A lot has changed for me in the last month in terms of my activity. I started a new job and the change in activity hasreally had an efffect on me. My job is in retail so I spend all of my time walking or standing. I love the fact that I am more active but I am concerned about making the proper adjustments to eat well and maintain my current weight loss and continue to my goal.
Not surprisingly I have gained about five pounds over the past month. I have become irregular again and I've even been to McD's a few times. I can pretty much put my finger on the mistakes I've been making so now it's just about discpline. I have to get back on track so I don't get all blowed up again. Now is the time and today is the day. Here we go!!!
I talk to people everywhere I go and I find so often the conversation turns to health and weight loss. There may be a comment about someone on a magazine or a story about a friend or even (and most likely) a personal experience. What I have found though with each new conversation is a varying response about how the attempt was carried out and what the best method is for getting results. The one consistency though is that is you don't do anything you won't lose any weight.
So my question is should a person just go on a diet or just do exercise or do both? What has worked for you and what would you suggest? Oh and don't forget to tell me why. Thanks in advance for all your comments. I look forward to chatting.
For the past month I have been losing weight like crazy. In the past 2 weeks I've lost over 6 inches all over my body. Being on my cycle kind of stunted my loss of pounds but I am so ecstatic about being able to fit into some of my old clothes. YAY! I can only imagine what progress will be made over the next few days not to mention the next few weeks.
So many times we hear people say they are starting over. Well, until you realize that you are not a time traveler nor a manipulator of the laws of physics, you may find yourself starting over again and again. To me that just seems a little redundant so I'm taking the advice of one of my business mentors (Chris Gardner) and I encourage you all to do the same and "Start Where You ARE". That basically means that you recognize the past as having to led you up to this point. At the same time you realize that there is no need to try and go back there to undo your choices that led to today. If you are anything like me, the problem = beating yourself up with the constant woulda, coulda, shoulda....right? Well those days are over and today is a NEW DAY! So start right where you are and breathe deeply as you embrace the opportunity to make new choices, to choose differently and move forward because of what you have learned in the past. Allow all that energy spent and all the decisions done to catapult you into the future you want because TODAY YOU KNOW BETTER!
Start where you are and be your personal best...not measured against someone else or based on their ideas. Take the time REQUIRED to get to know yourself and embrace all of who you are to get to be where your dreams will take you. Today you have an opportunity to choose what you will do with the rest of your life.....create the circumstances that will allow you to achieve your dreams. MAKE IT GOOD!!!
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PERSONAL AWARENESS (JJ's Master Your Metabolism)+ PERSONAL DEVELOPMENT (CG's Start Where You Are) = PERSONAL SUCCESS (YOUR PERSONAL BEST)
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Since my last blog entry I have regained my motivation and been much more active over the past almost 3 weeks now. I joined the Biggest Loser Lemon Team for support and motivation and I am really getting into the challenges now. This week has been very busy but very good and I'm determined to keep up my progress. I have a new smartphone (Android) and the SP App was one of the first I added. I love the convenience. I don't always get on to log in for the day but now I know I won't miss a beat. So here I go. 15 lbs in 10 weeks. Definitely an achievable goal. See you in the after. ENJOY!!!