Wednesday, March 10, 2010
Well here it is wednesday and i'm still on plan. No cheating, no snacking uncontrollably, no missed days of exercise (even though one day was light). wow who is this person? It's me, I had to get serious after two weeks in a row of gains. It was me, plain ole me. I cheated, I snacked, I lied to myself, I slacked on exercise. I mean who was I kidding? certainly not you, it was ME.
I'm 65 spark points away from 30000. That means tomorrow I will hit the bit 3 0. wow. I have been dedicated to spark for a long time now. I think it is time to get rededicated to me. So hopefully with my weigh in post this coming week I will have a loss. Now I gained a pound last week but was down a inch...go figure. So it is coming off just maybe not on the scales. Which again spark says in an article that we shouldn't hold stock in just the scales. But I know I could of done much better.
So I'm back at it. Today, but then again this is about taking this journey one day at a time.
Sunday, March 07, 2010
Your example is far more influential and inspiring than any words of instruction, or threats, or even words of encouragement.
- Jonathan Lockwood Huie
As I sit here I wonder how I can be an example to others. I don't need to wonder, i'm already doing it. Each day that I choose to live a healthy lifestyle i've shown others it can be done. I don't do it for the glory, or the outward appearance that gets attention. I do it for ME. I do it for the health benefits, my bmi is dropping and soon i'm going to be in the healthy range. I've finally not obese anylonger, i'm just overweight. Overweight is good, for now. So the next time we think about not execiseing, eating that donut, or the extra helping, (me included because these are my gray areas), we need to remember we may be setting an example for the one person we want to help. For me that is my daughter. I love her and who she is but I worry about her and her weight. So instead of pushing, which doesn't work, and instead of nagging, which really doesn't do it, I'm goin to be the leader, set the example and show her what healthy living is all about. I'm going to get there from here with all your help.
On this sunday be an example in all that you do, say, eat, and are. God bless.
Saturday, March 06, 2010
The greatest wealth is health.
If you have health, you probably will be happy, and if you have health and happiness, you have all the wealth you need, even if it is not all you want.
- Elbert Hubbard
Do you have a wealth of happiness? This is the question of the day. On most days my answer would be yes, then there is the days when I would have to think about this question. I think we all take for granted the wealth we do have. We are always looking for more. I will be honest here and say I am. Now should I step out of myself and look at me I would have to say yes, I have a wonderful husband, two great children (though my son is still a work in progress, but he is growing up finally), I have an awesome grandson, I have a roof over my head, food on the table, and a job on most days I love. So I"m wealthy.
I have my health, and at this time in life that is awesome in itself. I've shed a few pounds, I exercise consistantly, I get regular check ups and I'm so close to my goal weight that i can reach out and touch it, but does that make me happy? No, I still will find trouble spots, things i want, or think I do anyways. We never seem to be happy with what the lord has provided us with. Instead of seeing what I or we don't have, we should be looking at what is right in front of us all the time. Be thankful and grateful.
I'm thank ful on so many levels, but I'm not quite there on all levels yet and to be honest I don't know if I ever will be. When i see myself at goal I wonder if I will be magically happy with me or will this just be the next step in many that i take to find the magic cure. I say I will be, but then I wonder, what will I work for then? Does it all stop? I have to move to the next level in the phase. I'm not there yet, so I haven't come up with that one. I'm still on this one and if I get too far ahead of myself I may trip up. What will I do when I reach my goal? I"m not sure yet because I have never reached it. I've actually never been this close before, kinda scarey, But i'm ready. I"m ready to see what is at the finish line, I'm ready for the happiness I just know is going to be waiting for me. Or so we would like to think.
Happiness is here and now, happiness is not lurking around the next corner, we make our own happinesss. One of my daily steps on this journey is to give myself one compliment daily. I have to tell ya on somedays that is very difficult. The I find I can only come up with one or two on others and sometimes they have nothing to do with my body image. What is wrong with yourself when you can't see any goodness or find something you like about yourself? I mean we got us here, I know I did this to me on my own. So in the meantime did i lose me also? I mean if i don't like me who is going to fix that problem but me.
Well i'm all for fixing it, and from this moment on i'm going to struggle hard to find something new daily. If I find i'm starting to not find new things then it is up to me to figure out why. What do you see when you look at yourself from a distance? Do you find a happy person? DO you see sadness, unhappiness? Then look a bit harder and closer, I know there is something awesome about all of you or us. We can find it, we just have to look closer. I am going to get there from here. ONe minute, step, and day at a time.
Friday, March 05, 2010
There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth - not going all the way and not starting.
- The Buddha
I recieved this quote this morning and it so reflected us here on spark. Some start and never finish, some never really start. We are all here for a purpose. Our own purpose. And this lifestyle is something in which you get out what you put in. Now i'm not perfect and there are days I don't put much in but on many days I give all I have and then some. I have a goal, I will succeed. There is no other way. This has become my destiny. No matter how long it takes, no matter the hills I have to climb, no matter the pot holes, or pitfalls, I'm going to succeed.
I have the plan, I have the energy, and I have the power. Now it is up to me the make this work. I will get there from here. No excuses, no slacking (not a lot anyhow). So now i'm off to get this day started with a bit of exercise. God bless and have an awesome day.
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