Monday, June 15, 2009
Wow! What a difference it makes to give myself permission to focus on MYSELF!
I normally team teach 4th grade and have 43 students in one class. I am on GO from 5:30 am-5:30 pm......totally involved in work. There has been little left of me in the afternoons when I come home. Now, I am away from the daily grind. I am spending 4 weeks in my mountain home in Angel Fire,NM. There is something uplifting about the mountains and the tranquility that comes with this place 9,000 ft up.
I am focused on ME. What makes me tick? What makes me happy? What do I need to do to lose 30 lbs? How will I handle the eating/drinking situation when I am invited to lunch, dinner, or a party? Eating healthy feels so good. Hiking, stretching and exercise can become a part of my daily routine. What can I take from this mountain top back to TX? How can I feel this way at home, doing the daily grind?
Sunday, June 14, 2009
Now that I am up in the mountains with some much needed alone time, I am peeling back the layers of all the reasons why I overeat, overdrink, and don't make exercise a priority. I am 50 years old and if it takes me 50 more years, I will learn to overcome emotional habits that lead to weight gain! I'm done!
Saturday, June 13, 2009
I must have every excuse in the book for not putting forth the effort to do my cardio exercises. Well, today, I will not find an excuse. Instead, I will put exercise first on my priority list......First comes exercise, then comes an EXCUSE to relax!
Friday, June 12, 2009
I am currently in the mountains, surrounded by fresh air, hummingbirds and amazing hiking trails to explore each day. The televisions have not been turned on, and the telephone is not ringing. I am peeling back layers and layers of excuses as to why I gained all of my weight back in a year. I am shifting my attitude today......it is no longer about the next meal, the next happy hour, the next party...it is about the now..right now...this very minute, this moment. I am on the spark path, logging my food and exercise. Today, I have the right attitude. I left the 170's and said hello to the 160's. Solitude...all I needed was time to breathe, think, and plan. When I return to work in the fall, I will plan solitude into my day....it makes a huge difference on my attitude towards diet and exercise.
Monday, May 25, 2009
I haven't been sparking and the scale told on me this morning.
Spark is so simple. Calories in must be a little less than calories out in order to lose weight. I am GREAT during the day, but seem to fall off the wagon on the weekends and at night........My brain just shuts off, and the "Tomorrow attitude" of I'll start again tomorrow takes over.
Well, today, I am fighting back. I am logging my food, drinking my water, and I will not cave in again tonight.
Today, is a brand new day....and I have a brand new attitude.........TODAY I will make it happen
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