Sunday, January 13, 2013
How many times do we feel like we've failed, feel like it's to difficult. We quit and then just walk away. I think it's time I quit walking away and start trying harder every day. While we all know it's not an "all or nothing" journey we often find ourselves trying to be so stringent, so restrictive that we set unrealistic goals. And by doing that we're walking a path that truly, no one can reach the end of! Each day is a new set of challenges and goals and it's up to us to choose to "walk away" or try harder......
Today I'm going to try harder.......how about you?
Saturday, January 12, 2013
I had this sent to me by a Dear friend. She said it "fit the new you". Evidently another perk of eating healthy and exercising is that my energy level is up a bunch and I'm out there "looking for trouble" so to speak.
Let the Devil worry today, hit the floor running!
Friday, January 11, 2013
1. "I've never been able to keep the weight off...."
2. "I'll never be able to lose that much...."
3. "I fail at everything...."
4. "I can't do this...."
5. "I don't have the will power...."
6. "I can't exercise for 30 minutes...."
1* How hard have I tried? Did I really commit myself to keeping it off or did I get lazy...
2* It didn't go on overnight, it won't come off fast either. I need to remember this!
3* Do I fail because I don't try? Do I fail because I was a "quitter".
4* Did I REALLY try? Did I ever visualize myself attaining those goals or did I just stop trying.
5* How do I know without trying, and by trying I can't mean just for a little bit of time.
6* When I started, no, I couldn't but I also knew that if I kept at it I would get there.
Don't let "yesterday" rob you of your "today" and don't let "yesterday" rob you of all your tomorrows! You cannot change yesterdays.....you can only move forward one step, one meal, one day at a time.
* I WILL keep the weight off
* I WILL follow my plan and get healthy, losing the weight along the way is a bonus!
* I WILL NOT fail, failure is only possible if I QUIT and I'm not going to quit!
* I WILL do this!
* I DO have the will power if I allow myself to believe that and work it. Will every day be hearts and roses, will I always make the right choices, no, but that's ok too!
* I CAN exercise for 30 minutes, I can exercise for 60 now...straight! I couldn't before though but by believing in myself I found out I could.
Living in ones past is like walking with a mask on and heading towards a cliff. Your gonna go over the edge sooner or later so take that blindfold off, get a good look at where you are, CELEBRATE HOW FAR YOU'VE COME AND MOVE ON!
Thursday, January 10, 2013
I did NOT want to exercise yesterday and didn't plan on it. But, as the day progressed it was a little voice in the back of my head that just kept getting louder, Louder and LOUDER! Being rather new to exercise I'm trying to find that balance between doing so much I'm sore constantly and burning out to trying to reach a goal of a minimum of 30-60 minutes a day, 6 days a week. I have not found it yet but I'm working on it! Yesterday I did not want to exercise but I told myself I'd just dress out and start slow/simple.....if I still felt to sore and had no energy I'd stop after 10 minutes. That didn't happen. I got through Day 1 and Day 2's video's in the 28 day Boot Camp Challenge and then felt so energized that I went on and did 30 minutes of Walking away the pounds....so, I guess I talked myself "into" it yesterday! As the photo says, the only bad exercise session is the one you DON'T do! Go for it!
Sunday, January 06, 2013
Yesterday was a wonderful day spent with 8 of the most favorite people in the world, my grandchildren! We went to the Children's Museum and spent the day learning so many different things, having fun and just enjoying each others company! Lots of walking, bending, stretching....even a trip to the museum can be a workout!
Across the street the local Community Center was having it's 36th Anniversary complete with the park filled with vendors....all relating to "health". We joined the Mayors "Get Fit" walking team and signed up to walk 100 miles each by June 30th. Along with that we were given a free T-Shirt, a wonderful water bottle and a pedometer each! The grands are really thrilled to have joined and are looking forward to our weekly walks along the Rillito River here in Tucson. There were so many things to see and do along with a bag full of "freebies". My DIL even got a brand new booster seat for the youngest grandson!
Needless to say, the kids got hungry (as kids do) and we went into the Community Center where they were serving a reasonably priced lunch (remember, I'm feeding 8 kids here)! There were 2 choices on the "menu", the first was a Hot Dog, Potato Chips and sugary Fruit Punch the second was Shredded Beef, Tortilla's, Refried Beans and Rice. Whoa here, I thought this was a "health" fair!
The kids were happy with the hot dogs but Nana (me) went hungry! I did go back to the one vendor that was handing out water in bottles and another that was giving a homemade trail mix of sorts (to which I took out the M&M's).
Lesson learned? ALWAYS CARRY A HEALTHY SNACK AND EXTRA WATER WITH YOU NO MATTER WHERE YOU GO! Needless to say I was starving when I got home. It was everything I had to not grab "whatever" I could find and scarf it down. I ended up with a quick lunch of natural, no sugar added P. Butter (1 TBS) on 1/2 an Orowheat whole wheat sandwich thin, 1 cup watermelon cubes and 1 carton of FF light vanilla yogurt. Problem solved but it was a lesson I learned the hard way and it won't happen again!
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