Thursday, September 06, 2012
We weren't meant to coast through life living as space taken up, we are meant to use our capabilities to the fullest. Thriving even through the worst circumstances is what makes a strong individual.
What comes with privilege, comes responsibility, thus we are bound to a life given which involves training your body for optimum capacity.
When we neglect the body and mind, the capacity to function becomes minimal.
Life is training for utilizing what was given to use at full capacity.
I see my journey to health as one of becoming stronger, like I am training for a gigantic event that tests endurance, inner and physical strength and a test of the mind.
We must see fitness as a challenge we should take instead of something we don't want to take on. As with anything worthwhile, it isn't easy but it is possible.
As an appreciation for our life, we should take the challenge to utilize our full capacity. To know the full capacity you have, it requires going beyond your comfort zone. You cannot "baby" yourself and never go beyond what you desire.
It amazes me every day what I can do. I am thriving instead of just surviving.
Tuesday, September 04, 2012
So I came home today and felt like I wanted to eat brownies, chips, pepperoni...I spent the day at School for 6 hrs talking about the Quebec elections. I am not one for politics and I was feeling pretty emotional when I got home.
I sat there thinking that while my husband went to vote, I was going to eat that garbage so he wouldn't stop me.
I thought to myself that is a horrible idea because doing everything right, I have put on 1.4 lbs in the last 2 days.
Then I thought wow, wait a minute, my hubby took pics of me today and I look so good. I cannot eat off track because I don't need those things. I have so many nice comments on myself in the last 2 weeks and I am liking the changes.
I went and ate some broccoli instead, gotta tame myself!
I CAN do this, KEEP THE FOCUS!
Sunday, September 02, 2012
A few years ago a friend told me that one day I would get back to the weight loss I had accomplished in 2005-2007. I had lost 187 lbs and 75 inches at that time and her, her family and her husband were fascinated by what I had done.
I knew she was right about me getting back to a massive weight loss but it was hard to fathom after gained back 153 lbs. Basically I hadn't dealt with the issues that caused me to have so much excess weight so I fell back into old habits.
The healthy journey is one that you have to be wholeheartedly committed to, otherwise you are wasting your time. I built up my courage and strength to make that journey once again.
It wasn't a question of not making the journey again or not knowing that I could do it. It was a matter of facing the issues that always caused me to relapse into bad habits. If I was going to make the gigantic effort to lose 153 lbs, I had to feel that I would keep it off this time.
When you have somebody that believes in you, it makes your effort much easier. I wanted to make the journey once again and have the support of someone who knew I was capable.
One issue I had was that I had always wanted to be married with a family and I just didn't see that coming about in my life.
In November of 2009, I met my soul mate and I immediately began my current health journey. I started living the lifestyle that leaves you with no worries and confidence that you are becoming better.
Changing yourself is a long process but I had no doubt that I was capable because I had done it before.
From the 1st day I met my husband, I told him of my dream to lose the weight again and be a healthy, active individual. My husband has monitored my weight, pushed me to exercise when I didn't want to, watched to see if my Nutrition was on par, sent me to Zumba class and the gym.
The biggest thing for me in the journey is having a support, my husband has been that support. He has been willing to exercise with me and eat on the same plan.
After 108.2 lbs lost in 2 years and 10 months, he appreciates the changes I have made and sees the change every day!
He pushes me every day to see that change and I am forever grateful that I have gained confidence, look much better and am very fit!
We must hold the hope that we will attain our goals and strive for it every day!
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