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
Friday, July 05, 2013
Ok so I read a blog by a friend this morning and she was saying about 21 days to a habit. 21 little days to reach a small goal and keep it going. Yup not a lot, just a few, Sooooo I decided this moment after reading her blog that I could do this. More importantly I have to do this.
You see I seem to be going through the woe is me stage again. I seem to keep going back to that part and really it is my fault i'm there. It isn't spark, WeightWatchers, or any one person it is ME. I keep leading myself down this road and it is time to quit. Quit giving up on myself, quit with the excuses, quit with the whining. I'm the only one that can fix this and make it right. Health should be my number one goal, and it is, but just plain feeling comfortable in my own skin would be wonderful also.
I got 21 days to find myself. I'm not doing anything else at this point so why not.
No matter how small the effort, feel proud of yourself for taking action towards your goals
My 21 days plan: Follow the plan, get out and continue to walk (exercise isn't the problem it is food intake, so the for the plan to work I will have to plan my foods a bit better than I do. I won't be able to just grab and eat. I will have to take the time and effort to prepare my meals. So today is and no matter what I will do my best to follow through and up with this blog. I have to keep myself accountable.
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