Saturday, October 30, 2010
Today was my official weigh in day. You know the one, where the scales are calling to you from the other room even before you get your coffee. You walk up to then, strip down (can't have anything extra on those darn things), step up on them, and wham Your up a bit. Not a lot, but enough to make you want to kick those darn scales through the bathroom wall, you know they are smiling at you. YUp, they win this week. But watch out next week. I'm going to take the lead. Actually i'm only up 0.4 and the month in total for october is 2.2 So i'm very happy with my progress for the month of October. I mean considering the tootsie rolls, the milyways, the gobstoppers, the donut sales. You get the picture. it could of been a very badddddd month. but I held strong through most of it. and got weak in the knees over the tootsie rolls. Sorry guys, those little chocolate midgees are my fav and have been since I was a kid. to be honest i'm not much of a candy person but those little things call my name.
I'm off to begin my next week, my day is planned, my exercise is going strong, i'm stronger still. so bring on the next month.......oh no,.... . thank goodness that is only one day of regret....lol.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
Huh, you talking to me? Yup, I was invited to help co-lead a wonderful team. IT is a team dear to my heart because it is my home state. Team Alabama. what an honor. I've been saying it was time to pay it forward and here is the chance to change maybe one persons mind about living the healthy lifestyle. I want others to see like me it is a matter of your preferances mixed with just good sense and a bit of exercise thrown it. Kinda the recipe for a long and healthy life. we all have this dream to be the best we can be. Some may shout it while others whisper it to just themselves but it is in there. I want everyone to know that with a bit of hard work, Yes people this is hard work, You can make your dreams come true. I don't mean just for weight loss I mean for anything you set your mind to. It is funny how when we lose this excess baggage we carry around we gain a bit of pride in ourselves. We are stronger for having started the journey and then staying the course till it is done.
I have met many people along this journey, some are still with me, some have gone by the wayside to return at a later date. That is fine for them. For me finishing is what this journey has become all about. I don't care that it is taking me longer to learn the tricks then some, I don't care that I still don't have a 10 body even though i'm in a size 4...no people those celebrities you see on tv, that can not be you. we still have scars from our previous selves. I know I have what I like to refer to as my battle scars from bringing two wonderful children into this world. Nope my body image isn't what I started out hoping for but it is still a far cry from where I was. I run now and i'm training for my first 5k, my dream. My doctors tells me I don't have to have blood work drawn for a couple of years again because everything is awesome. So you see, even the bodies we see on tv may not be what we end up with, the ones we are getting are even better, they are healthy.
So I"m honored to pay it forward. I hope I can change one person into the new them they are hoping for.
Friday, October 22, 2010
Excellence is the result of caring more than others think is wise,
risking more than others think is safe,
dreaming more than others think is practical,
and expecting more than others think is possible.
Excellence is not a destination to be arrived at,
but a path of continual attention and improvement.
I know i'm headed there. I want to reach it with little or no bruising and much glory that I did this. I have succeeded is what I want to say and shout. Each day we take this journey and stay focused even when we trip we are headed for excellence. Those that give in too soon really don't know the actual feeling of success. they just taste it. We that follow this path for a long time, strive for excellence and continue through out we savor it, we enjoy it, we encourage it from others.
Never give in or up. we can see this to the end. You are showing others how excellence can be.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
To live is to choose. But to choose well, you must know who you are and what you stand for, where you want to go and why you want to get there.
- Kofi Annan
To go against the dominant thinking of your friends, of most of the people you see every day, is perhaps the most difficult act of heroism you can perform.
- Theodore H. White
We have so many choices in this life, where to live, work, play, what to eat, do, say, it isn't a wonder we find it so easy to follow the leader. But who really is the leader? It should be you. You are number one in your life. You have the right to choose. As with any part of your life you are here because you made a choice to get healthy. Why is it that others find it so darn enjoyable to help you make the wrong choices.
My choices are easy....I choose to lose. I choose to make the right choices, not always on a daily basis but on most days and times. I ordered donuts from the school. The deal was I would order the donuts to help the school, but the girl I ordered from would have to keep them at her house....her response? only if I ate one donut. Why? I mean is it really going to make that much difference if I eat one donut. Who is that benefiting? her? certainly not me. Now we hear all the time about being with active people if we want to be active, being with people who eat right if we want to eat right. You know something? they may be on to something there. So I've made a choice to not eat that donut. Because as my new adopted motto says " if it's to be, its up to me" and I choose to not eat that sugar mess.
Why do others find it so satisfying to see us fail? I will not fail. I 've already won, i'm still on this kick as some like to call it after two years. the others I started with, they came, they went. So for today I choose to plan, I choose to eat right, I choose to exercise. NO excuses, no veering off the road, no stepping to the curb. I have made a choice to get healthy. I intend to get healthy.
So im off to get going. As for that donut? I choose to not eat it and I don't have to explain my reasons, I just don't want it.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
today is work on me day. I need to get my mind in line with my body. I see the results, I know my failings, I know guilt, I want to know success. I want to feel the power of success. Oh my doctor was so proud of me yesterday. He said I made his day. Now that gives me the push I need to finish this part of my journey. i told him how it has taken me two years to lose 20 pounds, he just shook his head at me and said that was great. see he seems to agree that slow and steady wins this darn race. So i'm ok with the progress but i'm ready to finish this. A quote I see more and more on spark is "if it is to be it is up to me" that couldn't be truer for me right now. I have these moments where I lose self control. I eat till I can't move, mostly junk, for no other reason then for boredom or want. I'm really not hungry, i'm really not even bored, because truth be told I have so much other things i should be doing then eating till i'm sick. So what gives? that is the question that will win me the money.
So i'm giving me a thumbs up for today, I'm ready to roll with the punches, creat the new me, throw the guilt away, enjoy the moment, and just be me. No more worry over those darn scales. Yup, some of you have made it, some are still making it, some are where i'm at, so we are all on different paths right now. I will not compare myself with one or the other. I am not you, your not me. We can help each other to reach our goals with ideas, suggestions and a push. But you can't hold my mouth shut and I can't force you to enjoy exercise as much as I do. So today is about me. It is about how I plan to reach my goals. It is about my strengths, weaknesses and my moments of glory. I will focus on me for one day. I hope that one day is a success but again, if it is to be it is up to me. No excuses, no crying over spilt milk. Today is work on me day.
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