Wednesday, August 15, 2012
So I am currently out of a job for about a month now, but the good news is that I have been focusing on getting back on track with my health, and I have to say I feel pretty darn good about it so far. I've always had a mentality that when I set my mind on doing something I go all in. Mostly that's a good thing but sometimes it keeps me from even making a small effort to get started. Thankfully with my Spark program I threw myself back in wholeheartedly with eating the right foods and getting my exercise in. It has paid off in the last few weeks because I feel so much better and I have more energy. Just one minor setback...I have a shin splint :( Ok I know it's not the worst thing in the world but my 'all or nothing mentality' is saying I HAVE to work out and my leg is saying 'please don't'. My compromise is to work out every other day this week and hopefully I will feel stronger next week but I realize it can take time. So my Spark friends....any alternative workout options ya'll can suggest for me? I know swimming might be an excellent substitute however I don't swim...drowning would not be a good thing for my overall health...LOL I'm feeling a bit helpless if I can't keep up my workout regiment so any suggestions would be most appreciated.
Aside from my little dilemma I am thankful that I can use this unemployment time to focus on myself and getting healthy again. My weight loss numbers are slow for sure but that doesn't really deter me because I know that it took a year to undo my good habits and it will take awhile to peel it off. Bottom line for me is that as long as my cholesterol is down, my blood pressure is good and I get off the borderline diabetes numbers, then I have much to be happy about. My goal is to look and feel a lot different by time Christmas rolls around and I travel back up to Wisconsin for the holidays. I have my eye on my goal now I just need to keep doing what I'm doing.
In closing I found a few motivational sayings that keep me going:
Energy and persistence conquer all things. -Benjamin Franklin
Nothing great was ever achieved without enthusiasm. -Ralph Waldo Emerson
Strength does not come from physical capacity. It comes from an indomitable will. -Mahatma Gandhi
Have a great rest of the week everyone!