Saturday, June 02, 2012
We are born with every day as an opportunity to be the best we can possibly be. We must see the optimism of the day as we rise.
So many people try to mold and shape us as people, future citizens and parents. Just because we have people of authority trying to mold us does not mean that those authority figures are doing the best for us.
We can be lead astray by the very people who fell into the role of "authority" in your life. As humans we need to develop a sense of our own right and wrong and not blindly accept every stimulus that is fed to us.
We must judge for ourselves what our own truths should be, regardless of how easy or difficult this may be. Relying on someone else's words or actions for an entire lifetime could really lead you to a life of misery.
We must question who we are and who we should be, not allowing others to define us and never change
We must distinguish between people who have good motives for what they do and say to you and those people who have bad motives for you. This is one of the trickiest things to do because some people are so fake.
We must realize that there is nobody more valuable than ourselves. Every day we have to make the choice to care and value for ourselves. No matter what someone has said or done to us, we must realize that we CAN change our minds and our bodies.
Sometimes in order to change we have to realize that some people surrounding us are not good for our self-esteem and overall health. We must surround ourselves by individuals who are optimistic and don't harbor bad intentions for us.
We must make a choice every day we can be the best we can possibly be. Regardless of any error we made, regardless of any other person's words or presence, regardless of any responsibilities.
When we realize that we are the only ones who can value ourselves truly, we should take that opportunity daily!
You CAN change, you SHOULD change and you WILL change if you VALUE YOURSELF!
Friday, June 01, 2012
Today was my 1st day walking the 30 mins at School to and from my car plus the 3 flights of stairs. My joints tolerated the activity and it was like freedom. I can't begin to describe how great it was just to get back to the basic exercise for me.
Now I am in extreme pain from a route canal half complete and I am having trouble just eating pudding and soup. Of all the obstacles I face, nothing is going to keep me down.
I will push on until I overcome all these health issues because I CAN!
Thursday, May 31, 2012
In the last few weeks, I have experienced a myriad of emotions, from embarrassment to doubt to happiness. The scale has been all over the map and it has been quite the time just dealing with the events that have unfolded.
After losing over 100 lbs, I have spent about 3 months in a plateau and have tried many things to get out. I ramped up my efforts adding weights to my Zumba workouts and increasing the number of times per week I go.
I have pushed myself to ride further on my bike.
I dropped a starch on my Nutrition plan.
As I increased my efforts to get out of the plateau, I became ill. I contracted a virus at the full time course I am attending. I developed a fever for a few days, cold chills and I still have not shaken the worst of it which is joint pain.
I was ramping up my efforts to complete my 1st 5K which is a Spartan Race in Montreal. My husband and I where supposed to participate with some friends.
Learning to slow down from all the exercise I do has been very trying because I don't like to sit still. It has also made me more dependent on my husband to take me to School because the 1/2 hour walk per day was too much for my joints. I can't begin to tell you how it has killed me not to attend Zumba. My passion for Zumba and the stress release is hard to give up.
I gained 9 lbs for no apparent reason, I was sticking to the Nutrition plan. With all the pain and embarassment I have been in, it has been very trying. I have dropped 2.2 in days, so happy the weight is coming down. I am wondering when I will feel well enough again to do the exercise and if I can do the 5K race on June 10th.
In the last leg of the journey, I am so ready to complete the weight loss.
Saturday, May 26, 2012
Consistence is what will make all the difference in your journey. If you repeatedly make good choices, you will eventually reach your goals. Of course you will have those days where you fail miserably and that is to be expected.
The difference between success and failure is quitting because you made a mistake. The quicker you get back on track, the quicker you will see that creating good habits is getting you to your goal.
I have been working at fitness for so long that when I get sick or have another obligation at the time of a fitness class, I really miss the workout and want to complete it. I want to complete my workouts and I feel better when I do, emotionally and physically. That also goes for the Nutrition side of the coin, I feel better emotionally and physically by eating properly.
The act of weighing and counting food is 2nd nature to me, I can eye something and realize it is spot on or close to the weight of a proper portion. It is natural for me to weigh and count food because I have done it for so long.
If you are fairly new to the idea of a food scale and counting food, it can seem daunting. I was in that position once and now I can tell you it became a habit for me.
Free your mind, let habits take hold, and watch yourself become a success!
Saturday, May 26, 2012
From my 1st experience with plateaus from 2005-2007, I took off 187 lbs and learned how to overcome those times when your body won't cooperate.
From my valuable experience, I learned that changing what you eat and what you do for exercise can help. Adding an exercise or doing a different kind and eating different foods can also help.
Before I completed the weight loss in 2007, I hit a plateau that took me up and down and higher than I was before. Until finally plunging to the final number and I was on maintenance.
My current weight loss from November 2009-Present is proving to look the same. The 1st major plateau I hit, I had to change my Nutrition Plan to start the ball rolling again. I also changed the exercise I was doing.
I have hit an even more major plateau now that I have dropped about 100 lbs. I have about 50 lbs left to lose. I lose 3 lbs, gain it back and start over. I have just seen a revelation that in 1 day, just on good Nutrition, I dropped 2.8 lbs, 1 of the best losses for a single day in a very long time. I have been through 2 1/2 months in this plateau and it is starting to look like I might leave this!
I am really hoping to complete the last 50 lbs and be done with this!
Get An Email Alert Each Time MANILUS Posts