Tuesday, April 23, 2013
Well, I finally decided to blog. Thought about it like everyday for the last 3 wks but I just hate sitting down to type. Anyway, I have lots to say, lots to be thankful for, lots to update on. But I'm going to make this short I think.
Anywhoo, I've been back active and tracking some food and all fitness since April 1st. I joined another challenge that isn't on sparkpeople, but there are 69 other women in the challenge. I have to say that I have a love/hate relationship with this challenge so far, but more loving it. I AM FINALLY MAKING PROGRESS!! It feels really good even though is small changes. I think I am going to hit my 1st goal this time or at least get somewhere near it. Today I finally got back outside and decided to go walking with a little bit of jogging at each light poll. But it felt AWESOME!!! I have been making sure that I exercise no less than 4 days each wk 30 min or more. Now when I'm on it, I'm on it and 30 minutes doesn't seem like much to me and I push myself to to wayyy more. But this time around, I am taking what I get & when I feel that need to really push...I do!! I was reading a blog of a very good sparkfriend of mine LYNN-LOVES-LIFE and she said something like she started seeing the results she wanted when she stopped stressing over her weightloss. I am trying to do the same thing.
I have a small goal & I still see the big picture. But I'm not totally obsessing about if I'm eating right, exercising, you know...all the things we tend to let cloud our vision and take the fun out of changing our lives. I know so much about weightloss and how to do it that, I hinder my ownself!!! I mean who does that!!! This time around, I just want to stay consistent, use my sparkfamily and my new friends as motivation to keep moving everyday. Because we/I am bound to slip up, have stressful days, binge, you name it. However, I am going to let it go and move on to the next day just like it's my best fitness day whether eating or exercising. No more stressing. Just get up & do!!!
So far since April 1st, I have only lost 2lbs but I know I have lost almost two inches from my waist and Im not sure about my hips. I can just visually tell they are smaller. And my face lol...I use the forming of my double chin to check whether or not my face is getting bigger. This time around, I can't even make a double chin!!! YAYYY for me!!
For some reason this time around, I really feel like I'm going to make it. I feel like even if I stumble, Im going to be able to dust myself off and keep it moving. I am praying for strength along this road as we should pray always without ceasing. For the good and the bad, for triumphs and road blocks. I'm positive right now & I don't want to lose my momentum. I think I REFUSE to!!! I'm committed to doing what is right for me and my health. I am committed to being and active, supportive, member of my teams and this new challenge. It really doesn't matter if I don't make goal or win the prize. What is going to make my heart content as it is helping to do now is if I don't quit. I have made a 'deal' with another wonderful, inspiring sparksister MS 1PEACEBUNNY to at least update my status daily and try to get in at least 100 minutes of activity weekly and I have done that! Thank you to everyone who offers their encouraging words, motivation, updates, pictures. You all don't know how reading your statuses sometimes take me out of a funk and puts me in a place I need to be to keep it moving!!
Ms NIKKICOLE83, I'm back trying to reach the top and following you everyday. Keep on pushing, you always inspire me to even when you think I'm hiding LOL & MSPROVERBS31 I finally blogged. Glad we are in this challenge together. And WE CAN DO THIS!!! Moving on & focusing on being the BEST me I can be. Thanks for being there friends and keep encouraging and supporting me. You don't know how much it means to me ALL the time!!!