Friday, March 21, 2014
I don't make a habit of taking what people say personally. I try not to let what people say or not say affect how I feel about myself.
Sometimes, all it takes is two sentences.
Two sentences that I didn't really want to hear.
Two sentences that maybe I really needed to hear.
"What does the doctor say about you losing some weight? You looked really nice when you lost all that weight."
Those two sentences were spoken to me by my Mom just this past weekend.
Truth is, I haven't been to the doctor since July. Truth is, yes, I know I looked better and healthier when I lost the weight. Truth is, I have fallen back into old habits and the weight has creeped back.
Those two sentences hit me like a brick and jolted a wake up call...YOU NEED TO DO SOMETHING...NOW!!!!
So, it is time to get back on track. Not to just look "nice" again. I think I look "nice" now. But I do miss my old clothes and I do miss that high you get from a good workout. I just needed someone to slap me in the face, so to speak to get me going again.
I'm back, I'm committed, I'm determined.
The great thing about this is it's not ever too late to start over, make a change, get with it. You just have to say "I'm going to do it" and the DO IT.
Wednesday, March 13, 2013
Today it is sunny outside (yay!) Not too cold - but definitely not warm. A chilly 41 degrees (weatherman indicated it would be in the upper 50's - don't know why I listened).
I wore a dress today to work and yes, I knew that I would be walking at lunch - outside. I purposefully left my sneakers at work yesterday so I would not have the excuse of forgetting to bring them. I even remembered to bring socks!
I thought about skipping out and just going over to Walmart. Back and forth my mind went. But I knew I needed to get out there and just DO IT.
My walking partner skipped out on me today....leaving me another out if I wanted to take it.
But no....I took off my heals, put my sneakers on, put tissue in my ears (my ears are really sensitive to the cold and wind), grabbed my gloves and phone (gotta have music) and headed out the door.
I'm fortunate that where I work has a perfect place to walk around the condo area. It is rectangular and is .20 miles to complete.
I must admit that I felt kind of silly in my dress and sneakers, but I plunged ahead. At first, it wasn't too bad....
Then I rounded the first corner and was walking AGAINST the wind.
....head down....with one hand on my dress trying to make sure it didn't blow up revealing more than intended....
One lap down...five more to go.
The more laps I made, however, the more my underwear started creeping down.
Do you have any idea how uncomfortable that is?
Do you know how hard it is to discreetly pull up your underwear while you are walking?
By the sixth lap, however, I had it all down - one hand tugging at my dress holding it down, the other discreetly pulling up my undies.
I would love to be able to write what the moral of this story is other than if you are going to walk in a dress, wear a long one with good fitting underwear.
Tuesday, March 12, 2013
I suffer from headaches. There are stretches in time where I have them on a daily basis, all day, for a week at a time.
Sometimes, I'm lucky and I have a day without a headache, but returns the following day.
Yes, I have done testing. No tumors, no clots. Not much in the way of explanation.
But today I realized that I haven't had a headache in about 2 weeks. That is truly a miracle! Now, I just need to back track to see what I have done differently so I can keep on doing it.
Monday, March 11, 2013
Shouldn't this be what we think every day.....
Today is THE day that I will do the best that I can do.
Today is THE day when I won't let negative people influence me.
Today is THE day that I put on a smile and make someone else smile.
Today is THE day that I will drink all my water.
Today is THE day that I say " I am important".
Today is THE day that I get off my hiney and do SOMETHING.
Today is not yesterday and will not ever be tomorrow. Today is just today. So concentrate on that.....what can you do today? Not what I did or didn't do yesterday, and not what can be done tomorrow.
Today is THE day.
Thursday, August 11, 2011
How many of us have either heard or said, "I'm just not very motivated to do _________(fill in the blank)?
The dictionary defines motivation as:
1. the act or an instance of motivating
2. desire to do; interest or drive
3. incentive or inducement
So you're motivation to lose weight or become healthy could be almost anything. For me, it was my health. My blood pressure was high, I felt pretty much like crap all the time and I was ready for a change. And from there, I would set little goals and rewards for attaining those goals. For others, sometimes, it could be to be able to get in a new bathing suit, an upcoming wedding, to be able to fit into that ___size jeans, a trip....etc.
Sometimes, you have to create your own motivation....but what happens when you have started on your journey and that motivation is just not there any longer. A lot of people just give up...they become discouraged. Maybe they have slipped and they now believe that the goal that they have set is unattainable. They lose their motivation.
Motivation can come and go and sometimes you don't have control over "motivation".....it's what you do that counts. That's where Determination comes in. You control determination. It is something that comes from within you....not some outward thing that you strive for.
Determination is what causes us to keep going no matter what.
Some of the definitions from the dictionary for determination are:
determination — n
1. the act or an instance of making a decision
2. the condition of being determined; resoluteness
3. a resolute movement towards some object or end
So....no matter what your motivation is to reach your goals....it's your determination that will get you there.
So, set your goals, be motivated, but above all, be determined and resolute in your purpose of getting there.
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