Thursday, April 05, 2012
I'm in the home stretch now! Can't believe I finished Week 7 today! It was kinda hard especially today because I've gotten so side tracked these last few days. Been crazy busy with Easter around the corner and trying to get my daughter everything. So I ended up taking a 3 day break between Week 7 Day 2 and Week 7 Day 3, let me just say that was a HUGE mistake. It really took it's toll on me when I ran today. I really felt out of shape again, so note to self. It seems easier to run even when I'm sore from just resting one day than to take a longer break and run and feel back at square one. But I pushed through it and kept reminding myself how far I've come, there's no going back. This is seriously the longest I've ever stuck to a workout routine, even if I fell off track those few days, it's OK. It's like falling off a horse, you just get right back up =-)
Don't beat yourself up about it, things happen you just keep going and prove to yourself that you are so capable of doing anything, even if at first it seems impossible, it's not. I know it's easy to get discouraged and to have self doubts, believe me I know it all too well. But remember why you started to begin with. Are you happy living in your old habits? Are you happy being overweight? I really have to ask myself that when I feel doubt coming on. And of coarse my answer is NO!! lol I'm so tired of being tired. Honestly I feel like I'm in prison, like I'm imprisoned in this body. This isn't me, this is just what's holding me back. There's a healthy woman dying to get out and to live her life, I'm fighting for her, I'm fighting for my life. It's not easy to be overweight, but I made bad choices that got me here, Now it's time to make the right choices to get me out. I'm at a point in my life where I realize I need to change, not later, but NOW. My health is deteriorating before me, I was in denial before but I see it now. Diabetes was a huge red flag, so were other things, back problems, even my heart hurts at times for no reason. I need to change. I sit here and I think 5 years from now, maybe even less if I don't change where will I be? I know for a fact I'll gain more weight, then what?, more health problems, death? I mean really, it's scary to put it into perspective but I think that's what I need.
You know I never have been a blogger, this is the first time I've ever done anything like this. But I gotta tell you, blogging has helped me so much to come to terms with things I've been in denial about for so long. It really helps to take accountability for what your eating or what exercises your doing. One thing I really love about this is the feedback I get from everyone. I love how positive you all are, I read everyone comments and try to write everyone back. Sometimes I'm not on as often as I'd like to be but I just want to take the time and say THANK YOU ALL from the bottom of my heart for every kind word, everyones ever said to me. You'll never know how much all of you have helped me to continue my journey and to not give up. I get really inspired and your kind words always give me that boost I need to keep going.
So I hope I can inspire others as well! Here's some quotes for today, hope you all have a good one!
Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize how close they
were to success when they gave up. - Thomas Edison
Enter every activity without giving mental recognition to the possibility
of defeat. Concentrate on your strengths instead of your weaknesses, on
your powers instead of your problems. - Paul J. Meyer
Toughness is in the soul and spirit, not in muscles. - Alex Karras
No matter who you are, no matter what you do, you absolutely,
positively do have the power to change. - Bill Phillips