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Thursday, November 21, 2013

Today is day 39 of my on track streak!

I started a Healthy Holidays team and I am blessed that some of my Spark friends have joined me there. We are supporting each other as we work hard to stay on track this holiday season, and to make as much progress as possible by New Years Day. As of today, there are 40 days until New Years Day!

Today on the Healthy Holidays team, we are discussing progress...the progress we've made so far this year, and the progress we'd like to make by the end of the year.

My weight loss has pretty much been at a stand still this year, and to be honest...its my own fault. I have days and weeks when I'm fully on track and doing all the right things. I eat right, I exercise, I drink my water, and I stay committed to being healthy. I lose a few pounds....and then I go off track. I have wasted most of this year losing and regaining the same few pounds, over and over.

But yet...I can also say that I've made plenty of progress this year! My progress might not show up on the scale, but it shows in other ways. It shows in the fact that I am so much healthier than I was before I started my journey. I am fit and strong. I have endurance. That is progress!

I have also learned to love myself enough to make my health a priority. I have almost completely silenced the negative voice in my head that used to tell me "You can't do it." You know what? I CAN do it. I believe that I can do just about anything I put my mind to, and that is progress, too!

My clothes fit better. My body is firming up. I can do yoga...I can move my body in ways that used to be impossible for me to do. I am determined to keep improving, and I don't allow myself to ever give up. I am stronger than that! And yeah, thats progress too!

What progress would I like to make by the end of the year? I just want to keep my current streak going. I know there will be days that are not as good as others, but I know that as long as I have more good days than bad ones, then I am a success. I am worth my best effort!

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