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Ah-Ha moment

Friday, February 22, 2013

This morning I am looking at my fast track goals - drink 8 cups of water.. hmm haven't been doing that so I popped over to my streaks. Hmm stumbling around there too. I felt it coming..... the anxiety and the shame. I couldn't possibly succeeded if I didn't check those little boxes could I? See I knew I couldn't do it. I am not strong enough for this. I missed my workout yesterday and those darn boxes are haunting me and I am a failure.

Wow just writing down the things that were going through my head is kind of funny. No where in that stream of garbage did I ONCE think. I have been eating on track for 6 weeks and have lost 13 lbs. I have completed 4 weeks of Body Revolution and I am feeling stronger than ever. I have made huge changes to my life for the better and am on the right track to living the life I want to lead. I almost let those thoughts swamp me...almost!! No more negative Nelly in my head. I see those little boxes and I choose to see them as a guide to things I want to improve upon as opposed to condemning me for not completing them. I choose the positive and so there is just no room for those negative thoughts in my head anymore.

I believe that my world is completely in my control. I have the strength, the knowledge and the drive to do absolutely anything I set my mind to.

I feel 1000% better just writing this down. I never really understood what the blogs could accomplish for me. I guess that is 2 Ah Ha moments for me today. BONUS!!!

I am going to workout and have a kick butt day :)

  
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SUMTHINGSPECIAL 2/22/2013 12:02PM

    Great job - most of the time we give ourselves little credit for what we have done - and we forget where we have come from. Keep up the positive attitude!

Sumay

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KIMBERLY19732 2/22/2013 10:31AM

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IROCK40 2/22/2013 9:52AM

    April - BR is tough but has all sorts of modification you can do to make it easier or harder. I like Jillian's style and half the time she says just the right thing to make me move a little faster. I am enjoying it tremendously.

Beachbum - Keep moving girl. I love tracking with you in this BR journey.

THANKS!!!

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BEACHBUM4LIFE 2/22/2013 9:16AM

    Congratulations on losing 13 lbs!! That is awesome!!

We can really sabotage ourselves with our negative thoughts! I struggle with this too! I tend to focus more on what I didn't accomplish instead of all the things I did. Sounds like you have made a lot of positive changes over the last several weeks. You should be very proud of yourself!

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EVIE4NOW 2/22/2013 7:58AM

  love your aha moments.

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APRILLPHILLIPS 2/22/2013 7:55AM

    When I write on my blog or journal I have in my weight loss book I can really see my weak points. Just writing can make a huge difference.

I have been seeing alot about the Body Revolution and wondered if it was a good program.

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All of a sudden I realized that it has been over a month!

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

I worked a trade show this past weekend and bought treats for my staff to eat during the day. I never even thought about eating them. I was cooking dinner tonight and realized that I was really hungry. Instead of reaching for anything I pulled out 14 almonds and had a glass of water. That took me to dinner without looking back.

Is it possible that I am developing a healthy relationship with food!?!? It has been over a month since I started tracking and not once have I strayed off my calorie. It hasn't even been hard. I have lost 13 lbs and inches all around and for the very first time I feel like I am on the right path to a healthy maintainable life style.


Life is good :)

  
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COLLEENROSTE 2/20/2013 5:28AM

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doesn't it feel great !

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MCFITZ2 2/19/2013 11:14PM

    Great. Proud of your progress. emoticon

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SHAMROCKY2K 2/19/2013 10:43PM

    What a great positive example you are!! emoticon

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MKMMARTY 2/19/2013 9:40PM

    Well done - keep going - you will succeed

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FUTUREDOC228 2/19/2013 9:37PM

    Good for you, that is awesome!!! Keep up the good work! emoticon

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I never believed it would happen..

Saturday, February 09, 2013

I work most weekends so they tend to be busier than my weekdays. I was up at 7am and out the door. I ran all day stopping in between to pick up my sons skates then waited after I finished work to get his skates sharpened and thenhad an hour to get a meal into everyone before hockey. The rest of the family got hamburgers and I spent the extra few minutes to make myself something the fit my calories for the day. I even revamped my menu to be sure I had enough calories to snack later :) Victory # 1

Off to the rink for a crazy hockey game and all of a sudden its 8pm and we are walking into the house. I have been running since 7am and suddenly all I can think is I need to at least get 30 mins of exercise in. I had a brief mental struggle with the "you don't need to demon" fighting a good fight but I ignored it and pulled on my running shoes. NEVER before have I voluntarily exercised after dinner without forcing myself to do it. I am thrilled and loving the evolution of this new habit.

  
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SUPER_ACE115 2/9/2013 11:41PM

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It's amazing what happens to us when we start making healthy choices. Those choices become habits and we feel "off" when we don't do what we should.

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HEAVENLYMORNING 2/9/2013 10:33PM

  Good for you, that is a wonderful accomplishment! :) emoticon emoticon

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LAWANDMUSIC 2/9/2013 10:05PM

    Kudos!

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Onederland!!

Wednesday, February 06, 2013

I have finally figured out how to use my why to feel absolutely super about this journey. I have been on track with my diet for almost a month and I am into week 3 of Body revolution. I feel better and slimmer but I was terrified to get on the scale. The scale has been my downfall many times. I get moving and seem to be doing well and I get on the scale and don't see a change. Feelings of disappointment and hopelessness take me under and I quit.

Today I stand in my bathroom staring at the hated scale. I desperately want to know but I also don't want to need to know. Why can't I use my NSV and be happy about it? What is it about this number???

I got on the darn scale. DOWN 9 lbs!! back into onederland! There take that scale! I put it away so I can't see it and I am going to move forward reveling in my small NSV but oh boy do I feel amazing to see such a positive move.

  
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BETTER_LUCK 2/7/2013 6:22AM

    I have the same love-hate relationship with the scale. Who knew a relationship with an inanimate object could be so complicated, huh? LOL.

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JEFEIST 2/6/2013 6:56PM

    Great Job! Keep up the good work - you are an inspiration

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My why

Saturday, February 02, 2013

I am supposed to have solid reasons why I want to accomplish this goal of getting into shape and losing the weight. Apparently just wanting to be fit is not good enough, I need to know WHY. In order to commit to it I need to dig deep and see the big picture. I have been trying and have thought of many "classic" reasons who sound good but mean little to me. I want to play with my kid... I already play with my kid. I want to improve my health to stay healthy enough to meet my grandchildren (my poor kid is 9 :).. I have no health issues that I need to correct. They are excellent reasons but aren't real to me. I was starting to panic a little. What if I don't have a deep down reason, does that mean I won't get there, I won't succeed???? and then it hit me. I want to FINISH IT. I am tired of quitting, of "failing", of falling apart. My big WHY is that I want to prove to myself and anyone else who cares :) that I can do it. I can take control of my life, my emotions and my weight and be the person I know I can be. Phew, panic over :)

  
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TIME2BLOOM4ME 2/3/2013 12:57PM

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SHAMROCKY2K 2/3/2013 12:37AM

    Do it for future YOU.. so you can live a long, healthy, happy life. The sooner you start the more likely this will all be to become habit.


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EMMATHIS 2/2/2013 9:16PM

  Finishing it is a good enough reason for me. Yes you can do it.
So can I. Just relax and DO IT! emoticon

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