Monday, October 01, 2012
What I know is that there is no winning without paying a price...and that in order to see BIG changes it starts with a series of small changes...and that it didn't come on in a day and it won't come off in a day either.
I know when I start I am excited and believe in the possibilities. I know when I do the right things, it really does work. I know the importance of eating well, sleeping well, and exercising hard. I know I am setting an example for my girls. I know I am impacting my future health. I know I can do it if I set my mind to it.
I know that I get distracted...and lose motivation. I know there are days I want to come home and crawl into bed and disappear. I know my job is stressful. I know I bite off more than I can chew. I know I can't be the best for others if I don't take care of myself. I know I will feel better overall and have more energy when I lose weight. I know that 46% bodyfat is NOT where I need to be.
I know that being proactive always pays off. I know that doing it better today than I did yesterday is PROGRESS. I know these 80 pounds won't just melt off...I will have to fight them off.
What I forget sometimes is that I am my own worst enemy. I tell myself it can't be done, I'm too.....(tired, stressed, emotionally drained, exhausted) or I have....(too much to do for work, too much to do at home, too little time) or the girls have (too much homework, too much energy, too much going on)
Yesterday I said to my daughter, "It all sounds like excuses to me...I'm tired of excuses...figure out a way to get it done"
So today, I stand here saying the same thing to myself. I don't want to turn into the 67 year old woman who thinks her life is over and has stopped trying. I want to be better at 34 than I am at 33.
I have about 12 weeks until Christmas....I am going to KICK IT in gear before then. No excuses...life is too short for that.