Wednesday, February 06, 2013
do the best you can until you know better. then when you know better, do better. maya angelou
i love this! i need to just do what i can, and keep learning and growing.
Tuesday, February 05, 2013
If you're not making mistakes, then you're not doing anything. I'm positive that a doer makes mistakes.
i guess that means all my mistakes are good things, right?
Monday, January 28, 2013
i dropped over 100 lbs. did really well keeping it off for over 6 months--i bounced up and down about 5 lbs from day to day, then winter arrived. between snow and ice, it was very challenging to be outside, so my output went down, even though my input stayed the same. then i had a tooth abscess...blech. then a death in the family. throughout all the yuck, i gained some back. i just wasn't running fast enough, and it caught up with me. i refuse to beat myself up, or throw a pity party, but it's time to get serious. i know what happened, and i know how to fix it, so i'm starting fresh this week. my tooth is gone (i had no idea how much that was zapping me until it was gone--i feel about 10 years younger!!!), the memorial is done, i'm adjusting to indoor exercise, i think i can track calories without moving into the anorexic thing (but i will be accountable on that one to be sure i don't go back to under eating.) so, it's time for a fresh start. i'm going to work hard this year to get the last 30 or 40 lbs GONE.
Saturday, January 26, 2013
i've been thinking about rest a lot lately. pixie-licious posted a great blog: www.sparkpeople.com/mypage_public_jo
i appreciated that i'm not alone in my quest for balance.
it's been a rough couple of months, physically and emotionally. there were times i wanted to push myself to keep up my exercise, but my body just wouldn't let me. it's hard to know when to push and when to rest, and my inclination is generally to push, but i've learned the importance of listening to my body. i remember, early in my health journey, i'd read SP articles about the importance of rest, and dismissed them. it's ok to take down time. exercise is important, but so is recovery.
i've learned so much. i'm not at the weight i hoped to be, but i am content with all i've learned. eventually, i will find my "happy/healthy" weight. in the meantime, i'll just
Thursday, January 24, 2013
i had a tooth removed last week. i didn't realize how cruddy i really felt until i started to feel better after it was gone. what i thought was a serious case of the winter blahs, was my body fighting the infection. i'm starting to feel like myself again...got some serious exercise in yesterday..dancing, walking and jumping. it feels great. i know i can't make up for a month of little exercise, but all is not lost. moving forward.....
ps....i just read an article: www.sparkpeople.com/resource/motivat
ion_articles.asp?id=1150 talking about learning from mistakes.....i realized i have changed my life radically in sooo many ways. when i read what the author said about respecting our limits, this hit me HARD: "I learned the hard way that listening to your body is so important. If you're really fatigued, take a day off. If you're sick and have no energy, rest. Pushing through physical pain, emotional pain, and fatigue is never a good idea. Listen closely to what your body is telling you, and treat it like you would your best friend. Be loving, kind and respectful." this has been one of my biggest challenges...as i was waiting for my dentist appt., i felt horrible...instead of pushing myself, i actually took it easy. i felt guilty, but i reasoned with my crazy-driven self and wisdom ruled---i rested, and allowed my body to fight the infection. sometimes a bigger victory is doing NOTHING. weird, huh?
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