Monday, January 28, 2013
That is EXACTLY how I feel lately.
I'm already an upbeat, positive cheery person by nature but I'm probably bordering on obnoxious to those around me now.
Today was the beginning of the fourth week in a row where I've eaten well, exercised, gotten good sleep every night, and just plain taken care of myself. It's a good streak to continue, no?
The crazy thing is that I'm literally swamped. Work, grad school, home/kid-sitting, pet-sitting, eating well, making the time to exercise, going out with friends, spending time with family-just, well, living!
And you know what?
I HAVE SOOOOOO MUCH ENERGY! Seriously, I haven't even lost all that much weight this month but I feel SO. DANG. GOOD!!
I thought I knew this about myself before, but I've come to the conclusion that I am a person that does their best work when they have a deadline to meet. The more I have on my plate, the more organized and determined I am to get everything done. It kills me to think of all that I could have accomplished the year I was unemployed. KILLS ME. But I had all this time, so what did I do? Procrastinate. Or at least do as little as possible (save for applying to over 400 jobs of course). *sigh*
Anyway, as you may or may not know, I am participating in the 21st Biggest Loser Challenge and I just have to say-I LOVE IT!!!! I think the challenges are seriously helping me stay focused and I'm so so glad I signed up for it (thank you, Marji!!!). =D
I was trying to think about how my life will change when I reach my goal weight, and how I'll feel. And you know-I really truly sincerely in my heart of hearts hope that not a lot will change, save for my being able to go sky-diving (can't now-weight limit), pull that airplane seat belt tighter, and fit into all of those dang containers of clothing in my closet. Or, you know, have to buy new clothes because the rest are too big.
I feel like I'm at a really good place in my life right now. I'm working on a degree in a subject that excites me. I'm doing a little work on the side to pay for bills so I don't have to depend solely on student loans. I'm eating well, sleeping well, and enjoy exercising. I'm happy to make time to spend with my friends and family. I've taken control of my relationship and set some new ground rules. I feel like I'm moving forward and I LOVE it.
I just hope that when I reach my goal weight, I'll feel the same about my life-only I'll be rockin' it in smaller clothes and a healthier body. And you better believe I'm going back to being a redhead once I'm gainfully employed in my professional career as a librarian of some sort or another! =D
Hope you all have a WONDERFUL week!!!!