Thursday, December 01, 2011
I was just typing on someone's blog and realized how much I love SP. This is truly a wonderful place. A community where we all inspire and motivate others . A place where one can feel safe to openly discuss WEIGHT. And a lot of time its more than that, its somewhat of a supportive network!
Anywho, December is here and the year is coming to a close. There is still time to meet your goals (not just weight). And if you don't think of the accomplishments that you have made thus far. If you are like me, I'm super happy that I have literally change my lifestyle into a healthy one throughout the WHOLE year!!
Wish you all a Happy December! Embrace each moment with love and peace! And my prayers to those that the Holidays is hard due to death of a loved one.
Saturday, November 05, 2011
In the midst of my running I realized the importance of rewards. I couldn't believe how far I've come. With each milestones that I have met for myself I hadn't complimented and/or rewarded myself. I stepped back and looked at the numbers. Although I am not where I want to be I have come a long way. This time in my weight release journey it was really important for me to do it the old-fashioned way which is exercise and food control. I am very adamant in not taking any weight loss aids or drastic weight loss. I've done both before just to gain it all back plus more.
Anyway, my point is in the midst of the sweat, the huff and puff and the high and lows. Take time to congratulate yourself whether physical or verbal. "YOU are doing it" is what I smile and say to myself. Even if the numbers or measurements are not yet where we want them to be. We are doing it!
I can say for myself, the accomplishments of implementing an active exercise lifestyle, feeling great about myself (inside and out), not wanting to cover up with baggy clothing, consciously thinking about what I am going to eat(not eating massive amount of junk ), running and dancing around with my daughter, wanting to venture to new things, RUNNING (omg I can't believe that I am one of those people that want to run outside and don't care who's watching) and releasing 60 pounds. I am excited of where I am going and what I have learned. So to that among many other things I congratulate myself. I also congratulate everyone else who stay on the journey for a better self. Each sweat, tear, pound and pain is worth rewarding. The reward may not be physical but step back and give yourself a mental pep rally, you deserve it!!
Thursday, October 13, 2011
So I am visiting my parents, family and friends in Florida after I have not seen them in about a year. It's funny how I am receiving weight loss reviews. According to one uncle "wow you look nice...stay that way not good to have a lot of fat". I guess it awakened to me that I really have lost weight ( I don't see it). My parents have even congratulated me on the weight loss. Not saying that I am not happy for the remarks but it just makes me wonder how big I really was. I did not see myself as overweight all these years until last year after seeing a picture of myself, of all places, Facebook. Seeing that picture and noticing the difficulties I had breathing while taking the short flight of steps in my home triggered something in my brain. At 30 I should not be that way and thinking how would I be at 35? At 265 something had to be done. But why I say it's funny now regarding the remarks is that no one told me about my size then. Absolutely no one, not even my husband. It's not that I say this out of anger but out of comfort ( or something like that). But it also makes me think about how would I have taken it? And am I willing to do the same for others without fear of backlash. Even though I know when I saw the need for myself I did it for myself!
During this journey even though I have some ways to go. However, this journey is a springboard for life. I have learned not to limit myself or allow anyone to limit me. To me, my weight loss journey propels me to other goals in my life. Because I know with God I can do all things. Never in a million years would I ever thought that I could run, do Insanity, do Taebo (without stopping), or do a Bootcamp. And I have. We all can, just take one step at a time and keep it moving. No one can do this for you but you. Your own motivator is YOU!
Friday, May 06, 2011
I'm just excited that I'm approaching -30 lbs. This is really a positive adventure of learning about strength, will power, discipline and courage! It's funny that out all the accomplishments that I've had in life, weight loss and food has always been challenging. However, now thanks to SP I have learned more about food and weight. This has propelled me to empower myself and educate myself about what goes into my mouth! This is important for me because I've lost weight before however gained it back. And I attribute it to my mind not equipped and educated for healthy weight management and turning to quick fixes.
But overall, I thank God for SP. This site has motivated in so many ways. I am feeling good from the inside out!!!!!!!!
Get An Email Alert Each Time LOVE7755 Posts