Tuesday, November 02, 2010
The greatest glory in living lies not in never falling,
but in rising every time we fall.
- Nelson Mandela
WE HAVE THE POWER TO SEE THIS THROUGH. WE HAVE THE POWER TO MAKE IT TO THE END. YOU KNOW THE SAYING IF IT IS TO BE IT'S UP TO ME. THAT IS TRUE OF HEALTY LIVING AND LOSING WEIGHT ALSO. SOMETIMES WE DON'T SEE THE GOOD WE DO THROUGH THE BAD. EACH NIGHT I JOURNAL THREE SUCCESSESS FROM THE DAY. COULD BE AS SIMPLE AS DRINKING MY WATER, GETTING IN MY FRUITS AND VEGGIES, TO NOT STRESSING AT WORK, SURVIVING A TOUGH DAY, TO JUST GETTING UP AND MOVING. IT IS AMAZING HOW MUCH GOOD IS IN OUR DAYS IF WE JUST ALLOW OURSELVES TO SEE IT. WE ARE SO QUICK TO PAT SOMEONE ELSE ON THE BACK, WHY NOT OURSELVES? WE ARE WORTHY.
Sunday, October 31, 2010
Ok, this is the last day of october and the beginning of the dreaded holidays. Mine won't be bad but I need to get myself on plan. I have been pretty good, but I want to be great. This journey has taken me to places I never thought I'd go, and I've eaten foods I wouldn't of eaten before. But you know what? i'm a better person and 21 pounds lighter for it. So never doubt your goals, dreams, or plans. One day you will wake up and be the person you always knew you could be. So i'm off to plan my new month goals.
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.
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