Tuesday, April 19, 2011
I cannot believe it! I actually can still do it! It took me awhile to warm up and granted, 5 jumps at one time isn't very many! But I am so proud of myself!
I have been pestered lately by this sweet little voice in my head whipering "This day is for you-get out and jumprope". Well, it's really easy to ignore that noise when you're on the tired side, but today there was energy, so I went out to the back patio with the jumprope. Now, granted, it is a cloth jumprope, rather flimsy if you ask me. Any excuse in a storm, right? All I know is, when I first started out, two things happened One, I can't jump on both feet because gravity still works too well. The second thing that happened was the rope came over me right after I jumped! It took several jumps to get the coordination back. Finally one jump, one leg at a time. Then two jumps. After about 6 mins. or so, I could actually do 5 jumps before I goofed with the rope. I did about 10 mins.today. Next nice day I'll try again, and again. I will get this thing down and it's so much fun doing it! I never imagined I would have such trouble jumproping, but after probably 30 years, one does tend to get a little rusty! It's time to get the rust out!
Monday, April 18, 2011
I learned a hard lesson this weekend. I don't have to eat all the fries and all the hamburger to enjoy them! It really is okay to listen to your conscience when it says, no more! I blew my calorie count because I felt I wanted and therefore had to have a hamburger for dinner last night. Of course, that also meant fries, which I knew beyond a doubt was a no-no. But the I want's were in charge last night. So this morning I wake up with guilt. Fortunately, sparkie has reminded me enough of falling and getting back up, so I did. Now, in the evening, I can look back on a very successful day. I've exercised, I've eaten right, and now I'm going to have some me time! Thank God for second chances-we all need them once in a while!
Saturday, April 16, 2011
I have been noticing a very different and yet wonderful change in my life-my grocery shopping. It is truly amazing! I have developed over the past year the abillity to shop wiser and more nutritiously than ever before! My grocery list is followed pretty closely, which is for food value as well as to keep the impulse monster from taking over. I had given up on buying what I wanted, just what I needed. Now I find they are one of the same! That really shocks me as I never imagined I would be a health nut! I just thank the people at Sparkie so much for giving me good eating ideas and providing such wonderful recipes! They make my life so much easier and definitely more fun! To be able to shop without guilt is a definite plus! It's also very exciting to keep trying new recipes and different foods than I've eaten before. Yep, shopping has to be done and now it happens with a smile on my face!
Friday, April 15, 2011
I seem to be in a spinning vortex of time that is moving faster and faster every week! The week starts so slow, but organized, but picks up speed and becomes more chaeotic until by Friday all I can do is just fly off into nothingness because I'm moving so fast I can't stop myself! How does one slow down? I think, okay now I've got that done, I can take it easy for a few minutes. Ha! Life happens and all of a sudden there are three things that need done in that space of time I just emptied! It's called stress, I guess. So, this is how I'm learning to handle it:
1) Take at least 10 mins. a day for ME!!!
2) Write down my to-do's and prioritize them as much as possible!
3) Give myself credit for things attempted if not accomplished at the end of the day!
4) Quit using excuses that help me procrastinate!
Yep, I've decided. I will not let life be in control of me anymore. God is my controller and I am His instrument!
Friday, April 15, 2011
Just when you're getting used to a routine and you start getting some security in knowing what's happening, something always changes. And then there comes the stress-the fear of running to the food and then feeling guilty and running back for more. That is the roller coaster I'm on right now. When things are calm and anitcipated, there's no problem, but let there be any changes, and right away my stress levels go up and so does my inability to focus on my eating. I'm beginning to wonder, does it ever stop? I've been working at this for over a year now and it seems like I am still working as hard to stay focused as I was in the beginning!
Well, I read something a bit enlightening the other day. It was talking about how Sparkpeople appreciates the approach of "two steps forward, one step back' in a person's weight loss journey. I began to realize that is just what I'm doing! I get going good and fall back, seemingly. But really what is happening is that I am falling just far enough back to be able to learn from that experience so that I can move further the next steps I take. What a wonderful realization-I'm not just wasting my time here! I am moving forward! Maybe alot slower than I'd like, but it is happening! So now I can take on each day with a positive outlook-no matter what happens today, I will end it further along than I was yesterday!
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