I should have more confidence.

Saturday, August 04, 2012

I can do this!
Okay, I admit I have not been doing my best so far this month. We're four days in and I'm sure I have regained some of the weight that I lost last month, but it's bound to happen.
Thinking that I'm going to follow my work out schedule exactly and only eat what I have planned is just illogical.
Some days I'm going to wake up and be too exhausted to go to the gym, some days other things will come up, some days I'll have cravings.
I cannot plan my life down to the smallest detail. Nobody can.

So why punish ourselves when we make a mistake? So what if you give in once to your favorite ice cream that your friend offers you?
The important thing is that we do not give up! That's what shows success and strength. Not how many pounds you lose each month. It's the hard work and effort that you put into reaching your personal goal that is important.

This is not my first time I am attempting to reach my goal weight, but this IS my last. I will NOT give up!

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    WOW, I can relate! It took me over 4 years to figure out what worked for me, but then again I am slow to learn! As long as you keep trying you will find what works best for you, but you have the right focus -- on what you eat and the exercise you do!
    2047 days ago
  • ROCKMAN6797
    The most important thing to remember is that this is not a temporary fix but a permanent change so when you do stray from the path, pick yourself up and move forward! As you ended your blog, keep pushing!

    2048 days ago
    Well said. Punishing ourselves when we get off track defeats us instead of spurs us on. Guilt is a poor motivator. Better to keep a list of achievements and goals, written ones at first, than to focus on setbacks. Keep moving forward!

    2049 days ago
    One baby step, one day at a time. Read your post from the 1st and you'll see how far you've come. emoticon
    2050 days ago
    Totally agree!

    I never "punish" myself when I get off track.

    Own it, track it, and move on."

    2050 days ago
    I totally agree! emoticon
    2050 days ago
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    You have the right attitude! I'm in my eleventh month Sparking, and while I do not lose weight every week, and I gain and lose, I am making steady progress with the scale going downward. Life happens, and every day is a new challenge.
    The great thing about Sparkpeople is that we have tools available to help us achieve any goals we set for ourselves. We have support from other members who are like us, we have solid nutritional and fitness information, and we are able to seek out what works for US! Not what someone or some organization tells us we should be doing.
    We can customize our health and fitness plans so we see results as fast or as slow as is necessary for US.
    Keep SPARKING!
    2050 days ago
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