Thursday, December 11, 2008
So, I wanted to compile a list of things I'm learning during this slow, long journey to being a healthier me! :-) I will add things to the list as I learn them and hopefully it will be a great learning experience to look back and see what I wrote.
1. The future comes one day at a time. I have to enjoy life today because honestly I will never wake up at my goal weight. I will wake up each day feeling slightly healthier than the day before. Maybe a few ounces lighter... but for the most part it will be unnoticable. Unless I have some past photo or memory to compare it to. I am sometimes guilty of looking towards the future as if life will be "OH SO DIFFERENT' when I reach my goal... goal weight , goal job, goal whatever. But I am who I am because of the choices I make. Therefore, I need to be who I want to be today if I expect to be that person tomorrow! If I want to dress stylishly, be confident, etc I will need to learn those skills RIGHT NOW. At my current weight. :-) Maybe you all knew this already [as I'm sure you did ;) ] but sometimes I write things down so I make sure I don't forget!
2. It's ok to say no. It's ok to say no to others AND myself. I don't have to fold to every craving. I don't have to fear what will happen if I allow myself to change. I am free to say yes or more importantly NO to every experience in my life. We all have choices and the quicker I become aware and responsible for my choices the quicker I can reach my goal! :-)
3. Maybe the outcome isn't as important as the journey; you may get what you need and not what you want.... I'm just writing this to say that I have worked out consistently since June 08 and haven't really lost any weight. I've lost at most 6 pounds... This is despite my working out alllllll the time. [I keep a calendar so I know I am actually burning calories... not to mention I even ran a marathon since June 08]. I may not have lost weight BUT I have enjoyed being able to sleep better, fit into clothes [not all of my old ones though], knowing that no matter how much I weigh I can still be active and out run MANY people... lol, and ultimately if I stay active I can slowly change my eating habits! So I'm remaining positive that if I keep at it, I WILL REACH MY GOALS! and if not... I'll reap alllllllll the other benefits.