Monday, September 09, 2013
Successful people always keep moving. They may make mistakes, but they never quit!
I will be the first one to tell you that I've failed. I'm not happy with my progress, or maybe I kick the scales, and swear this is it. But in reality I never quit trying. I may have bad days (like a string of them) but I always pick me up and put one foot in front of the other and try and try again. Why have I not met my goal weight then? Maybe i'm trying too hard. Can you? try too hard at something. Get your mind so wrapped up in what your doing, not doing, how your doing it, that you are just failing on principle? I think that is me. I'm wanting this, i'm doing this, but i'm not perfect, i'm a mess right now, I can't seem to get a hold or a grip on what it is I really am searching for. But I keep moving and hope what ever it is will find me.
Does this make sense? Sometimes I don't know if i'm making any sense at all. Sometimes I so want to see the end that I forget about the journey itself. The little happenings that at one time made me smile just a bit....like the clothes being a little lose, or eating exactly what I brought for lunch and not adding anything else, or going to bed with a smile for a day well done, or that walk in the morning. Now I see it all like work. At some point the joy went out of me and the work began. I know I know this is suppose to be work, but at some point shouldn't we enjoy the journey just a bit?
I don't mean to say I don't enjoy the workouts or the healthy foods at all. I love it. I truly enjoy the feeling I get after a good workout. But in all the planning, the weighing, the measuring and the eating, some of the joy is gone. There is always the thought in the back of my mind....should I have this, could I have something else? I want to stop the madness and just live. I don't mean to live the old life I mean to stop and enjoy the life I have now. Just have days where it all falls into place and I feel good about myself. Where I see the me looking back at me in the mirror and I say "hey beautiful" Instead of "oh my".
Well no time like the present....So "hey beautiful Michelle, lets get this party started"
Sunday, September 08, 2013
Be honest with yourself about what you can expect to achieve — you'll be much happier in the end. '
Yesterday I had a vent fest. I woke up and thought I had had enough. Enough with the eating right, enough with the exercise, enough just enough of everything. I mean the changes weren't happening so why bother? Well it is like this. "If I do what I've always done, I will get what I always got" and for me that is no losses and lots of gains, unhappy days, no movement, and a tired feeling all the time. Is that what I really want out of this? Nope.
So I finished my crying fest, dried my eyes, and got to work. Literally, I ate right all day, I got water+, I got a bit of exercise in, and I got to bed early after having ended my day 6 calories under my goal. Yup six calories. That means I kept it inside the lines. I have to be honest I haven't done that in some time. I just was going through the so called motions but not really doing what needed to be done. Change.
so the next time the scales don't work in your favor, try stepping back, maybe shed a tear, but then get back to it and see what you have really been doing to yourself.
Tuesday, September 03, 2013
If you believe in yourself, you can reach your dreams. The sky's the limit!
Funny sometimes the only thing standing in our way is ourselves. Sometimes I feel like i'm just riding a Merry-Go-Round and I can't get off. You know what i'm talking about....the weeks when you work so hard and step on the scales and yup they haven't moved. You just knew this was going to be the week that turned it all around. So you put your foot down, not literally, and you give it another week, yup you lose almost nothing. So what are you to do?
Believe you can and don't give up. I personally know it is hard to believe when you have tried and failed so many times but at some point the carousel will have to stop, the music will end and you will be left with just YOU. So be proud of each step you take and never look back over what could of been. You can't change the past but you sure can put a whole new look on the future.
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