one of my teams we have to do a relection on 2009 and our goals for 2010. I was reading through my Sparks team boards and came across this post on a link to something from Jillian on Biggest Loser and wanted to share this.
~~~It happens — you over-indulged over the holidays, missed a few workouts and now you feel like you've fallen off the weight-loss wagon. It's tempting to mentally slap yourself around, right? (Or head for the fridge.) Before you start, I want to remind you of something: Being hard on yourself is so 2009 — that's the Old You.
The New You knows how to deal with setbacks and get back on the wagon. And after all, there are no mistakes, just learning experiences. Weight loss is a process — it takes time. You will encounter small failures — everyone does — but every pound you gain can be lost.
And if you miss a workout, it's not the end of the world! Get to the gym the next day and continue to focus on your short-term goals. Just because you made bad choices today doesn't mean you can't start over tomorrow. New day? New beginning. And don't you forget it! ~~~
So 2009 is the old me and 2010 will be the new me.... and am finished looking back at 2009 as it wasn't a good year for me but I know 2010 will be a wonderful year for me.
My goal is to get under 200 lbs by my birthday and I have until Sept 5th to get this accomplished.
My first week's challenge in January is to workout daily for 30 min.
Exercise has always been a challenge for me so I know this is something I need to do.
I will also be doing my detox program from Simply for Life, I need to get rid of my sugar cravings and junk food cravings that I've allowed over the holidays. This means being very strict with my starchy foods, only one serving daily for 3 weeks.
Sunday, December 27, 2009
I'm getting ready to move forward into the new year.
Let's just say that 2009 is one of those years that I want to forget, however I always try to stay positive and will use what happened in 2009 as a lesson learned.
To say it was stressful is an understatement, to say that I gave in to the stress is a true statement. Using it for an excuse to go off my program for a lot of the year is a great excuse for an emotional eater.
And Christmas this year was a festive feast for me. So one thing I have learned is to stop beating up on myself, it has happened and what I need to do is the following:
Confess, forgive myself and move forward. Look out 2010 !
Thursday, December 17, 2009
This joke is not meant to offend anyone.....
A Little Christmas Story
A Christmas Story for people having a bad day:
When four of Santa's elves got sick, the trainee elves did not produce
toys as fast as the regular ones, and Santa began to feel the
Then Mrs Claus told Santa her Mother was coming to visit,
which stressed Santa even more.
When he went to harness the reindeer, he found that three of them
were about to give birth and two others had jumped the fence and were out,
Heaven knows where.
Then when he began to load the sleigh, one of the floorboards cracked,
the toy bag fell to the ground and all the toys were scattered.
Frustrated, Santa went in the house for a cup of apple cider and a shot of rum.
When he went to the cupboard, he discovered the elves had drank all the cider
and hidden the liquor.
In his frustration, he accidentally dropped the cider jug, and it broke into hundreds
of little glass pieces all over the kitchen floor.
He went to get the broom and found the mice had eaten all the straw off the end
of the broom.
Just then the doorbell rang, and irritated Santa marched to the door, yanked it open, and there stood a little angel with a great big Christmas tree.
The angel said very cheerfully, 'Merry Christmas, Santa. Isn't this a lovely day?
I have a beautiful tree for you. Where would you like me to stick it?'
And so began the tradition of
the little angel on top of the Christmas tree.
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