Monday, November 14, 2011
Seeing is believing.
Whether it is the number on the scale or the ability to actually get out of the car without calling for help, it is nice to see an improvement. I am really trying. I notice a turnaround in my attitude where I actually want to make an improvement in myself and it is making a difference.
I'll admit it. I gave up a while back, and while I thought that giving up would equal things as same 'ol same 'ol - what it did actually was depress me. It made me feel unable to move and create change. Well, duh. It took me to move past that point to actually do something different. Well now I am watching what I stick in my mouth, tracking it, and doing better things for myself.
I am exercising nearly nightly with the Wii. I am not sitting at my desk continually. I am making changes in all facets of my life. I am doing things a bit differently and I am seeing good results.
Baby steps, sparkies are good, but most importantly for me - steps are steps. Don't do nothing and expect things to change. You've got to start somewhere, and that is what I am doing. Starting somewhere!
Taking action matters!
Have a happy day, sparkies!
Friday, November 11, 2011
Look at me go! That's what I want to shout in the mirror!
The couch potato is turning into a wii monster (again).
I am craving tennis, bowling and baseball, especially baseball.
I re-tested my wii fitness age tonight, and it's 26 (it was 25) woo hoo I will take it.
What I am doing is not for everyone, but is the beauty of life - you get to carve your own path.
I am in a very good place right now, and I don't intend to stay here. I aim to keep moving and changing. I am happy and under my own power.
Be yourself, sparkies! It is who you were meant to be!
Thursday, November 10, 2011
I've told you before, and I am saying it again.
I am driving the bus.
I am responsible for every action, inaction, choice, consequence and responsibility that affects me. Sure things happen outside of my control, but how it affects me is all up to me. In fact, it is really the only thing I can control for sure.
Wow. That's a lot to take in, but it's not so bad when I realize this is nothing new. It has been the same all along. Whether I acknowledge it or not, I have been responsible for every choice and every significant event in my life. My reaction - or lack of it - has not meant that I am uninvolved. I am absolutely involved. It's all about me.
What does it mean for me? I can choose differently. I do not have push my life button and play repeat over and over again. Going on autopilot does seem like what I have done so frequently. It has not worked. I am at my known heaviest.
I have to do something different. I am in desperate need of changes. It is time for me to get behind the wheel and change direction!
Here I go!
Wednesday, November 09, 2011
I walked intervals.
I walked in the dark. (I'd see bats flying overhead.)
I walked in the early morning light. (so early in fact, that I once almost kicked a skunk). (looking down at the last second was a pretty lucky break).
I walked in unknown territory.
I walked in circles.
I walked with a stopwatch.
I walked a half marathon.
I walked by myself.
I remember my former self who walked quite a lot, and quite often.
I am getting reacquainted with my former self again and revitalizing her good habits, and making them second nature again. I went off track and it has taken me far too long to get back on course, but here I am - ready to roll!!!!
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?
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