Sunday, March 03, 2013
One who gains strength by overcoming obstacles
possesses the only strength which can overcome adversity.
- Albert Schweitzer
I'm sharing these with you not because i've overcome some great obstacle and I know you can also. Nope, i'm just little ole me working hard at this. I have come to learn that there is many hurdles that I personally have to overcome. One of course is just getting up off my butt and getting moving. The other is the way I feel about the me I am right this moment. That is the tough one. Because I will never move forward until I learn to love me. Not the me in the mirror so much as the me inside. The mind is a funny thing. It can make you see things that arent' real, it can talk you into or out of lots of situations. But it can be your worst enemy or your best friend the choice is up to you.
Well the last week i've chosen to make it my best friend. I"ve chosen to plan better, eat better, move more. Now was there a big huge change on the scales this week? Well a bit 0.4 which in my book is still a half pound in the right direction. Am I upset that I moved more, ate less, measured, weighed, planned, had small conferences with myself, and only lost a half pound? Let me let you in on my little secret.....if I did that what kind of person would I be? I would be here only for the scales. I'm here for so much more than that. At first that was my plan some four years ago, many ups, downs, almosts, not quites, and so on. But as I sit here today, i'm learning to get off my depression pills with the help of diet and exercise (no easy task I tell ya), i'm learning that I am beautiful, i'm healthy, I have new wants and needs, and some of them actually include being nice to me. So what has my journey taught me so far? I"M BEAUTIFUL NO MATTER MY SIZE!!!! I just need to learn to love the me I am right now and the rest will fall into place.
There is no magic pill, there is no drink, no sweat suit, no spa, nothing that is going to get me there any quicker than if I get up and get moving. So today let your journey to the YOU you've always wanted begin. It is only one small step at a time and it will happen if you allow the changes to come from inside first.
Like the let the change begin today.
Friday, February 22, 2013
The most effective way to do it, is to do it. - Amelia Earhart
So here in lies the trouble. I'm so worried about what i've done yesterday I forget I can begin again today. Fresh, uncluttered, free. So today I took on the challenge to begin anew. It is time to fess up about the last two weeks of eating like there is no tomorrow. Well there will be a tomorrow and if i'm honest I want my tomorrows to be free of guilt over what I should of shouldn't of eaten, done, or not done. So today I'm beginning fresh.Yup you can do that guys. You can begin each day anew again and again. Hopefully though I will get a grip on myself and this won't keep being a new beginning each and every week.
Saturday, February 16, 2013
Each of these quotes or sayings speak volumes. How often do you wake up with the intention of having a fresh start and then you go to bed at night hating yourself or feeling like you've failed yet again.
For me it is about reaching a goal i've set for myself, I don't want to hear "your not fat" or "you don't need to lose weight" Your not me, you don't wear my clothes or live in this body, I know I don't have a lot to lose, but I have so much to gain by getting myself healthy and at a healthy weight. Yes i'm overweight. No i'm not obese but i'm overweight and I do have twenty pounds to lose. Now I also want you all to know that my twenty pounds is sometimes harder to work on then a fifty or more loss. Why? because I get sedentary, I listen to people say that I don't need to lose and I begin to think I can eat that, or what is one more.
I read success stories, and I so want to be one. But i've yet to reach any of the goals i've set. I get lazy, hungry, tired, bored. You know the symptoms. The lack of motivation is really my worse enemy. I say i'm going to get up and move more, get outside and start walking again, but then it is too cold, wet, i'm too tired. You get the picture. I"m the one letting myself down. So what to do? How do I motivate myself to finally aim for and reach my goals? I stay with spark, I start using my food scales for more than a counter ornament, I use my cups and spoons to measure as I go along. I get myself back to exercise and I just have faith in myself.
So if you like me are wondering if this is worth the work.....I have to tell ya it is so worth it. Just learning to love yourself is so worth the work.
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