Monday, January 14, 2013
I have been on and off spark people for a long time. I haven't lost much wight, but I do feel like I'm in the best shape of my life. Last night I ran/jogged almost 5 miles in 30 minutes. When I was in middle school and we had to run a timed mile I never fished in under 12 minutes in fact much of the time I was finishing around 17. Now to be fair I had asthma and at that time I was much smaller than I am now.
So here is the list of things I have learned since restarting on spark people.
1. Boobs weigh a lot. I always tend to think about when I was a teen and preteen when I did a lot of sports and how much i weighed then. I'm not a teen I'm not a preteen I have boobs and hips now, I'm going to weigh a lot more than I did in highschool.
2. Stop comparing yourself to your sister. I didn't learn this one until I was in the car and I announced to my aunt that my own mother had lost quite a bit of weight and how proud I was of her. My aunts response oh I need to get back on it she can't weigh less then me.
My younger cuson was in the car and she said how immature why can't you two love each other and cheer each other on. You should be building each other up not down.
I can't change my sisters behavior but I can change mine, so now when i hear about how small she is, I just tell her good job I'm proud of you. I see now that when I say good things shes less likely to say things like "You should try it," or "maybe if you ate less" ect.
I see people of spark people building each other up, never once have i heard someone insult the other for mistakes or steps back and I want to be that person outside of the web.
3. I'm worth the investment.
I tend to see time spent working out as time I could have spent doing other things like cleaning cooking, grading, and finishing up the work on my house, or the 700 other things I have to do or take care of. There is always more money to chase and things I need to do. It took me quite sometime to realize that taking care of myself is an investment.
I realized this when I saw that many health insurance companies are paying for people to quit smoking, visit a nutritionist and even join a gym. Taking care of myself is an investment in my health and not only will I live longer ect but I'm less likely to need to see a doctor for other things. For example many of my family members have diabetes and pay big money even with health insurance (which I have) for drugs, tests strips, trips to the doctors ect.
Taking car of myself is a good financial investment which means not only giving myself the time I need to exercise but taking the time to make myself healthy foods and also to buy the $5 sald at the airport when my flight is delayed 6 hours instead of the $1 cheeseburger, even when its a total rip off.
I have at least 10 more but that's all for now I fill post a few more the next fewdays.