Tuesday, April 16, 2013
I can not come up with anything profound about this tragedy, so I will let a smart and gentle man speak for me.
Monday, April 15, 2013
Set a goal today! I have read lots about setting goals for yourself and most times it is suggested to start small and change one thing at a time. However, when I began this seriously a little over a week ago, I made a lot of goals because I needed to feel "all in" with this commitment. While I may not end up meeting all my goals, I think having a lot of them helps me because they sort of tie in together for me. If I am taking the time to exercise, I am more likely to drink my water and eat healthy and vice versa. Also, if I have a lot of goals and miss one, I still can be positive because I was successful in another goal. What works best for you? Focus on one goal at a time or juggling many?
Saturday, April 13, 2013
I feel proud this week! I drank water, exercised at least 60 minutes every day, tracked my calories, and did not eat out or order take out. If I shared these details with most people, I would probably be seen as arrogant. My husband is my biggest and only cheerleader, even though he did bring home a bag of BBQ potato chips last night. But, hey, he gave up our usual Friday night pizza and wings supper. I need to feel proud, but be ready to feel humble, also. Every week is not going to be great. I am so thankful for all of you. It is inspiring to get my daily dose of successes, failures, commitment and dedication to a more healthy lifestyle. Hopefully, you will indulge me in the same way. Be proud, be prepared to be humble, when necessary, and then get right back to the feeling of pride! Make your weekend count and boost your self-esteem!
Thursday, April 11, 2013
"Where there is no struggle, there is no strength." - Oprah Winfrey
As I was reading Coach Nicole's reasons to exercise and she mentioned strength, I immediately thought of the physical aspect of it. I am not into high intensity workouts (at least not yet), nor do I love working out, but I do love how it makes me feel. I lost 60 pounds and gained 25 back. While there were some changes in my meds and I wasn't being as vigilant about my diet, I stopped exercising completely. I am now convinced that, for me, mental strength is even more important. The ability to work on keeping yourself healthy day in and day out requires mental toughness. Maybe this time I should focus on that and everything will fall into place!
Tuesday, April 09, 2013
I've been thinking about confidence today, since I am trying to read one of Coach Nicole's reasons to work out every single day. It strikes me that you can be both confident and unconfident with different aspects of your life. I am seen as one of the most confident teachers at my school - able to handle anything that is thrown my way and teaching makes me feel good. Now I have to connect the dots so that looking and feeling good are just as, or more important than my job. So...even though I am no where near my goal, confidence will come as I stick to eating healthy and exercising. Hopefully, it is a cycle. I become more confident when I stick to my goals and, when I stick to my goals, I become more confident! "I am not a has-been. I am a will-be." - Lauren Bacall
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