Monday, June 23, 2014
We had my husband's family reunion this past weekend in Star Valley, Wyoming and as usual I watched 90% of the action instead of participating in it. As I watched my sister-in-law who is very active, eats healthy and exercises daily, I realized I want to be active just like her. I want to be the one who goes on the river run, goes on the hikes, goes swimming and plays with her grand kids in the pool. It's ridiculous to sit on the sideline instead of doing something so I can join in the action. I had my personal epiphany this weekend. I have 53 weeks to get myself into shape so that next year it will be me, joining with her, in all the activities. I have a new goal to work towards. I have pictures to help me visualize my goal and to keep me motivated. It's time to quit sitting around feeling sorry for myself. It's time to implement the five G's. They are: 1. get off the couch 2. get active & move more 3. get exercising daily 4. get eating right and 5. get more sleep. With these five G's, I will reach my goal!
Sunday, May 04, 2014
I've been in the self destruct mode these past 5 months. I realized that it was senseless to be on this site and not do the things that needed to be done. I was very good at thinking, and planning, but I was horrible at the Doing. The truth is out, I do not want to DO everything it takes to loose weight. I was picking and choosing which steps of the Spark Solution I would DO. I thought I knew more than the experts. Wrong! It's no wonder I weigh more today than when I started. Facing this truth about myself is actually less painful than my avoidance of the truth. I am now willing to DO and to follow the Spark Solution as written. Monday is my official start day. I have learned all to well, you don't get anywhere by just planning, it takes DOING.
Truth #2, I am a perfectionist. If I can't do something perfect then I don't want to do it. I want it to be easy, I want it to be quick and I want it to be perfect. Talk about debilitating! I want to go from zero to 100 in 2 seconds. This thought process is why I don't DO. By starting out small, becoming consistent with the small steps, I will be able to be consistent when my steps become larger. I want to become one of the successful weight loss members of Spark People. To be that, I need to DO the Spark Solution as written and without any modification to it. The truths have been faced, it's now time to start DOING. My new motto is, Don't think, don't question, just DO IT!
Wednesday, February 12, 2014
This weekend I was tending my grand children while their mom and dad had a week end get away. It was their first sleep over at grandma and grandpas. I absolutely had a blast. I just wish I had all their energy. Monday the song "Choo, choo the big train is coming down the track now. Stop, look and listen. Stop, look and listen. Choo choo the big train is coming down the track." As I was singing this song I realized how I could apply the message of this song to loosing weight. I need to tell myself to as soon as I get a negative thought, a desire to over eat, to have a late night snack, or to talk myself out of exercising, Secondly I need to look inward to see why I want to do those things. Finally after analyzing the whys I need to then listen to my conscious, for it will tel me what I need to do. I believe that if we will literally tell ourselves to stop just as soon as the negative thoughts appear we will be able to replace those thoughts with positive thoughts and positive actions. So my FSC friends, remember to stop, look & listen!
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