Friday, January 22, 2010
Society may predict, but only I can determine my destiny." -Clair Oliver
Ok, yesterday was almost a bust. exercise wise anyhow. I had a hair appointment in the early morning and after bootcamp it was straight to the showers. Then i had errands, then off to work. by the time i got home it was 7:30 and i was in no mood to exercise. thank goodness for the breaks at work to get in some movement.
why is it we have days like that? The ones where you feel like all your hard work is going out the window? the ones where we question is this really the path i want to take? Because we all know it would be so much easier to just lay back and let life take over. Now i'll be the first to tell ya i'm a relativly lazy person and if i wasn't set on this goal,.....well you know what would happen. Life. But we are in control of ourselves. we make the decisions, the efforts, the glory.
i have to wonder does one day make or break us? heck no. I did realize yesterday that i felt bad that my routine was shook up. even my cheat days aren't really cheat days, yeah i have one more serving of a favorite, but really, i don't sit back with chips, chocolate, soda, icecream and indulge. truth be told i don't crave that stuff very often and even this pms month i didn;'t crave sweets at all. I think once you get your body used to the good stuff it really doesn't care about the rest.
so lets give this day heck. i plan on it. i felt so bad yesterday that this morning i will be heading out for a run and just let myself fly for a while. have a spark kinda day today all.
Tuesday, January 19, 2010
Self-confidence is the first requisite to great undertakings.
- Samuel Johnson
What we think, we become. All that we are arises with our thoughts. With our thoughts, we make the world.
- The Buddha
Yes you can! Believe in your vision. Believe in your goals. Believe in your plan. More than anything else, believe in yourself.
Knowing you can is so much more difficult then thinking you can. We are here, we are doing something concrete with ourselves and our goals. For some of us this is life or death, for others health, and still some vanity. No matter what your reasons, mine are vanity and health, we are here making the difference. I heard a friend yesterday say she took a fluid pill and dropped six pounds. To her this is the way to go. I want forever, not today.
I was asked when i thought i would reach my goal weight by a friend, I told her could be a year from now. I'm in this for the long haul. Not the instant gratification. Yes i'm close to goal, about 13-15 pounds depending on which weight i choose in the end. But that is just it, it is taking a bit to come off and it is staying off.
So spark friends, knowing we can is half the battle. Doing it is never easy, but what in this life that is worth having is. As we take this journey one step at a time, let's not get upset over the small losses, the scale that doesn't move for a bit. Hey in the scheme of things that is awesome. The scales are coming down, and when they don't move you have learned to hold your own. Looking at the positive is what is going to get you to the finish line healthy and sane. God bless my friends here on spark. you make my days full. michelle.
Thursday, January 14, 2010
Attitude is Everything.
The old addage attitude is everything is so true in our journey. If we come at this thing with attitude and head in the direction we are meant to go, shoot the battle is half won.l
I have attitude about a lot of things in my life. My children, my husband, my lord, and last on my list is me. I have always put myself last. Not this time around. I have taken the first steps to a new healthy lifestyle and i'm sitting in the drivers seat. No more doing for others and leaving nothing for Michelle. Now Michelle is takeing control and leaving all the nonesense behind.
My journey started out terrific, I had a buddy in this and we compared notes, weigh ins, exercises......well we all know what happened to that.....i'm still here and she...............well isn't. But I didn't let that stop me, nor did I give in. I kept trudging along. I still give her an update even if she really could care less, I care. I care about my progress and I want her to see that she could be back on this walk with me. But alas we can't force or push anyone to do what we want. So I just wait, I figure once I reach my goals on this journey she will get the lightbulb effect and wake up to what is really in her best interest.
Now I want you all to know I have been blessed on this journey, I have met new friends who do share my goals and attiude about getting healthy. I can tell my accomplishments, failures, and woohoo moments. I think that is one of the most beautiful things spark gives us, motivators.
So to my spark friends out there......thank you...While on this journey you need attitude you also needs friends to pick you up when you fall, and you will fall, friends to cheer for you, cry for you and pray for you.
So I will end this blog on this note: have attitude where health is concerned. No one can get us to our goals but us. So lets give it all weve got and then some.
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