Monday, July 02, 2012
July. We celebrate our nation's independence. I want to also exercise my independence. I have gotten enthused again watching Biggest Loser on ABC. Chris Powell rocks!! I was so motivated last week, that all I could keep saying to myself, was, "she lost a pound a day!!" It made me take into consideration the amount I have lost, and the amount that I have left. A pound a day. I know that working full time, and having a family to tend to, I can't exercise the time that she does, but....a pound a day. She was so heavy, and Chris Powell was so very encouraging, and so patient with her, that it made me realize, that I can lose too. Not to say I will lose a pound a day, but that I will at least be more committed to my goal. I did go out and buy Chris Powell's book, CHOOSE TO LOSE. It talks about commitment. That is something that I have lacked for such a long time.
I would get frustrated when I didn't see the weight come off like I thought it should, and would give up what I started, bringing myself right back to square one, weight back on, feeling sorry for myself, and not doing anything at all!! I decided enough is enough!! I made myself a resolution, which I took from his book.
This lifestyle I am living is not working for me. I need to change. I will not let my body rule my mind, instead, my mind will rule my body. I am an athlete in training. I will not give up. I will lose 80 pounds by July 1, 2013. I am making myself accountable.
I can not mask my enthusiasm any longer, and I refuse to allow myself to be a victim of fatipus. I will not lay down and let "me" run over me!! I am forty one years old, and feel a "spark" again for the first time in such a long time. Between sparkpeople, and this new found mind set, I will succeed!! I have been this weight for far too long, and enough is enough.
I will, because I am. I am strong. I will not crumble!! I will conquer!!