Friday, December 24, 2010
An update on how the “Just 10” bracelet is working.
It’s serving as a “food showdown” challenge. What do I want more
– that piece of candy or a smaller butt?
That extra helping or to be able to reach a new PR on my next run?
The habit of eating in front of the TV or more time with future grandkids?
As I mentioned when I joined SP, something in my brain finally clicked to “DO THIS” instead of “Wish it would happen to a nice girl like me.”
One day I got up and walked a 5K to the bull statue of Major, the Durham mascot.
And walked back.
One day I registered for a half marathon. And completed it. And want to do another. Never mind that I am STILL amazed when I see my car magnet and think “I did a 5K…AND 10 more miles!”
One day I joined a dance class, even though I was obviously the biggest person in there. Now I understand my body better, walk more erect, and love to move.
One day I WILL reach my goal weight, and when I do, I will have the tools to maintain it. Because I did it the right way – by making it a lifestyle, not a die-t. By having fun, not by depriving myself. When I look at all the vegetables in a half cup serving, I sometimes wonder “how am I going to eat all this food?”
So as we prepare for our New Year’s resolution, remember that YOU HAVE THE POWER TO REACH YOUR GOALS. Just remember to AIM STRAIGHT AT THE TARGET, and keep shooting your arrows (or darts) until you reach it.
Hit the bull’s eye.
Or as we “turtles” like to say, “Today is a good day to kick some bunny butt!”
Don’t stop until you’ve CROSSED that FINISH LINE!