Friday, June 25, 2010
Life is as easy or as hard as you think it is.
I came across this this morning and thought of my journey on spark. Well my journey with weight loss. This quote is really so true. If your mind believes it to be difficult it will be a struggle. If you just make a plan and follow it with ease the rest just falls into place.
I have found that i'm enjoying this ride. This journey has been an ongoing process for me. It didn't just start last year. It began before my second child (21 years ago) when I joined ww. I quit, I tried other things, other ways, it never worked. Here I am back to ww after all these years and it is working. It has to do with my mind set now compared to then. I was a child then, living an adult life. Now i'm ready for this change and the struggles, temptations, and work involved.
I plan my weeks meals, I shop, I exercise daily, I eat according to my plan, foods I enjoy. I do exercise that I enjoy. This journey is all about choices, ideas, what works and what doesn't. What works for me may not for you. That is why spark is so great. I can choose to do my ww and track my exercise here, I have met great new friends, I get so many ideas, the recipes can't be beat. It is a wonderful way of life. And who knows, I may even encourage someone else to do the same walk.
So no matter how tough it gets, and it will get tough. You are doing this for you, i'm doing this for me. better health should be your main goal. the looking great part is an added benefit.
I will succeed. It may not happen this year or next but I will succeed. I keep telling myself that and I believe it.
Thursday, June 24, 2010
It is funny that people will come to us whom are losing weight and want to ask questions, ask idea, etc. When you tell them the ugly truth of it they have so many excuses why they can't do that. Don't ask me if you really don't want to know the answer. The word exercise is the first thing out of my mouth and the next thing out of theirs is " it's too hot, I don't have the quipment you do, I just don't have the time" Why ask my opinion then because with all the excuses you give you surely don't want to really do the work involved in this.
this is no walk in the park, no pun intended. This take hard work and much determination. Sure it would be easy to sit in front of a fan and eat chips. But isn't that what put us here? It would be easy to just say I'll have seconds, and eat a burger for lunch everyday but again isn't that why we are here?
I know for me it is what put me here. I was so unhappy with myself. I hated me. I can say that now, I hated the me I was. The me i'm becoming i'm beginning to love. I love the muscle i've created, I love that I can pass up offerings of candy, cookies and such without a feeling of remorse. I like that I can run, walk, jog, swim, and just stretch my way to the person i'm becoming. I love that the heat isn't my enemy in the summer and I can walk during my lunch hour. Believe me if I could just read all lunch and sit in the air that would be nice also, but then where would that leave my pcyhe? Right where it was...in the dumps.
I guess this is a vent. Sorry. But so many times a day people come to me and ask the....your the health expert questions. No i'm not an expert, I just work at this. I put all I have plus some into becoming the person I know i can be. Yes I pack my lunch daily, yes I don't eat out very much, Yes I write down everything, Yes I exercise sometimes an hour a day, Yes I spark at least an hour and earn 100 points or near on most days. I choose to do all this to be whom I know I can be.
So the next time someone asks you what is your secret, ask them if they really want to know, because they are just wasting my time and yours if they really don't want to know. If you are serious, i'll sit with you for hours and talk about weight loss. It is my favorite subject. I enjoy each new thing I learn, I enjoy exercise, I enjoy a good meal. I would love to share some of my ideas with you and you to share some new ones with me. that is what i'm about.
Sorry this went on and on, but most people are looking for the quick answer. It isn't there. And when you ask my a question, don't knock everything I say to you. If you really didn't want the answer don't ask....
have a very sparking day to all my spark friends whom have learned that this is a one day at a time walk.
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves.
- Dalai Lama
Nothing can bring you peace but yourself.
- Ralph Waldo Emerson
For myself I have learned the hard way and over many years....love thyself first. the rest will fall into place. have a blessed and sparking good day.
Tuesday, June 22, 2010
I've had an awesome couple of days. Seems if I put my mind to something I can do it. Who would of known. lol.
I have stayed on plan and on exercise, actually over exercise, for the last two days. Today is day three and im confident I can hang on. Really weighing, measuring, counting, writing, exercise isn'[t that tough. More really should try it.
I'm going to succeed. I have no doubt. I hope sooner rather than later but I'll take what life throws at me. I'm off now to get in my exercise of the day and a good walk/run before getting ready for work. have a great day all my spark buddies.
Monday, June 21, 2010
Ok, vacation is coming august 21. we are flying to vermont to see family and friends we haven't seen in like 8 years. I would love to reach my goal by then. I know I may be close and not at goal and that would be ok also, but I have never put a time stamp on my time to lose and now is the time.
I have nine weeks before we leave. that is 1.7 pounds a week. I know I can't lose that much at one time because i'm near goal and my body just doesn't work like that, but I can do my darndest to get close.
So i'm putting this challenge to myself outthere. I want to be near my goal by aug. 21st. this is week one and I did great the first day. I will take this one day at a time and with my daily challenge in play and my diet on track this should be an attainable goal.
So i'm off to get in my morning cardio. I want to wish all a great day. I want to wish me luck.
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