Monday, May 24, 2010
At the center of your being you have the answer; you know who you are and you know what you want.
- Lao Tzu
I have been thinking alot lately about what I want. I have gotten so many compliments this last week on my weight loss and people are noticing. Some have things to say like " your too skinny, or tiny" some just say nice things " wow, are you losing weight you look great". of course those I love to get. Keeps me going. There are those that have asked how i'm doing it. They think i'm starving. Yeah right, I eat a lot. MOst of it is healthy fair, but when you weigh the options, a little of the "bad" stuff, or a whole lot of the good, you decide. For me a eater the choice is easy.
I want to reach that magic number on the scales, I want to run the whole mile, not just walk and run. I want to lose at least another inch or two in my belly (that one is not vanity believe me, that is two kids later belly), and I would love to look in the mirrow and see what others see.
That last one is tough. I still see me at the 175 mark. The tiny teen, gone huge with a child and then another at a very young age, then no time or no energy to work on herself. Then divorce and the weight did come off but then I met my new husband of now almost 16 years and wham, I got happy and back comes the weight. He says he loved me no matter what. But the key here is my loving me no matter what. That didn't happen.
So my misson these days is simple, eat right, exercise, get rest, and get to know me. I'm learning I like to run, I like to exercise. I'm doing that one about three times daily now. Now don't get me wrong, i'm still not in the league as some but it adds up to about a hour and a half daily. Can I stay on this path even after I reach my goals? yup. What i'm doing i'm enjoying and for me that is half the battle.
So this week i'm heading for the 15 pound mark on the scales. It may not happen this week or next but i'm doing all I can to ensure that it will happen. My runs are going to get longer and the walking is going to get shorter in the evenings. I will still walk at lunch as that gets me through the rest of my day, the stress level drops way down. I will up my elliptical by five minutes this week and see how that goes. Of course that will depend on my time each morning. These are my goals for this week.
Now I must be getting to those goals. Have a awesome day and week everyone. Put yourself first and set a small goal for the week. trust me, you will love the feeling of hitting that one small goal.