Monday, June 10, 2013
Last week was a really bad week. I felt like I had absolutely no will power to do anything, let alone exercise. I was not getting along with someone because of them being pushy and not supportive towards things. My phone has been off for a few days now, and I will check it when I'm ready. Do you ever miss the old days when there were just land line phones, and people didn't hound you or get mad if you didn't answer their voice mail or text right away? Every once in awhile I believe everyone needs a break from the phone.
However, when it comes to the weight loss journey, I felt really good after I made myself get on that bike. A spark friend once told me if you at least try, even if it's only 10 minutes and that's all you can do that it still counts. Because of my weight I have really bad lower back pain, but lately even after this one little week of June I have noticed improvement, doesn't hurt too bad at all, and all I have been doing is riding a stationary exercise bike, and a little bit of basic yoga off the television each morning. That's not so difficult once you get into the habit! I also remember that spark quote, that I believe has stuck with so many people: "Wow, I really regret that workout -No one ever." Or, "You'll only regret the workouts you don't do."
Let's face it. For many of us, exercise is not always fun. You don't ALWAYS feel like doing it. And some days all a person wants to do is eat comfort food, and take a nice nap. But there is truly no better feeling going to bed at night, knowing you accomplished what you set out to do that day. Maybe you weren't perfect in your efforts, but just knowing you did your best makes the journey worth it. That's what I believe anyway.
I decided to transfer my progress picture of me on my camera to my computer, and I edited in paintbrush where i simply added the words above me: Starting weight: 330. At first this depressed me just looking at it. I didn't look too enthused in this photo. But this inspires me at the same time. I can not WAIT to add more progress photos. For every ten pound lost comes a reward, and a progress photo. I can't wait until I get to that point, and I can't wait to share them. If I loose 10 pounds each month, at Christmas I could really look a lot different. If only I had done this sooner....but I can't think that way. I feel I have all the tools and support I need, and the umph and motivation level are at an all time high. Nothing can stop me now.