Sunday, January 27, 2013
As I peal myself out of bed (I have the FLU or some nasty contagion) and walk into the bathroom; I stop to take a look in the mirror and my 1st thought is YUCK!!!
My hair’s a mess, no problem I think, to be expected. My skin looks horrible; I can handle that; “Who really drinks water when they have the flu (orange juice, herbal tea and ginger ale overload)?” But the flu doesn’t explain the belly fat, the cellulite or the other unsightly bulges that VEX me to my core.
Being sick has given me time to slow down, time to think. The one question that keeps plaguing me is, “What’s really the Problem?”
-Why do I go from weight loss to weight gain?
-Why is the maintenance phase, the shortest phase in my journey?
-Why do I never make it to life style change?
It’s easy to recite the all the cliché’s, OLD Habits, stress and of course LIFE, but I’ve rode in this rodeo far too long, for cliché’s and quick witted excuses (I mean justifications). It’s time for self-evaluation, not a new plan, not a new workout routine. The 30 day SHRED works, Turbo Jam works, Insanity works; the routine is not the problem, what’s happening in my subconscious mind, what I’ve buried deep in my heart that’s the problem. You can pull up a weed, but if you don’t go deep, if you fail to extract its root, the weight (I mean the weed) only returns. And guess what, it comes back even stronger than before.
So today, a new chapter unfolds. Who was I vs. Who am I? The answer to these questions, will position me to clearly define the woman I will become without reservations or limitations.
Peace and Blessing Fam!!!
Saturday, October 13, 2012
Mrs IDA is such a great motivator, especially for us ladies in the 40 and over club!.
It's not just about her physical accomplishments...but her emotional victories as well!
I fully believe in the concept of Taking BACK MY Life...
Looking forward to the arrival of my book!!
Wednesday, August 01, 2012
First of all let me say (DRUMROLL) - I did lose 20 lbs. My goal was 30. I was shooting for the stars and landed somewhere in the clouds which still puts me ahead of the game, but my real progress was made on the emotional front.
With me, as with most, 2011 and 2012 have come with their fair and unfair share of adversities and my attitude has been less than favorable. I was frustrated, depressed, in a constant state of complaining and fault finding which was getting me no where. I decided to take control. Before any permanent physical changes could occur, there was a certain amount of mental homework that had to take place. All battles are won and lost in the mind.
First there had to be an honest assessment of where I was. Second, I had to be willing to take complete responsibility for the state that I was in. No blaming, no projecting, pure ownership. I am HERE, because of the choices and decisions I have made up to this point. Once I did those things my heart and mind were clear and I was able to determine where I wanted to be and create a roadmap to get there.
This has been a pivotal month, but my work is not done...Looking forward to what August will bring.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
..with the Scale that is.
I am back to weighing daily. I know, I know, the scale isn't the only measure of success, but for me; it's my biggest motivator, my most faithful accountability partner and his honesty is unyielding. So every morning I check-in and my friend tells me to keep doing what I am doing or it's time to make some changes. One day my obsession will end, but for now this co-dependent relationship works and my philosophy is, "if ain't broke don't fix it". I have bigger fish to fry (figuratively that is).
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I really think I am addicted to ST John's Wart, 5-HTP and DHEA, I could probably go on. Since my late 30's I've been experiencing really bad mood swings (horrible mood swings ) and by 40, it was on. I probably should have gone to the doctor's, but I am a self proclaimed physician so I decided to treat myself. Anyway, I attempted to stop taking St. John's Wart (slowly weaning my self off). Well last week was my 1st week not taking any and I was fine. No road rage, no Co-worker rage, nothing. Well yesterday, NO FOOD and NO SUPPLEMENTs made Lynn a very ugly girl. So this morning, I'm back on my self prescribed meds...I think I will be on these for the long haul.
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