This past Monday morning was promising to be the mother of ALL dreaded Mondays. Then I came across this in my friend feed:
MORRIGAN11 Mondays are just a matter of perception. I plan on per Irving it as a day filled with opportunities!
So true! It IS another beautiful day of opportunities! Prayers were sent for a positive attitude and HOPE for the day and ensuing week.
Monday at work I received three comments "Wow, you are looking good." "How much weight HAVE you lost?" and my favorite from a patient, "you are so pretty. What have you done to yourself?" This made my 2lb Easter gain a lil easier to swallow.
Tuesday arrived. I was wearing a new shirt (size smaller) and again, the compliments came- it's "my color" apparently. The loss "really shows" and " those pants are falling off you practically."
The lovely lady limes and other supporters through my blogs or my sparkpage comments/sparkgoodies have been pumping support my way along with suggestions. REALLY good suggestions. Reminders that I am not alone in this and they seem to truly think I can do this for the long haul. ME.
All of this positivity flooded in my direction when I needed it the most. It has given me the boost to keep going, keep focused, keep moving forward, fight the fight, and to live for EACH day, not just for the weekend
After all, this is not about 2 lbs gained or lost. It's about being healthy. Reaching my dreams and goals in life. Letting the inner athlete out from the dark. LiViNg life to the fullest.
The practical reasons for what I am doing:
Strength training is building my muscles so I can climb a rock.
Cardio is preparing me for endurance so I can climb down the Grand Canyon and back UP. Becoming a better swimmer so i can cliff dive. Eating healthier to give myself the energy to do those things. Cutting calories because it makes all of the above possible.
Thanks to all who believe for helping me during the tough spots and reminding me to believe in myself