Saturday, May 11, 2013
This Saturday morning...my only morning to sleep in, I woke up at 6:00 a.m...couldn't get back to sleep. Got up and moving but still felt so drained and tired. My head busy with the noise of all the "stuff" I have to do today, I noticed a small, little voice interrupt, "you can just work out tomorrow..." I did nothing with that thought, just let it linger there. Focusing again on all I had to do today I began to have a dialogue with that voice. "Yeah, I can do my workout tomorrow. My head hurts, my body is sore and I have too much to do." Then I logged onto my spark coach. I went through my daily tasks and the theme just happened to be about all the excuses we give ourselves to NOT work out. So, I told my "self" to shut up and I did a killer workout! So glad I did. 30 minutes of high intensity cardio and I burned 500 calories!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yeah, I need to fire the little demon that tells me to take the easy road!
Tuesday, May 07, 2013
A week and a half of an excellent program for me. But then about two days ago I noticed some thoughts that didn't line up with my goals. Then I noticed myself "sneaking" a bite here, a bite there, of sugary foods and not counting it. Then yesterday I caught myself in another old behavior that would sabotage me...movie theater popcorn (more than a serving). This morning, then, I woke up and was still so tired (and my sinuses were swollen) that I didn't get up to work out. In the past, this would be where the hills runs downward.
Today, I decided to invest my time into my spark page, my spark coach and re-assessing my goals.
My goal is to move every day. Today I have decided after work I will go to the Lake and jog a few miles. Another goal is to stay within my nutritional guidelines, so I won't eat anything else until dinner and I will continue tracking no matter what! Another goal is to invest in myself the same way I would encourage others to invest in themselves.
I am worth the time. I am worth the thought. I am worth the exercise. I am worth the healthy choices. I'm worthy of love and I will not hide my true self any longer. Press through, press on!
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
I had planned on just ignoring the fact that I had probably used all my calories, so I could enjoy the milky momentary gratification of an ice cream cone. I had the whole house ready to go. I decided I had better add my last meal before we go, just so I would know how much over I went.
I added the meal and was still in my weightloss range. This was the moment of power: ignore the truth and go over my weightloss range or surrender the idea of the ice cream cone. After about five minutes of contemplation, I decided I would rather write this blog of victory rather than eat the ice cream cone.
This is immediate gratification: I DID IT! Another day of victory.
Tuesday, April 30, 2013
Some reflection of my choices today:
I could tell you that I ate about 4 bites of popcorn at a school function this evening. I could also focus on the fact that I ate a serving and a half of tortilla chips, or that I was short in my water intake. The old me would be simmering in the guilt, and the lack of perfection. But I won't.
I will tell you of all the beautiful, wonderful choices I made today! Today, I chose to wake up at 5:30 a.m. and do a hard workout for 30 mins. Then I made it a point to track every little thing I consumed today...including the creamer in my coffee. I also did NOT snack after dinner.
I made a lot of decision today out of love for myself...and that's not something I can say every day. Today was a success. A full, 100% success! I stayed in my nutrition ranges and remembered my goals.
In addition, I need to take a look at what was going on that I gave myself approval to deviate from my plan. What did I want? What was I thinking/feeling???? How can I use this to strengthen my game? Let me go get to work on that...
Monday, April 29, 2013
Every day we face choices. Every day we are tempted. It enters through our senses: sight, smell, taste, touch, and sound. Today was one of those days that my senses were tickled every where I went. At work, it was cinnamon rolls for an employee's birthday...passed on them and ate fruit. At the mall the smells of popcorn and pretzels, signs that read chocolaterie and ice cream. I won't even comment on the smells of the food court. Passed on aaaaaalllll of that too! I kept thinking that "I'm not that kinda girl!" I felt the excitement of losing weight and feeling good. My faith is strong...supernatural. Today I surrendered a lot of things to the power within me that spoke to me of change.
I deny my senses and I listen to my spirit, which is connected to the Spirit that created all good things. Yeah, I listened to Him. I believe Him. I am the Princess of the Almighty and I have already conquered my flesh. My senses, my thoughts, my feelings do not control my spirit; it is He who is in me that I surrender all control to so that I may finish the race.
This guy named Nehemiah was rebuilding his temple. In the process, many deceivers and distractions came. Each time, Nehemiah kept his focus on his work and stated, "I am doing a good work, and I cannot come down." I too, am doing a good work, and cannot come down.
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