Monday, November 23, 2009
I want to encourage you, , to really stop & consider if you are taking time to enjoy the day to day process. Each small step that you take on a daily basis really Counts! To even be here at SP is successful! I say to you, "You Can Do It!" I know you can. Keep your eye on the goal, yet open your eyes to enjoy today too. Yes, there are plateaus, and a host of other "bumps" along the way, but don't stay discouraged & unmotivated. Come here and choose to Spark.......that little "Spark" can turn into a flame & you might just start a brushfire!! How Amazing would that be!!
I am just one pound away from my "goal", but 2 weeks ago, I decided to not focus so much on that number. It is discouraging to eye the scales, and I have found it is better to weigh in & walk away.......when you know you are doing your best...Relax. Jump into the day with your eye on others (not so much self), the delicious healthy food you have planned to eat, the workout you have planned enthusiastically, and your Spark friends who are cheering you on - don't forget to listen to them! This lifestyle should last for a lifetime...not just a year. Do today what you will do the rest of your life........and taking that a step further....
try to think today the way you want to think for a lifetime. Time is precious too......I have found it helpful in my journey to be honest with others & to reach out with my enthusiasm to Sparkers. I am so much more motivated to keep my focus when I am spreading the Spark to others......something to think about.
I AM making progress, I just renewed my wardrobe......out went the large & most medium sizes too. I went out to one of my favorite consignment shops & purchased lots of beautiful clothes.....mostly small sizes.....even my fitness pants are size small! Woo-woo! ....now those scales are stuck for a bit, but my eye is on this wardrobe. LOL! LOL!! My perspective has changed. I want to enjoy the holidays.....and I knew I couldn't relax with my thoughts so intensely on the scales. So, I will keep my eyes focused on the progress & enjoy all of these QuickFires even more....I am not engaging in exercise to lose weight. I happen to LOVE exercise now. LOL!!! Isn't that a miracle?! and I eat healthy foods because I WANT to, not for a season until I reach my goal.
Consider your journey & the choices you make along the way........ will you be living this way for a lifetime? ......just a few thoughts to chew on during the holidays. Spark On!!!