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Not easy...but not daunting either...

Wednesday, February 27, 2013

Well I did press reset recently (after a crazy year & new baby...I'm back to the drawing board so to speak)...I have about 27 lbs to get down to my "ideal" weight...15 lbs to be where I was a year ago(& honestly might actually BE ideal for me)...and my shortest term goal is with my 5% winter challenge (GO Firecrackers!! lol) to lose a bit over 7 lbs.

I've been reflecting on all the reasons I feel SO so good about starting to get all the way back in the saddle again...I didn't feel so great my first time around with implementing weight loss & exercise into my lifestyle. All these numbers seemed so daunting to me because I just didn't have the know how. However right now I feel energized, hopeful, & so positive about my life & most pointedly about my overall health & well being. Now I know not only that I can do it but HOW to do it. It may be possibly cliche around these parts (SP & our blogs in particular) to praise & tote the life-changing qualities that SP can pass to us...but dammit it is true! Growing up I never was taught to implement health/wellness/fitness the way I should. So in joining SP it was like a rebirth. I learned that it all mattered (mind as much as fitness & good nutrition). I worked so so hard to implement these changes in my life based on the tools & knowledge on the site. I worked so hard that the "goal" (weight loss number) faded in was just about feeling better & being better. It faded so much that I blew by my goals & the numbers no longer mattered. So happy to say that I feel the same today. That is why I am full of hope. I know I haven't veered to far off my course & that the changes made are truly a part of me now. It is within my power to be the person I want to be & to live a much fuller life. (Wow I really didn't see that little tirade coming - lol)

So I say ALLLLL that just to say I have been starting with some small streaks...(drinking 10+ glasses of water a day, 30 minutes or more of exercise 5 or more times a week, @ least 4 fruits & veggies a day) far so good (been only a week though - lol). I already feel like I have a bit more of a bounce in my step...hope to keep adding onto the streaks...


Member Comments About This Blog Post:
SHARON10002 3/3/2013 10:13PM

    Baby steps add up to the same distance as giant steps in the end, but are much easier to manage. Good luck this coming week! Stay focused.

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BROOKLYN_BORN 2/28/2013 7:14PM

    You have the right attitude. Getting focused mentally is the first step to physical change. Good luck!

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HEALTHYLU1 2/28/2013 6:40AM

    This is fabulous and inspiring!

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JILLYBEAN25 2/28/2013 3:06AM

    emoticon I said the same thing in my 5 Year Sparversary blog... it's less about the numbers on the scale and more about the good things that happen in life when you're healthy and feeling good to experience them! I'm glad that's true for you, too!
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COMPUCATHY 2/27/2013 10:30PM

    "Only" a week is a great start! You're streaking already! WTG! Sounds like you have all your ducks in a row and are ready to go! I was surprised to see snowflakes floating down when I left work today. What?! Hopefully that's the last of them! Hope you had a warm day. I'm warm now...good ole exercise...great warmer upper. Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon

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MTNGRL 2/27/2013 8:12PM

    Great first steps to get back to the healthy you that you want to be. Just starting is so hard and here a week has gone by already. Very proud of you!!

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HEALTHYGRAMMY49 2/27/2013 4:05PM

    Smaller streaks sounds like a great idea. Don't forget to reward yourself when you reach each of them! emoticon

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ANATASHIKI 2/27/2013 1:12PM

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GAL7288 2/27/2013 12:45PM

    It's amazing what we learn in this process. You have done it before, and you can do it again! You have the motivation and enthusiasm that we all need. I'm cheering for you!

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SIMABON31 2/27/2013 11:27AM

    Great small steps! Keep moving forward!

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