I had many blunders this week but on the other hand I had many great moments and non scale victories. First....I walked over five hours this week. that also doesn't include the two days of biking that I did on my stationary bike. I started my days off on the right track. Now by evening I may have slipped a bit but all in all so far i've had four out of six days being great. For me that is progress. We will all slip but it is how we choose to pick ourselves up that matters. I choose to continue this journey and maybe just maybe I will see results...I can only do this one day at a time.
Shout "YES" if you are ready to take a small positive action today to get one step closer towards reaching your goals!
YES YES YES YES!!!!!
I can't do any more than that at a time. So I better begin.
I have begun and begun yet again so many times on my journey to goal that I guess at this point i'm thinking what is the point. I will never see that "magic number" because I give up so easily. Well i'm here to tell ya that isn't true. I just have to plan, follow, and do. How hard can that be really? Very hard if your me and the devil perched on your shoulder keeps pushing you forward and it isn't on your journey it is on your butt.
Well I can and I will do this. I will look that little devil in the eye and say NO. I mean it isn't going to be easy but the end results are going to be wonderful.
This could be half of my lack of much loss this week....or not.
I had my weekly weigh in. Oh I was so sure those dang scales would move this week. I mean come on I walked five and a half hours, I counted everything that went into my mouth. I reached some of my fruit and veggies goals, I got my water. So what the heck is 0.2 loss for the week? I was so dang angry I wanted to cry on the scales. Did I you may wonder? Nope. I got upset with myself and then I started looking over my week. But again I did everything I could plus. So what is up with that again I ask?
Well we certainly can't force our bodies to just drop the weight. So If 0.2 each week is what I get I guess that is what I take. Now inches? I"ve lost two. So yeah it is coming off or shifting around to another area i'm really not sure. I really don't care to know at this stage. I will continue to believe it is gone.
So as I leave today to begin my new week I have my head held high with that 0.2 loss because you know what????? I didn't gain. lol.
What? I have to do this on my own? How am I to do that? Where do I begin?
Well of course you start here, on spark, then you make up a plan, get some friends, move a bit more. Simple right? Wrong! I've been doing this since 2008 or 9 I can't remember, seems so very long ago. i began like all the others with such high hopes. Oh I did great the first two years. Made it almost to my goal and then Yup it happened. I gave up. I got so I thought for sure I was on my way to goal and lifetime.
But two years later and i'm almost back to where I began. Yup you guessed it, we can't ever quit. that is the secret. We have to pick a journey we want to follow forever. Exercise? oh yes weekly. Not weakly but weekly. Food? Healthy and moderation all the way. So where does that leave me right now? It leaves me up this week, but down for the month. It leaves me with a mind set of "I can do this (again)".
So the month of October my work has a vision walk. We pledge to do 5 hours a month or 25 hours a month to earn an extra 250.00 towards research and such. I'm going for the 25 hours. I can do this and now that I have a cause besides just myself...heck the skys the limit. So i'm taking on October with much more riding on it that normal. Oh I know my health should be reason enough but sometimes that just gets pushed to back of our minds and we forget why we began in the first place.
So today is (again) How many day ones can you have in a journey you may wonder? As many as it takes to get to your goal. So never give up.
When I see the dreaded PLATEAU,
I know...there is a lack of commitment on my part.
Stress is part of life...so is disappointment, struggle, aggravation, and boredom.
Wanting things to change...but not wanting TO CHANGE...is a paradox.
The only way to get past that is to
CHANGE YOURSELF...CHANGE YOUR WORLD.
(Borrowed from a friend..thanks Sheryl)
I want to reach that GOAL...
I need to COMMIT