As I weigh in this morning I saw my little swimmer at the 10lbs mark and I'm very happy about that!! My long term goal is 40lbs overall, but my next main focus/target is to lose the next 7lbs and reach 150Ville!
I can do this!! I have 3 more weigh ins for the month of December and I would love to reach that number to begin 2011 in that long awaited landing in 150Ville!
It's going to mean determination and focus ... which I am going for! With my new focus/vision board and as I start reading Peggy McColl's book "Be a Dog with a Bone", I'm not letting go of this one!!
My plan for the week includes my morning workouts along with some evening workouts. I generally feel tired after work because it gets dark so early now, but I pledge to do a workout at 6pm every night. Be it at home, or a swim at the recreation centre or yes, even a walk (as long as it's not freezing).
I'm not letting go of this 10lbs weight loss either -- as I've been there before and re-gained. No more yo-yoing! This time it's gone for GOOD!!
Cheers All to a Healthy Lifestyle!! Wishing you a fabulous week!!
I spent a few hours this Sunday afternoon creating my 'focus' vision board... A little over 7 weeks to cruise take off and when I am tempted to sway off path, these pictures will remind me of why I'm working so hard to make things happen.
I hung the board in my workout area so I can see it every day!
I had a good day yesterday, but a 'cheat' day. Today I'm back on track and busy doing laundry and cleaning - regular Sunday stuff.
Supper is in the oven, I'm watching the light snow falling and going to do a few more things...
Getting ready for the new work week ahead and will blog my plan for the week tomorrow monring.
Tonight's plan includes an after dinner ST workout as well as some Ab work. In bed early to get up and do another one tomorrow morning!
These are all signs reinforcing the path I'm on and so far December has been great for me! I've been busy with work and my volunteering and although I haven't managed to get as much exercise in as I would have liked, I still manage to get in at least 10mins. I figure 10mins is better than NO minutes.
Last night I treated my girls out to dinner and it was really a nice experience. They both truly enjoyed it and I think it may be something we can do every month or so. We toasted with our alcohol free drinks to Ozzy Osbourne's Birthday (he's my oldest's idol and he turned 62 yesterday - still rocking the stages on tour) and we toasted to my new job!
They also received a package of 'gifts' from their father and step-mother which I only unpacked this morning an tucked under the tree (so they could still be surprised by them - at this age they are too nosy when they see shapes and stuff ).
I won't get to my shopping until mid-December but I already feel in the spirit. The house is decorated - only a few more things to put up. I will also go into work with the girls to decorate my door and put up a picture of a tree to hang our "Angel Tree" gift tags as our workplace is getting gifts for 10 boys/girls to donate to the local boys and girls club. Pretty great idea and I love that it's all in line with my favourite thing - ANGELS (and as a HALO team member... well who could ask for more?!!?).
I was also thinking that in order to finish my year strong and stay motivated until my cruise that I will put together a new Vision Board specific to the next 7 weeks until I leave. I have yo-yo'd throughout the year, but it doesn't mean that can't change now. Again as the theme readings say, and Hedley's song says "It's never too late"... so my friends ... take heart... make the most of your daily gift of 86,400 seconds and make them COUNT!!
I woke up to check my e-mail to find I had received 4 SP Trophees for the past month: Consistence, Perfect Attendance, 1000 Fitness Minutes and over 500 SP Points! I just love these! It confirms my progress and affirms that I'm on the right path! Like I wrote about doing a performance review of our progress - SP does an job in keeping us motivated by having added these!
The awards are that much sweeter considering I started the month off with a difficult challenge and came out of it a true WINNER!!
Last night was our Chapter meeting and it was wonderful. We were in the nice ball room so we had extra space and the atmosphere was very Christmassy with the decorations and gifts. Our guest speaker was also really interesting as she tried to squeeze etiquette and protocol items in 1 hour. Here's a photo of me and our past-president as I awarded her 5 years of membership appreciation certificate.
One of the regular agenda items on our program is called "Good of the Order" which is an opportunity for members to share personal stories of good news, or any other news they wish to relay to members. When everyone was done, I took the time to speak to how at the last meeting I announced that I was seeking work and that I was now successfully employed at a wonderful new workplace! I emphasized how putting my passion and purpose to work (our international theme) made this happen and re-iterated the power of positive thinking and visualization!
The evening was truly great! I was of course tired as I didn't arrive home until after 9:30pm (way past my bed time ). But today is FRIDAY!! It's my first 'pay day' from my new workplace and it felt great to open that first pay stub yesterday! I think that I will treat my girls out to dinner as a celebration as I have not yet had an opportunity to celebrate my getting this job. I also want to give them a little 'reward' for being such amazing kids! I wrote them a note on the fridge white board to say I was very lucky to have such amazing daughters! My oldest has been the little 'cook' all week so I figure she deserves the treat and break too!
Weekend plans are relatively routine, but healthy! I've had an amazing week and have been doing well with my eating (even at last night's buffet dinner - skipped the potates and desserts). My exercise has been fairly consistent with the exception of yesterday as I had to prepare for the meeting. I'm looking forward to the next Body for Life tracker check in on Monday!
Wishing my dear SP Friends an amazing day and Fabulous Weekend!!
As you know, I wake up very early every morning and it's become a sacred part of my day. The beginning of my day is filled with positive affirmations and this one was shared with me and so I wish to share it with all of you! Please take a few minutes now - and every morning to reflect and affirm what a wonderful life we have!
It's from the Secret and works with the Law of Attraction to bring great things into our lives. I have been practicing these principles in my own life with great results. Ask, Believe, Receive is below my signature in all posts and I truly believe, therefore I open up my world to receive the good and you can do the same!
Enjoy this day - and every day with the gratefulness of all the good that lives within it! By beginning your day this way, you set the tone for great success in all that you do!