Friday, June 22, 2012
Weigh loss is simple/ It is just a matter of calories in and calories out. How many times have we heard this, bought into this and then been disappointed by this?
Fact: There is more to it than diet and exercise! There is more.
I had a great day and what made this day is the other stuff....
1) getting a great night of sleep - set a bed time and shut off the light and got up at a good time
2) reached out for support - went to the "panic" community page, but in doing so found someone that had an amazing year and down hope day. In helping support them, it was like coaching myself and I applied that to today. I tried the LiveSpark for a meeting and have a 6am meeting tomorrow.
3) get past the barriers and get creative - there is always an excuse in life; MANY VALID. However, I dug deep today and was honest that I wasn't doing all that I could. Yes my foot still prevents me from safely going for a walk, or doing the treadmill which I've been craving to do...however I laid stomach down on my bed and did back kicks for a straight 25 mins. I forced myself to lift higher and tighten my core and to keep a I'm sweating pace. FELT GREAT! First true exercise for awhile and it has motivated me to dig deeper tomorrow
4) logged before putting it in my mouth - ok this sound like diet, but it is really being accountable up front. It allowed me to balance a high protein level which always makes me feel non hunger at the end of the day and still have an orange for a sweet end of the day treat.
5) prioritizing the rest of my to do list - there is a lot on my to do list currently, I have a contract job I'm working on, bills, cleaning up, helping my DH with his tasks, wrapping presents for a baby shower, getting my resume and references in order etc. At the end of the day I was very happy because I selected the ones that would most pay off and leave me with well being.
6) being grateful - it is not about the weight I haven't lost, but how far I've come and my commitment to keep going. No one is timing me. Yes I've seen people that I wish I could be like. I've been watching for nightly bedtime stories American Biggest Losers (never saw it the first time), and getting ideas. 12 pounds in a week - crazy! What I know is that I no longer have a nagging voice that bugs me to drive to the local doughnut shop for two pastries and get a venti mocha (non fat of course because that was doing so much for me). I no longer feel entitled to have a dessert with each meal (where did that programming come from?) I'm so grateful for the abundance fruit and vegetables we have available to us and that I've learned how to eat on a budget without having to eat ramen noodles or mac and cheese. I'm grateful for family and friends that support me in this journey. How amazing was that dinner my mom fixed - she didn't want any of her family to not enjoy a gathering due to unhealthy food. All the Spark friends that encourage and KNOW me - helping me through all the health crap I've waded through. All my other friends that simply will not give up on me.
Well I'm not giving up on myself. I'm in the game, not just with my toe in the water - digging deep into the motivation bin. Work it a little harder, a little bit more, a little more consistent. It is the old turtle rabbit story - not just about great leaps, but making it. Here's to MORE.