Saturday, July 26, 2014
Okay, at the beginning of this year I set a goal to reach by December 31st..... and I'm really making progress!
I think many of us have that "litmus test" pair of jeans. You know what I'm talking about.... the ones that used to fit, but got too tight, then after awhile there was no way that pair of jeans was going to even slide up past your thighs but you can't bear to part with them.... oh yeah, that's what I'm talking about!
The last time I wore my "litmus test" jeans was more than a few years ago. They were the best pair of jeans I ever bought, and were expensive! So for the past few years as I have paired down my wardrobe and donated clothing that was too small for me.... but, I couldn't bring myself to donate those jeans.
I'd set a deadline.... I would talk to myself (yes, I really do). "Judy", I'd say in my most determined voice, "if you don't fit in these jeans by the end of December they are going to the donation box! I really mean it this time, this is your LAST CHANCE!" I thought that perhaps that would get me motivated to get myself in better shape and to a healthier weight. No, that kind of talk just didn't work.
What has been working is just the day in and day out staying the course. It's not rocket science. It is simply moving forward and making smart choices (most of the time) so that new habits we be formed. Why didn't I think of that before???? Well, better late than never! Nope, no reason to beat myself up over what I could have done in the past. It's today that counts! I (and anyone else) can make healthy choices today that will develop into healthy habits tomorrow.
Soooo, back to the pants. This morning when I got up I felt.... smaller. Mmmmmm, it was just last weekend I tried those pants on and they would not zip up.... was quite a struggle to button them and I didn't want to damage the zipper forcing them to zip. That was LAST WEEKEND! Crazy me, why try them on again? But I did..... and.... (drum roll please....) I ZIPPED THEM UP! I am doing the happy dance!!!
Now, they are still too tight to wear in public, but that will come soon! Sooner than the end of this year! It tickles me to my toes, and I think many here at SP can relate to that.
So my point is after all this rambling. Just keep making those healthy choices every day. Have patience, and things do move in the right direction. It may take awhile, but slow and steady wins the race. Keep sparking everyone!