Its been awhile since I've posted on my blog. Its a long story, but I'll just say I've been running wild for the last couple of months, excluding the last two weeks and this one. I was helping a friend but have come to realize that, while he was (and still is) my friend, I don't believe I was his. I just believe in helping anyone as much as I can. There is so much bad in this world that I can't stop, so the only thing I can do is a much good as I possibly can. Sometimes, that gets me the shaft, so to speak, but it is MY CHOICE. I am not a victim and lift myself up when I feel down about it by reminding myself that I am doing what I think is right. Even if nobody else is!
I digress: I just wanted to offer a brief explanation to any followers I may have on here.
So, I just noticed that I have completely blown past my SparkAmerica fitness minutes goal for this year! This year is not over yet, I have another month!!!
My goal was 6910, but I stand at 7000. I'm so proud of myself! I am nowhere near my ambitious weight goal that I had set at the beginning of this year. However, I feel that I have stayed dedicated this whole year, in spite of a few hiccups. The old me would've just given up, saying, "Oh, well. I screwed up. I'm nowhere near my goal. Let's just quit until next year." Ha! No more of that quitter talk! I've reached many of my goals for this year, even if I didn't lose the 65 pounds or so that I had thought I could. I am envisioning this last month as the last leg of the race. You know, right before the end of the race, when you want to quit, but you throw every last ounce of effort into that final sprint, and run strong through the finish line? That's it, strong finish!!
I also noticed how my weight fluctuates during a week of heavy eating and not much exercising. I was down to around 243# until last week, when I went all the way up to 250#! What?! Now, I'm back down to 245# & falling. Hmm...So if you read my feed, it looks like I've been losing a lot, but I'm really just getting back down to where I was. LOL I guess I can blame it on being a woman or high-sodium maybe. Whatever, I'm done trying to figure out why this happens. All I know is: lots of food+not much exercise=instant weight gain. At least, for me it does.
Thanks for sharing in my victory! My December goals and workout plan will follow in a few days.
Oh, one more thing: if you haven't listened to SparkPeople Radio, you're missing out! I've only listened to two of the sessions so far, but I really like it! Especially when they were discussing how we are pleasure seekers, and we avoid anything that causes pain or discomfort. Furthermore, that we shouldn't judge ourselves when we make that choice. So, have some compassion for yourself, why don't you? I'm trying to keep that in mind myself.