Friday, May 03, 2013
The last couple days have been, well difficult. I have had to coach myself through everything. Okay so truthfully I have had to more than "coach" myself! lol
It is only the 3rd of the month, the 3rd day of my fresh start and I am already kicking and screaming through the day! I have had to push myself to get up and get dressed. I have had to REALLY push myself to get my exercise done. I have had to chug water before going to bed to get it done. The water hasn't been too bad but still there is a bit of pushing being done to get it in.
I have been getting much resistance from my mind and body that I am putting in double time to stick with it. I am not giving up! I am just getting serious.
Yesterday when I was doing my exercise, I had to tell myself that I just had ___ minutes left. I just keep changing the number of minutes until I got my minutes done. One would think that 10 minutes would be easy but I have had to really push to get them done.
Wednesday and Thursday I was out running around with my girls. I was glad to be out and walking around but this extra weight sure wasn't making it easy. I had to keep telling myself that I could do it. Yes I had to lean on the cart from time to time or stop for a rest but I kept pushing.
Tomorrow we are taking Marlie to the zoo. I know there will be lots of walking and I am looking forward to it. I also know that I will have to really push myself through the zoo. It would be easy to just sit and let everyone else walk around but I am determined to check out the zoo and see my GD's face when she sees all the animals.
I did the SparkCoach lesson yesterday and it had me look at some tips for weight loss. I came across one that suggested making your weight loss journey like your job. That was a reminder of where I was early in my journey last year. I heard a vlog by Lynn_Loves_Life that talked about making your journey your J.O.B. (Journey Onward to a Better me). I had decided then that I did need to make this my job/business. I looked back in my journal and sure enough, I saw my plan and what I was doing back then. I was very serious and successful. What happened to that plan? I guess I went on vacation and then didn't go back!
Vacation is over and now it is back to business. I have had a business meeting with myself and I am going to be at work every day. So today, I have been getting things done and not falling for the call of food. I am getting my exercise done, I am dressed and moving around. I am starting a bit late on my water but I will get my 10 glasses in before too long.
I remember that I wouldn't do anything or go anywhere without getting my work done first. I have got to have that attitude again. It is too easy to just say "oh I will just get it done later" and then not do it at all. Later would turn into tomorrow and then tomorrow may or may not show up! No more, I will get up and get the exercise done first thing in the morning so that I know that it is done for the day. If I do any other exercise, that is just extra.
I spent some time reading SP articles. I read some that were suggested in the SparkCoach lesson. Some were things I had heard before but they were needed reminders. I think that some times we get to the place that we ignore some of the information out there for us because we have heard it before. We should read it again from time to time because they are good reminders and lots of times for me, they come just at the right time to snap us back on track or keep us from falling off track.
I also posted in some of the teams that I hadn't visited in a while. I know that when I am involved in my teams, I get good ideas, encouragement and support. We seem to run away when we get off track instead of reaching out to our teammates. Those are the people who have been or are right where you are. Those are the people who will understand and help you get back on track. Don't run, reach out and ask for support. Not sure what to say or how to ask for support? Go to your favorite team/s and in the huddle select the "I need support" button. That will let your teammates know that you need support.
Let's stop running! Let's start reaching out for support! Let's make getting healthy our JOB! We have business to attend to! Let's do it! No more vacation!