Saturday, January 26, 2013
As I look forward to this New Year, I thought about resolutions & how many people make & break resolutions. I've done resolutions in the past and have had some successes and some failures. At this point in my life I want to really make a lifestyle change.
No resolutions to break and then feel bad about. From 2013 and beyond I'd rather face each day, week, month, and year as another opportunity to seek and actually implement change. While I do have goals that I'm working towards, my goal for This Life overall is to SEEK GOD & to DO BETTER & BE BETTER!
If I accomplish that goal, all the others will fall into place no matter what the year.
Wednesday, June 20, 2012
I am sore today. It hurts to push my glasses up on my face. It hurts to push myself up from this chair to go to the bathroom! That's because yesterday for the first time in months-I did strength training! Yeah!!!!
Squats, push-ups, planks, dips, leg extensions! Then repeat!
I tell you "soreness" is SSSOOOOO much better than pain. I have missed this feeling. I'm totally excited but I will be careful so I won't be back at pain again!
Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Last night I hit the gym for the 1st time since February. Wow. I've been trying to give my body time to heal and I must admit, it was hard not to push for at least that 13 minute mile and when I found myself unconsciously pushing...I actually slowed down and decreased the incline!
Yay me for NOT re-injuring my self and today I woke up pain free and ready to hit the gym again tonight. I know I'll eventually get back to a 13 minute mile. And one day I'll even do better than that, (10 minute mile), but that day won't be today!
And today, I'm fine with that.
Wednesday, March 07, 2012
Wow! By now I was supposed to have reached my goal. By now I was supposed to be in the "maintaining" phase. By now I was Not supposed to be here, in this rut. Right? Well, life doesn't care about your goals and your body doesn't care about what "yoU" think it is/was supposed to do.
Truth is that I've been injury prone since October 2011 & instead of taking ALL the time I need, I keep rushing back in only to have to sit out longer. So today I decided that I will simply "Do What I Can Do". No more, no less. No more pushing my self BEYOND my or my body's limits just to hit some random goal that I set on a calendar! No more beating myself up when/if I don't reach that goal.
From now on, I will simply do 1 mile if that's all my body is telling me to do. Even if it takes 18 minutes, when my ultimate goal is to do a 10 minute mile. From now on, I will simply do 1 set, if that is all I can do that day. I will even take 5lbs OFF the weight if need be. I've realized that the cost is FAR TOO GREAT-to my body and my soul; if I push myself too far, too hard, too fast.
So here's to me...doing what I can do....and Loving me NONE the less!
Wednesday, February 08, 2012
I'm REALLY aggravated right now. I just watched Dr. Oz (whose show I like) and I had to leave the room and felt compelled to write this blog. Let me begin by saying I have NO health problems! I have no deep skeletons in my closet. I am a beautiful, educated, happily married woman & I happen to be overweight. And it irks me that the world still feels that if you are over weight, something MUST be wrong with you. There must BE a reason.
Well, let me tell you, there isn't ALWAYS a reason folk are over weight and all over weight people are NOT UNHAPPY OR UNHEALTHY! I'm fat for a lot of reasons....I'm older, I've birthed 3 children, I'm busy, I'm married. But not One reason, is something is wrong with me. Nor did Something happened in my child hood that makes me hate my self and use food to comfort me. What a load of crap.
It's a fact that as most women age and go through hormonal changes, that we gain weight and a million women have had children and found it difficult to lose weight thereafter. And not to mention I'm married. There was a whole article and blog on sparkpeople, about is your relationship making you fat. Now I don't know about other folk but when I met my husband nearly 20 years ago one of our favorite things to do was walk in the park and go get ice cream. We enjoyed each other and we enjoyed all 35 flavors. We were just happy and in love. Fast forward to now, 3 kids later, menopause, and life and yeah 50 lbs (both of us) overweight. None of the flavors were fat free..
I believe that not everyone was meant to be a size 2 or 6 or 8. Nor do I believe that everyone should be a size 16 or 18 or 20. Plus it is not true that overweight people are unhealthy and disease ridden. Even at my heaviest I could do a mile while my sister who's never been a day over 160 lbs could not even walk a block. Fat does NOT mean unhealthy, just like skinny doesn't mean healthy. I know plenty of people who are skinny and have heart attacks, diabetes, etc and here I am, overweight and I have none of those.
I suppose my point is, love yourself. When my husband looks at me, he sees that fine girl he fell for 20 years ago no matter if I'm that size or not. Even my friends & family have told me that I'm not what they consider fat. I'm losing weight because I choose to. Not because society is uncomfortable with my size and it is WRONG for Dr Oz to tell me to lose weight to make him feel better. I guarantee you if I die of anorexia because society told me I was fat, not ONE of those folk would be at my memorial.
So, listen sparkies, if you are losing weight-I applaud you. But if you don't lose another pound, I love you and I hope you love yourself.
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