Saturday, September 28, 2013
I have been away from Spark People for quite some time and during this time away I had to be REAL with myself. I've had to dig deep within myself to embark on this come back of wellness and physical fitness. I've had to come to grip with the real reason I have used food as a drug to comfort and to numb me through the vicissitudes of life. The stressors that triggers the overindulgences such as: relationships, family, friends, children, failures, successes (yes successes!) , rejection, abandonment, resentment and betrayals. I had to face off with the TRUTH. This was an AHA! moment for me on many, many levels but I knew that in order to get to the root of the REAL matter with food I had to go deep and peel back the layers that covered why my eating habits, and physical fitness had tipped the scale.
This time I return with sheer determination and focus .
I am committed to this healthy living journey. Its about ME, and the totality of myself. My physical well being, mentally, spiritually, relationally, financially and emotionally .
I've started on a journey again that has been a life long struggle for me, but I have a new perspective on why I am so motivated and determined on this leg of the journey because.... Its about ME! I must conquer the fear that I have of being defeated and achieve the goals that I have set for myself once and for all and incorporate them into a lifestyle not just a temporary fix. I must prioritize MYSELF of importance to know that my workouts are for ME and about ME. I've tried the fad diets the pills and even DENIAL yes!! Denial its a super... POWERFUL drug its kept me high for years...., but I had to embark upon implementing real changes and accepting the TRUTH of why
I am where I am and what I need to do to incorporate life changing transformations for ME!
I love the new ME as each day goes by more and more. I love the fact that I am now doing the things I really love. Reading, writing, ministering, becoming athletic again. I'm walking, cycling, and I am even training to run again . I love the early morning track walks. It gives me the opportunity to enjoy the nature that God created as I walk and talk to God.
I have learned to know that remaining consistent to REAL changes in your life equals RESULTS and if you take the time to implement necessary changes RESULTS will follow.... the next time you feel like giving up, throwing in the towel, feeling defeated, having a pity party and skipping that workout remember its about ME!
I LOVE ME!!! and
Friday, October 22, 2010
Okay so this weight loss and healthy living journey is a serious obstacle for me however, I have been doing so well up to this week. I slowly feel like I'm losing momentum with my workouts and eating habits. Up until this point I have been doing so well. Tracking my food and caloric intake, drinking my 64oz of water, walking 5 days a week at least 2.5 miles, totally cutting the sodas (to date I have been 71 days soda free!!!!) and watching my sugar intake.
With all these changes I have made thus far I have loss 10.1+lbs (could be more didn't weigh in initially). My willpower has been stronger than ever and my mental has been "determined". I knew that I had to mentally prepare to take on this huge life changing journey before I could even get started so prior to July 2010' I started to condition mentally for two weeks to tackle this obesity.
With all that being said this week has been quite challenging. I am still motivated, and determined however, my workout sessions, caloric and water intake has been a challenge. Although, I did face this challenge due to a major tootache ache (urgh!!!!) this week. I was still determined to workout in spite of even if it meant only walking one mile so thats what I did (except for Monday 3 miles) . When I begin to think..about the fact that I went to workout for 30 mins each day and missed Tuesday due to the excruciating tooth pain that seems to be a determined gesture of meeting my goal and continuing with my healthy living, but I am still not satisfied with just that.
So here I am today upset because my fitness minutes are down and my water intake this week was not good at all. Not to mention some of the high calories that I intook. How did I do so well up until this point and then just decrease in all of these areas within a week?? I feel like Iam losing momentum. I want to jump start my momentum again and get motivated like I was before. If I be honest part of the problem is I am soooooo anxious to lose the weight and feel healthier than I have ever been. However, I am going to continue to put one foot in front of the other and continue with this journey. I gotta get my momentum back!
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