Sunday, August 09, 2009
Ever since I can remember, I've been weight conscience. I would start a good healthy routine, then, for some reason I would get off track. Such as the place I ate at didn't have healthy food, so I made unhealthy choices. Or I would find excuses not to exercise-rain, no one to workout with, the machines are taken. So I wouldn't work out. This would cause me to lose total control and get totally off track. I would begin a downward spiral motion-would no hope of ever getting back on track....Excuse after excuse until all the weight was gained back, plus some!
This time around, things are different. I've gone on a couple of vacations and wasn't able to do my regular routine. I have even eaten a little more here and there and things that I wouldn't have normally eaten. The difference between then and now are, I get back on track. When I am back in my "regular" environment, I make sure that I stick to my regular eating habits, and I also get back my regular workout. I hit the floor running, then I continue (my daily routines) at a steady pace. I remember my goal, then I strive to reach it. I am encouraged daily when I remember my spark buddies and their achievements as well as aspirations. I am ENCOURAGED by each of you that I come in contact with.
I am constantly reminded when I look at myself in the mirror that I've come a long ways-too far to "just give up" and too far to "stop mid-way." There's goal that I have set, and I am determined to reach it, maintain it, nurture it.
It takes willpower, this time around, I have willpower, it takes determination, this time around, I have determination, it takes dedication, this time around, I am dedicated.
Thus far, I have learned, that I have the tools to reach my weight goal.
I have promised not to "beat" myself up or down when I stumble, but to pick myself up and propel myself forward. This time around-I WIN.
What have you learned thus far......?