Friday, June 22, 2012
This morning while working out I gave myself a big pat on the back. It was exactly 56 days ago that I started back on this journey of healthy eating and fitness, and nearly two months later I'm still going. I'm not measuring all the positive things that has happened since then by some number on the scale, even though I'm back in the 220's since 2010. What I was so proud about this morning is the fact that I'm feeling much more stronger and confident since my return. I look at each day as a new day to do something to promote good health in my life. I haven't let my right knee problems keep me from working out (the way that I once did). Each day brings to me a new challenge and an opportunity to do the things that my mind may tell me that I can't do. The reality is.....we don't know what we can do until we try. 56 days ago I could not do front or side lunges. I could not do squats. I convinced myself that I couldn't do it because of my knee. But, I threw those negative thoughts away the moment I started to "TRY" again. I started off slowly and now they are a part of my workout again. I still modify as much as possible, but one thing that I don't do is tell myself no anymore. I do the best that I can and build from there. If only we can learn to just tell ourselves that we can....instead of we can't when challenges face us we could be a whole lot further. I know that I could. So...I'm going to keep telling myself that YES, I CAN for a change, and just stand back and watch the fruit of my lips. I do feel that we have the power to speak either success or failure in our lives. NO MORE NEGATIVE SPEAKING FOR NOW. FROM NOW ON IT'S "I CAN" OR "I'M GOING TO KEEP TRYING UNTIL I CAN"