Thursday, June 07, 2012
The question is not CAN YOU?
The true question is WILL YOU?
and by you, I mean me, and only I can answer that.
The answer is yes. A Resounding yes. Hundreds (if not thousands) of successful sparkers have gone before me, doing just the same...putting one foot in front of the other and just going.
There are so many programs out there and I have just hit upon what is the simplest most doable FOR ME (your results may vary). I am becoming a calories in, calories out kind of girl. Couldn't be much simpler. Do I have to count? Most certainly,...but the flipside is just because I was not counting doesn't mean that the numbers were not there. The pounds were adding up.
Two (count 'em two) mornings in a row, I have prepped a breakfast and eaten it at home. I have had an earth shattering (to me) moment -- blueberries taste better when you heat them up. WHAT! I love blueberries already - and now they are even more satisfying and delicious. Sweet yeah!!!
I am simplifying my life. Some of it has been from necessity, but part of it is because I realize what works best for me. I am good at simple math! Ha! I can handle this stuff!
I am clearing guilt from my life and putting myself first on occasion. It's okay to do that. It is counter-intuitive to everything we have been taught, but it really is OKAY to make yourself front and center. You can't always do that, but when you can, I highly recommend it!
So, sparkers - not CAN YOU, but WILL YOU?
Tuesday, June 05, 2012
I am okay just as I am. In fact, I am downright beautiful. Sometimes, you might have to squint to see it, (Lord knows I do), but if you look in just the right angle, and with the right filter, you will see that I am a beautiful person inside and out.
That's good, and it is a good start, but what I am looking for is more. Far more.
I am seeking to better myself just because I want to do more, I want to believe more, I want to see the same awesomeness that people tell me they see in me. I want to stop doubting others that I am this great person they cherish. Sometimes, I believe it without too much trouble, but mostly I try to look around the corner to see who are they talking about. It couldn't possibly be me.
Well, it is. and I am rocking towards a better me. Look out, June. I am taking over!
Thursday, May 24, 2012
I have been working (semi) hard and getting results. I had stronger success in the past (now 7 years gone by) where I saw very good results. I had a 3 pronged approach back then - me (I was an advocate for myself), my doctor, and my coach.
Together we whittled down my blood sugar, took off some pounds and I was a healthier version of me.
I am back to supporting myself in my goals, have a good doc in my corner, and now I am looking for that third piece. I am seeking a personal trainer, who can be an online coach from afar and I am hopeful a Sparkie will know someone or can recommend someone to me.
I'm looking for someone who can help push me along, knows what he/she is talking about, and be friendly but in a no nonsense tough love kind of way!
I want someone who is going to help me become a better me!
Have a great day, sparkies!
Sunday, May 13, 2012
If you hear excessively loud clapping, it is just me, patting myself on the back.
Hubby and I made bfast plans out at our favorite diner. I was jonesing for a breakfast burrito, which is just glorified egg mixture put in a tortilla and grilled a bit. I really thought this through. I thought about asking them to use my wheat tortilla to prepare it, but figured that might not fly with health dept code and all, so I did the next best thing.
When the dish arrived, I scooped it out of their tortilla and put it into mine, saving many extra cals and carbs. BRAVO SISTER! That is what I am talking about. I took the liberty of pre-warning hubby I had this up my sleeve so he would not freak out. It worked!
I won't pretend that my tortilla tasted better. I am sure it did not. BUT, what did TASTE BETTER was the taste of victory! I can have my burrito and eat it too! Sweetness! I almost did a victory lap around the diner. GO ME!
I am really happy with myself. I am wrapping my head around doing good things for myself = love, and I am worth it. WOO HOO!
Show your love, sparkies --what have you been doing for yourself lately?
Thursday, May 10, 2012
I got up 30 mins early and whipped out my new indoor peddler to get some bike time in., Um, I could not get it to open up right. What? Crimp in my style. I was pumped up, and then deflated. and then... I MOVED ON!
This is just what it takes me to pull myself right back on the road. I am doing what I need to do to pull myself along, get my fitness in order, and my life falls in order. Got a little spark re-started, and now off to make some oatmeal for breakfast! Yes!!!!
Have a great day, sparkies!!!
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