Saturday, November 05, 2011
In the midst of my running I realized the importance of rewards. I couldn't believe how far I've come. With each milestones that I have met for myself I hadn't complimented and/or rewarded myself. I stepped back and looked at the numbers. Although I am not where I want to be I have come a long way. This time in my weight release journey it was really important for me to do it the old-fashioned way which is exercise and food control. I am very adamant in not taking any weight loss aids or drastic weight loss. I've done both before just to gain it all back plus more.
Anyway, my point is in the midst of the sweat, the huff and puff and the high and lows. Take time to congratulate yourself whether physical or verbal. "YOU are doing it" is what I smile and say to myself. Even if the numbers or measurements are not yet where we want them to be. We are doing it!
I can say for myself, the accomplishments of implementing an active exercise lifestyle, feeling great about myself (inside and out), not wanting to cover up with baggy clothing, consciously thinking about what I am going to eat(not eating massive amount of junk ), running and dancing around with my daughter, wanting to venture to new things, RUNNING (omg I can't believe that I am one of those people that want to run outside and don't care who's watching) and releasing 60 pounds. I am excited of where I am going and what I have learned. So to that among many other things I congratulate myself. I also congratulate everyone else who stay on the journey for a better self. Each sweat, tear, pound and pain is worth rewarding. The reward may not be physical but step back and give yourself a mental pep rally, you deserve it!!