Wednesday, July 10, 2013
You might not be where you want to be, but you are not where you used to be. You're OK...you're on your way.
Paul the SparkPeople programmer says:
There is no one-size-fits all solution for anything in life—certainly not for fitness and nutrition. Keep trying to find what works for you!
Relax and life journey in the same breath? Maybe not, but sometimes you just have to take a deep breath and let it out slowly. This journey is not easy, never will be, no way, but it is your journey. You can choose to eat this not that, you can choose to move this but not that, but always remember even though it is your journey at some point when a mistake is made it is up to YOU to fix it, move forward, change what isn't working, and push ahead. Relax? sure, but you also have to take what comes from doing what you want instead of what you should. After all isn't that what got us here in the first place? Making the wrong choices.
Tuesday, July 09, 2013
Action is a great restorer and builder of confidence.
Inaction is not only the result, but the cause, of fear.
Perhaps the action you take will be successful,
perhaps different action or adjustments will have to follow.
But any action is better than no action at all.
- Norman Vincent Peale
You know the saying been there done that. Well I sure have. You see not so very long ago, maybe a couple of years now, I was two pounds from goal. Now i'm 24 pounds from goal, and truth is I've moved that number more than once (closer), thinking that I would never reach the said number. So for me this is like riding the carousel horse at the fair, i'm going around and around and really not getting anywhere. So why? Why bother starting over, rehashing old feelings, setting goals again? Because I liked that ME, I had energy, I felt good about myself, I could say no to food and I was enjoying the good foods, I cooked, I planned, and then it happened......
The burger was so much quicker when I was busy, the weather was too cold, hot, wet, the time to plan just wasn't there, planning meant taking time out of my not so busy schedule to do it, ok IT was really just laziness and along with that the thinking that I've got this. Well let me let you in on a little secret..........If you don't want to do it today you won't do it tomorrow.....in English that means that losing the weight is only half the battle, the real war is keeping that weight off. So live the life you want today because if you don't tomorrow is going to be full of disappointments.
So that is what i'm doing. I've had four great days and today is day five. Deja vu? yup I've been here before but this time i'm taking it slow and living the life today I want for tomorrow.
Saturday, July 06, 2013
You know it is funny when I began this journey my goal was to lose weight. I mean wasn't that why any of us joined? Well I did with such dreams of reaching my goals. I was going to be so slim and trim, healthy, happy. But that is not what happens. What happens is we work hard, we sweat, we change our bad habits for good, we enjoy new foods, we learn new ways of cooking. Yup we lose, some of you may even reach your goals....I didn't all the way....but then you/me quit doing all the good and head right back to the old. The comfortable us, the easy us. We/me gain back what we lost plus. Do you give up? Nope you/me decide we liked the healthier us better so we struggle to get that back. The Aha moment, the excitement, the fun. But alas it isn't there. I mean we know what to expect, but it doesn't happen so what do we do from here?
We decide to join a friend or two and aim for 21 days of health. 21 Days of reaching our goals just one day at a time. What difference does this make you may wonder? A lot. You track all day the first day, just as I did, you put it all into Spark because that is what got you to close to goal the first time around, or because the WW plan just isn't working because you've worked it to death....but either plan you choose it works. For the one day you plan, you exercise, you get your water, fruits/veggies, it just all falls so nicely into place. So where to go from here? Well Day 2 of course. I mean this is 21 days to a new habit.
Today is day 2....I can do this
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