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.
Monday, March 01, 2010
No one is in control of your happiness but you
No one is in control of your happiness but you; therefore, you have the power to change anything about yourself or your life that you want to change.
- Barbara De Angelis
Self-disciplined begins with the mastery of your thoughts. If you don't control what you think, you can't control what you do. Simply, self-discipline enables you to think first and act afterward.
- Napoleon Hill
If we want to direct our lives, we must take control of our consistent actions. It's not what we do once in a while that shapes our lives, but what we do consistently.
- Anthony Robbins
Regrets are the tears of choices not made and of good deeds left undone.
Sunday, February 28, 2010
Well it is official i'm up 2 pounds from last week. I'm up but i';m not out. I would like to think this is a learning experience for me. Now I have to use my new word HALT, get in more exercise, and a lot less snacks. I would also like to blame this gain on my but I would be just shifting the blame and not hold myself accountable. Let's face it guys you can't lose if your snacking everynight after dinner, and I don't mean a lite snack....I mean a SNACK.
So now that the moment of upset has passed, not at the scales at myself and my lack of control for the most part, i'm ready for this new week. I'm off to a wonderful start (of course today is my first day of the week), and we all know it can go anywhere from here. But I have the gumption to get there and I have more than enough energy, fight, and ambition for a couple of us right now. I can see the goal just over that next ridge and I so want to get there.
I sat on spark last night for the first time in a long time and read through some of my journal entries. Do any of you journal? It was a picture book to my past, the struggles I had my first year of this journey, the ups, downs and a lot of inbetweens. It renewed me for the next leg of my journey. I'm ready to begin again. For me sometimes it gets to a point where I want to just give in and say the heck with it. The work seems to hard, the weighing, measuring, and counting is too much work. The the lightbulb goes off once again and I know it is all worth it in the end.
Oh yes, there will be an end, maybe not in the final, finished, kaput, kinda way, but an end to the dislike of oneself, the end of the tiredness you feel from just plain being lazy, the lack of interest in most anything. Oh yeah, I see that end. I still have to pinch myself when I look in the mirror sometimes to let me know that is me and not the almost 180 pound woman that I loathed. Nope this is the new me, the me that wears a size six, in jeans, the me that gets up an hour early for work to have a coffee and a cardio sessions. This is the me that eats carrots and veggies like they are the milk chocolate of life. Oh yes sir, i'm going to get over this ridge, and when I do, watch out. You will hear me shouting from Alabama to my friends in Canada and the greater US.
I'm going to quit this blog now, I could go on and on today and I really don't know why. I guess my sense of being I have come to understand is a part of me and I have spark, the challenges, and my friends on here and off for the support and the pushes I get each leg of my journey. I'm going to get there from here just you wait and see.
Saturday, February 27, 2010
Here I sit, evening before weigh in....and i'm wondering did I get it done this week? why do I do this to myself? I tell myself about Wednesday that if i lose I lose, if not it will be ok, then comes the dreaded saturday.
I'm done with this nervous pity on myself. I've come so far and I want to go so far. I have goals, and things left undone. If I don't get out of my own way it doesn't get done. It is as simple as that. On my ww team I learned a new word HALT. It means H: hungy A: angry L: lonely T: tired. If you find you are standing in front of the fridge or pantry you use this word. HALT. Then decide, do you really want it, is this a feeling or am I really hungry? Used it this evening after dinner. I"m drinking water. One moment saved from temptation.
I have saved and saved for a new treadmill. New isn't really the word I should use, a treadmill as I don't own one yet. Anyhow I finally succeeded. Next weekend when i'm off that baby I have been eyeing from my walmart is coming home with me. No more wondering what i'm going to do on rainy or cold days. Don't get me wrong I have a home gym with a few items currently....elliptical, bike, and weights. THe nordic trak doesn't reccomend using daily only everyother, and the bike loses its appeal to me after say 15 min. Now I can get back to running and bypass last summers distance.
Well that is it for this evening. I wish I had some exciting story to share, or joke, but alas I had to work today and nothing but rushing to note on that. Did stock up for the coming week with healthy foods though after. So I will end this blog with a heartfelt i'm going to get there note and crossing my fingers for tomorrow and my date with the scales.
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