Tuesday, November 08, 2011
The fact of the matter is whether you do it, or you don't, life goes on. Time marches on without a thought as to whether you are living your life to the fullest and to your greatest potential. Time does not sit and wait for you to put your shoes on, lace up and go. Time just goes on and on.
Time is not waiting for you to be healthy and happy and fit before it disappears out the door. Time is going by, ready or not.
I don't want to look back and wonder why with regret that I did not attempt something. I want to live with gusto and remember that each of my days was spent in a pursuit of something great and worthwhile.
Would-be employers love to ask where do you see yourself in 5 years? I never have a good enough answer for that. I don't know. I am working on this finally.
I want to be fit, healthy and strong. I want my health to be robust. I want to climb trees. I want to be able to jump up off the floor at a moment's notice. I want to be able to go sledding, and stand up on skis without the fear of falling down and not being able to get back up. I have been there, and down on the floor, and it ain't pretty.
Keep your eye on the prize. It is not just that I want to look good, be lean and well muscled. I also want to feel good, peppy, and happy inside and out. I want to be comfortable in my own skin, and when someone looks at me with a gleam in their eye, I want to be able to produce my own knowing smile that the gleam is for good reason. I want to be the amazing woman I am inside on the outside too, and on many levels.
I am through living a one-dimensional life. I am done challenging others to get to know the real me, because if they discover the "real me" under all of these layers of fat, then they have passed the test and challenge to know me. It is time to discard all of these outer useless layers I have been hiding under all of these years. It is time to uncover the real me.
Be there or don't. Try or not. Life goes on. Are you going to move with it?
Are you with me, Sparkies?
Saturday, November 05, 2011
Another day tucked under my belt of good eating, no candy and more activity. I am envisioning myself in a better, bright light. I saw someone in the supermarket today who was a fit woman and she was nimbly zipping here and there. I was zipping in my own way, and thinking ahead and realizing (and accepting) that I can also some day be there too.
That was an exciting thought to not just think about, but accept for truth. One person who has given me that feeling that this is mine to grab is my friend, MOMMA LITTLE. It has been great to see her transformation and her positive attitude.
That is my difference maker lately. I have given up my negativity (it was weighing me down) and starting looking deep down in myself for strength. There are SO MANY people who inspire me - both sparkies and not. If you are reading this blog, please do count yourself among those who do.
I looked at myself in the mirror today and told myself (yes, I do have a lot of talks with myself) that while MANY inspire me and help me along, ultimately I am responsible for my success. I am responsible for everything, for doing or not doing. Some may be along for the ride to help me - or sadly those who are around to push my buttons and get under my skin, but no one can make me do anything (good or bad) without my consent. I am the one who is driving the bus. I am driving my own destiny.
The more I recognize this, and embrace it, the better I do.
This morning's diner breakfast was unlike any other. Why? I put my fork down.
I had a spinach omelette with home fries, but I did not eat all of it. I am a long standing member of the clean plate club, and I ate what I wanted, s-l-o-w-l-y (also a miraculous feat) and enjoyed it, without leaving the restaurant feeling as if I would burst. Whoa, what do you know? I can do this. I am doing this. Life is good. I am feeling in balance.
How do you visualize yourselves, sparkies?
Thursday, November 03, 2011
Good morning, sparkies!
I'm continuing my happy dance and celebrations today. Woo hoo! Won't you whoop it up with me?
I got up at 4:30am (not intentionally, but I was awake, so I figured what the heck) and convinced myself I should work out with my wii!
I feel more awake right now than I have felt in weeks. I'm smiling. I am feeling good.
I encouraged myself with words of "amazing, phenomenal, you are doing it" during my work out. I had fun. I topped some previous records. More importantly, I kept going.
When I was done, I had my best blood sugar reading of the week. That's a good reason alone to get back on the wii bandwagon --- even though there are several dozen others....
A couple of weeks ago, a person paid me an unexpected and heartfelt compliment. It has helped me turn around my thinking in that I am celebrating myself at every turn instead of the usual naysaying. It has taken work, but it is becoming easier and second nature with practice.
So far, I like the results. I am celebrating every little step in the right direction and encouraging myself more than ever before. It definitely beats the alternative. That was not working for me a bit. I am unlocking the code to my human nature. I respond best to TLC.
Try a little love, sparkies. See what it brings.
Wednesday, November 02, 2011
I promised myself I would celebrate my progress, so I am!
I did not eat any candy today. I wish I could pretend that I've only been eating it on "the" holiday. I've made it a month or two faux celebration, and that type of party is over.
The pity party has also run its course.
There's a new sheriff in town, and this one is only interested in what can I do to save me.
Today, I am not focusing on the bad and the ugly, I am only here to celebrate: and so I shall.
I ate fruit/veggies today at all meals. I kept my blood sugar in check. I had an active day. I did not give into the temptation of eating sugar. WOO HOO!
I am wicked proud of myself.
Here's hoping for another big win tomorrow!
I am on the comeback trail. Hope to see you there!
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