Thursday, July 16, 2009
"To the question of your life you are the answer, and to the problems of your life you are the solution." ~Joe Cordare
Well, after gaining the pound last week I pushed myself and was able to lose that pound plus some. Not only did I lose the weight but I gained a better feeling about myself. I have gone through and revamped my workout schedule and routine, it now seems to be working better. YAY!!
With this slump, though, came the possibility that I may not reach my goal of another 20lbs by July 22, unles by some miracle I am able to lose 10 lbs in one week. Personally I don't think that is realistic for me, so I'm OK with not meeting my next goal. Does that mean I'm going to change them, no. I believe that if i continue to work at the rate I'm going that I'll be able to make of for my lost time eventually. I will leave all the dates the same and set a new goal to catch up. It may be my next dated goal or the one after, but I will get it all back under control so that I may reach my goal weight on my original goal date.....if not sooner. I CAN do it and I WILL do it.
With the help of Sparkpeople and all my sparkfriends it will get done and life will continue to be great.
Friday, July 10, 2009
"You gain strength, courage, and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, "I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along." . . . You must do the thing you think you cannot do."
I weighed in on Wednesday and gained a pound. This was my first pound gained since February, now there have been a couple of times when I neither loss nor gained, but never actually gained. It has taken me two days to ponder this. I was really bummed that I had gained b/c I just knew that it would through my goals all off kilter; but by the time I went to bed I started to realize that it was only one pound and I could recover.
These last two days have been spent reflecting on my journey and I have now found where my slips where and what I could do to help balance them back out. I noticed that I have gone two weeks with only one workout session a week...wow! I was also feeling sluggish and unmotivated, I'm pretty sure because my body wasn't being energized. After my workout today I feel much better and have become more determined to do better this next week.
I know one pound isn't a lot, but I think I had gotten so use to not gaining any weight that it struck me as a warning; which I will heed and take as useful information to my lifestyle change strategies.
Saturday, June 27, 2009
"The water is your friend. You don't have to fight with water, just share the same spirit as the water, and it will help you move."
I love the water and being in it makes me feel so much more relaxed. Swimming is something I have always loved and found out today I can still spend hours out in the water. I find that when I am out there, I have no worries. I swim, I play, I float and relax. I just love it, it is a part of me. It has been a long time since I've been able to swim in just a swimsuit with out shorts over it. I'm so excited about swimming that I think I'm going to start taking my nieces and nephews to the beach (or what can be construed as a beach here in Iowa) at least twice a week.
Saturday, May 09, 2009
"Every day you may make progress. Every step may be fruitful. Yet there will stretch out before you an ever-lengthening, ever-ascending, ever-improving path. You know you will never get to the end of the journey. But this, far from discouraging, only adds to the joy and glory of the climb."
-Sir Winston Churchill, from the essay 'Painting as a Pastime', published at the end of Thoughts and Adventures.
So, so very true! I like the fact that my journey to a healthy lifestyle will never end. It is forever! Not only that, but it keeps me motivated knowing that there will always be ways I can improve and change what I am doing to make life more wonderful.
Just today I improved my path a little. I realized that I am burning way more calories that I had originally set my goal to, which is awesome, but I needed to reset my goals. It is very invigorating to know that my stamina and excitement is improving and taking me in a new direction. This week I have made many changes to my original plan and it's all due to the fact that I am feeling and knowing that I can do more than I could when I started. Yay Me! and good luck to everyone on carving their own paths.
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