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Disney 5K/Pay Day!

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

I'm so excited! I signed up for the Cinderella Royal Family 5K! Disney World, here I come! Woo hoo! It's Friday, February 21, 2014 at Epcot! I'm so psyched! I wasn't sure if I should or not. It's a big commitment financially. I discussed it with DH and we decided we could manage it. Yay! So, this will be my "happy thought" for the next 9 months. It's so much easier to feel happy when you are looking forward to something. And I absolutely LOVE Disney World!

Today, at lunch, I went walking after eating. It's the first time I've walked at work in a long time. I loved it. It was so nice to come home with my Fitbit reading over 5,000 steps for the day. I hope to make that a new daily habit.

When I was walking Mia back from the park today, it occurred to me that our daily walk to the park and back is REALLY becoming a habit now...It feels natural/expected/routine...and I REALLY like it!

All this fitness stuff is becoming a new addiction. Maybe addiction is not the right word to use...since that's a negative description. It's becoming a new...drive/love/passion...tha
t's better...passion. I like that!

This morning's weigh in...no change... emoticon ...I was disappointed. I'm ready to see some progress on the scale. It's been about a week. I worked through my feelings on the way to work. Disappointment over no change on the scale...how do you handle that? I came up with an analogy that worked for me. Every day, I go to work and work for 8 hours...5 days a week...but I only get "paid" once every 2 weeks. But, I know that going to work every day is what makes the pay day happen and what makes the pay day maximized. Weight loss is the same...every day matters...every day works to provide what you will see on "pay day" on the scale. The only difference is pay day is not a set day of the week with weight loss. It happens when it happens. But we should not be discouraged on non-paydays...they're ALL paydays, when we are eating in range and working on our fitness. We feel better...we are better physically...we are in control...it's so much better than going the other direction.

Hope you all had a GREAT Tuesday! I did! Keep up the good work! Thanks for the encouragement! Spark on! emoticon emoticon
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DUXGRL1 6/17/2013 8:05PM

    I like your analogy. I recently read something else similar to that, and I never really thought of it that way before, but it makes sense, doesn't it? Good to remember when you get discouraged about the scale.

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SHARON10002 6/12/2013 3:42PM

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Good for you, Cathy! That is so exciting! emoticon on getting over 5K steps in! I love your thoughts on weight loss and payday. It' seems I've been on the once a month plan lately! emoticon
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JLWOF1 6/12/2013 9:44AM

    That is one cool 5K to look forward to! I loved your analogy! Will have to remember that! Just keep doing what you are doing and the scale will move!!!

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MIZCATHI 6/12/2013 9:36AM

    Great analogy!

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PROUD-GRANDMA 6/12/2013 8:54AM

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CDCSMITH2013 6/12/2013 6:29AM

    That is cool (both the 5K and your outlook)! Good for you!

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ROSEWCI 6/12/2013 6:16AM

    Your enthusiasm is contagious! How fun!
And no fretting over that scale! Keep doing whatcha been doing & it's gonna reflect! One day at a time girl! One day at a time! You're a winner!!! Don't ever forget it!!!

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LAURIETAIT 6/11/2013 11:58PM

    You always come up with the best analogies. I'd just like to say I don't get paid often enough either way. lol Glad to hear you're having fun getting fit. A great trip to look forward would sure motivate me!

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KONRAD695 6/11/2013 10:47PM

    What an emoticon way to look at it. Never thought of it like that. This it the 3rd or 4th time your blog gave me a eureka moment.

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ANATASHIKI 6/11/2013 10:45PM

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LOPEYP 6/11/2013 9:47PM

    Cool!

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MOTHEPRO 6/11/2013 9:35PM

    That 5K sounds awesome! Have fun!

I love the payday analogy! That's the perfect way to think of it.

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COOKWITHME65 6/11/2013 9:25PM

    emoticon Cathy. So glad you signed up for the race in Disney. How exciting! Something for both you and your DH to look forward too. Love your new passion. I need to stir some of that up for my self. In all departments. lol.

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