Saturday, January 14, 2012
I have always tended to think that motivational posters were nice but pointless. I have always been my own motivational motor. I just make up my mind and do what I need to achieve what I want. In my weight loss journey I made it all the way total from 242 to 132. I waited to quit smoking
until I was close to my destination 125. I knew that it might cause me to gain weight, and I did, I gained 10 pounds. Every small pound or fraction of a pound lost was a small victory, so now each one gained has felt like a complete failure. Back to my beginning point, I saw a motivational poster that had a huge impact on me today. It read "Success is not a destination it's a journey" Then I realized that 125 pounds is not my destination, it should not be my focus. It's my goal but if I am living healthy then the weight will come off. You don't just suddenly land flat in the middle of a healthy lifestyle and call it success, you live it.
I also had another thought while shopping at Walmart today. Throughout the holidays as New Years approached I watched "Action Alley" fill up with healthy option foods, correct portion foods, and an array of high protein, high fiber, low fat foods. I realize that Walmart is just trying to make some extra money off all of the saps who decide for the New Year they will be better, smarter, thinner...etc. I also realized that it makes healthy snack shopping easier. Then I thought why does it take a New Year for you to realize you want to be a better you. Everyday is a great day to strive to be a better you. So I am going to make my own motivational poster to reflect this.
It seems I did better when I felt like my goal was out of reach, but when I was close to my "destination" I got sloppy and lazy, i'm finished with it. Time to re-begin my journey to greatness. Here we go 2012, thanks New Year for reminding me to be a resoluter I guess.
Fun Memories of 2011
Me and Hurricanelaurie
Spark Class Partial
4th of July
Back Muscles WooHOo!
The kids with Santa
New Years Eve Gage's Birthday