Tuesday, September 29, 2009
As my first year of healthy eating and regular exercise draws closer on the October 13 anniversary date, I look at my role model's photo on my SP photo page. Ernestine Shepherd is a 72-year-old fitness trainer, and in AMAZING shape. She glows beauty from the inside-out. On her sports shirt in the photo I have up on my page, it lists "determined, disciplined, dedicated."
I look back on this year with a great deal of happiness over many healthy goals - large and small - achieved. I try not to say "Oh, I lost only 30 lbs and everyone else has lost so much more. " We are all doing our own journey, I realize that.
But when I look at Ernestine's photo, I ask myself, "Have I been determined?" Answer - semi-determined. How about disciplined? Answer- somewhat. Have I been dedicated? Answer - to a certain degree.
Well, friends, the writing is on the wall as I enter year #2 of losing weight. If I am going to pull these last 20 from my bones, I can't be semi or somewhat anything. I've gotta go all-out and give it my everything. My body just hasn't wanted to give up any more weight after these initial 30 lbs, so it's time for tough love.
Have a wonderful day, sparkfriends.