Saturday, September 03, 2011
OK, how, why, what? I don't know, BUT it seems that SP is rubbing off on my husband?!?! So you all don't know my husband, and I won't go into detail, but let's just say healhty motivation doesn't flow through his veins naturally! He works hard, he is truck driver and when he comes home he really likes to relax. I have been asking him to exercise and eat better for about 6 years now, and somehow we have managed to avoid both. WELLLL, yesterday I asked him if he wanted to eat what I was eating for breakfast, cottage cheese, whole wheat toast, grapefruit and orange juice. He said yes!! OK that was pretty awesome, because a normal breakfast for him will consist of something sugary, sweet and lots of it. So that was yesterday, then today when I got home from work he had the laundry done, bills paid, went to the bank, ran and emptied the dishwasher, mopped the kitchen floor, made the bed and vacumed??? What?? Who is this? Where did my husband go and who is this imposter?! OK, I am obviously shocked. Stupified is a better description for what I am going through right now. I guess listening to me talk about all of my goals and watching me make little changes has sparked something in him. I have begged and pleaded for years for this kind of help around the house. If this is what the future is going to look like........sign me up!! I think I can handle this!!
Friday, September 02, 2011
OK, I have my own personal "one blog per day" rule of sorts. Don't want to overwhelm myself with posting every little event of each day. BUT I do like to have a log to look back on and watch my progress week to week. So in the spirit of that, I HAVE to write this, so I remember how I felt when it happend. This morning when I got to work, I walked in WITHOUT make-up and my boss and her usually non-observant boyfriend both told me that I was glowing today!! My boss said it three times. She asked me what was going on and why I was so happy!! Wow, I'm acutally glowing, already!! I mean that is my goal, I've got it posted all over my vision collage, didn't think anyone would say that to me for a long time. Now that was a MAJOR motivator!!! See, my wieght is at a standstill, but I'm not upset because I am making progress every single day. So darn cool!
Friday, September 02, 2011
Went from a 15 minute, 3 mile bike ride, to a 10 minute one in one weeks time! That is visible progress if I've ever seen it!!! And I cut 5 minutes off my time while riding against the wind half way! I am pretty happy, I was really pushing myself, but I didn't realize I was going that fast. Also finished my vision collage, it's hanging on my fridge and it's gorgeous and highly motivating. Think that is what I was thinking of on my bike ride this morning! If you want to see a blurry picture of my collage, I posted it to my photos this morning. I hope for all the best today for you wonderful warriors. Be strong, be brave and conquer this day, it's waiting to be won over by you!
Thursday, September 01, 2011
I'm reinvisioning my new life. I am slowly transforming my "diet" mentality to a healthy lifestyle mentality. Of course I want to see big results, fast, hard to change that thinking overnight. Slowly it is becoming the non weight results that I am begining to really want to nurture and work on. It doesn't seem so much like a race to a deadline, as it does a lovely path through the woods with hills and valleys leading to a destination I can almost feel, but not see yet. I am begining to think about myself being thin. I bought some health and fitness magazines yesterday, along with a better homes and gardens, and began seeing this life, this body that I don't know if I've ever fully allowed myself to dream for. I picked out the very healthiest body I could, which happened to be Jenny McCarthy, someone I have really liked for a long time, and tons of motivational sayings and will work on my vision collage tonight. I was realizing as I was going through the magazines last night, that I had stopped dreaming some time back. Don't know exactly when it happened, but reality did set in, and I felt a prisoner to a life I didn't really feel was mine for years now. As I grow stronger, and turn away from food as a drug to deal with my life (I am an emotional eater) I am begining to have feelings and thoughts about myself and the possiblities for my future that I had given up on long ago. I am now dreaming of going back to school, even maybe studying nutrition. So, the long and winding road is more than a good song to me now, it is my life. The life I am choosing day by day to carve out and make my own. It feels authentic, and almost predestined in a way. Like I've always known this would happen, and I was just waiting patiently for it to come along. Like a little seed, I have been planeted in good soil, now I just need to step back and watch myself blossom.
Wednesday, August 31, 2011
Started reading The Spark, and I feel compelled to share with you all my fast break list, and my goals.
Create and cook one healthy new recipe per week
Exercise atleast 10 minutes/day
Post goals on fridge, in car, in bathroom, in bedroom, at work
Read my bible 3 times per week
Each goal that I reach, I give myself a dollar that goes into an envelop saved for the end of my first week. I can spend that money on anything I like............I'm dreaming for a new pair of running shoes.
Short term:Drink 8 cups of water everyday without fail, cook a new, healthy recipe once a week without fail and find some new, motivating music for my Ipod, collect magazines for my vision collage and create that with my goals in mind.
Midterm:Get involved in the local homeless shelter, set up schedule to give haircuts to the homeless/jobless people out there looking for work. Ride 6 miles on my bike without stopping. Run one mile without stopping. Loose 20 pounds by my birthday (February 5th).
Long term: Reach 100 people for Christ, loose 110 pounds, afford healthcare, find out why I haven't gotten pregnant and attmept to remedy that, get out of debt, start my retirement plan, start saving for a house, go back to school or buy my own barbershop, swim with sea turtles and dolphins ( I can dream big can't I?!)
At the end of my 28 day starting program I am going to give myself the gift of going out to Tazzina's Bistro with my wonderful husband, one of the nicer restaurants in town that I've only heard of and have not been to yet.
Wow, that felt good! Of course my dreamer brain has all kinds of dreams that go into greater details of what I want in depth for my future. But for now, this is a good, well defined step in the right direction. The Spark is a phenomenal book so far, I am so glad I bought it, and am reading it. It is really interesting and touching to hear the biographical story of Chris Downie. He really deserves to be the president of the United States or something. Day by day as I really come to terms with what SparkPeople is doing in my life and the lives of millions of others, I am in utter shock and awe. I can't seem to believe this is all real. It really seems too good to be true, but as I sit here and pinch myself for the 10th time this morning, I see that this is real. Someone cares enough about me, and my fellow human citizens to give back. Not to give something small, something hardly worth noticing, but something HUGE. Something priceless. Something so great words do not do justice. So, humbly, greatfully, and in utter shock and intermittent disbelief I come to all of you, with arms wide open. THANK YOU. And I will spread The Spark. That is the least I can do for all that has been done for me.
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