Wednesday, February 11, 2009
Another day, another day to exercise & eat right --
Sounds good at times, and then again sounds like a hair-shirt! I too most definitely have 'those days' when I just want to stop this, sit my rear end on the couch, watch a few soaps and dig into the bag of chips or M&Ms or both! But, I know if I do that how awful I would feel about myself. The weight is so stubborn about coming off, and I feel I deserve to lose weight after all this effort! We all know this is not easy! And not for "sissies" (my favorite cup coaster is "growing old isn't for sissies"
Soooo we all have to kick ourselves (and each other) in the patootie sometimes to remind ourselves that this life of fitness & good health is extremely important, and it's the little things we don't see that is making this so worthwhile...like the glasses & glasses of water making our skin glowy; the hours & hours spent exercising keeping us flexible & strong & off the meds - making our doctors happy; and the personal joy in finally fitting back into clothes we really enjoy wearing and how we look with that flat tummy - (ok, so that is a biggie)
Vanity - thy name is Woman (so?!)
Well, I am going to hop back down off this soapbox and get back to work. The scales here are being cruel to me too.. I have lost a couple or 3 lb, and this is my danger point..where I fall back off the wagon so easily after feeling so virtuous about losing so little! Sissy - don't stop now gal - the war has only just begun!!!!
Wednesday, January 07, 2009
Weight loss is a good thing, but being healthy and taking care of myself is the name of the game. This fact is more & more obvious everyday to me. The fitter I become, the more I wonder how did I lose myself to being overweight, tired & grumpy before? Is that the way I want to feel? No way! So when my muscles ache, or that dessert looks so tempting, I remember what it really is going to cost me if I neglect what is best for me. I am going to blog with some quotes here to help me stay focused - where I want to be! Putting thoughts in writing, and then going back to read, keeps me on track:
If you don't do what's best for your body, you're the one who comes up on the short end.
Henry Wadsworth Longfellow
It takes less time to do things right than to explain why you did it wrong.
Johann von Goethe
Knowing is not enough; we must apply. Willing is not enough; we must do.
Achievement seems to be connected with action. Successful men and women keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don't quit.
Obstacles are those frightful things you see when you take your eyes off your goal.
We never repent of having eaten too little.
Gluttony is an emotional escape, a sign something is eating us.
Peter De Vries
Whether you think you can or think you can't - you are right. ~Henry Ford
Success comes in cans, not cant's. ~Author Unknown
If we all did the things we are capable of doing, we would literally astound ourselves. ~Thomas Alva Edison
----- Okay, good start! I'll keep adding to this.
I have given myself a dose of positivity!
Monday, March 10, 2008
Well, one thing I have discovered for sure..being in the physical condition I want to have is a long, long process - but there is light at the end of the tunnel. Since I started out, my goals have changed, as well as my self-discovery, awe in actually doing this, determination to continue, accepting back-sliding as being part of life, realizing limits of what I cannot and should not do, reaching a level of fitness I didn't know I could have, but still knowing I have more I can go on to do! It's pretty amazing really what the body can feel like (big difference), regardless of the outward appearance/changes (not so much just yet), isn't it? All the more reason to continue exercising as a way to live - not just a way of life... hmmmmmm...
I'm not a super-dooper or natural athlete by any stretch of the imagination - never have been & dont see that in my future - ha! - but I do enjoy walking/running on the treadmill (my addiction) .. I love getting in the 'zone', and trotting my little feet off! Today that happened again.. time flew by! I just can't believe how much better I feel afterwards - mentally & physically! I don't think there is anything I could take or do that would make me feel any better!
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