Saturday, February 08, 2014
I have been on my journey for a straight 10 months now. During this journey a lot has happened. But more importantly I have transformed into this person with a more positive self talking way to myself and others. I have made a lot of friends and supporters along the way. I have learned so much about me, food, exercise and more.
Today marks a BIG milestone. I have lost a total of 50 pounds! My reward was to purchase the Spark Activity Tracker. I bought this two days before I reached my goal. I knew deep inside, that this time I would reach this goal. As you all know from my previous blog that I tried to get to this goal 2 months ago and did not succeed. In fact, I gained quite a bit. I may have gotten discouraged, but I DIDN'T GIVE UP! I had all the tools, friends, support from YOU ALL, my family, my friends and my TOPS family to succeed. So, I went back to the basics. I only tracked my water and weighed in every morning. This my friends was pretty darn easy as I mentioned above...I had all the tools. I may not have tracked my food, but I did measure and use what I have learned to keep on the right path.
Back in December, I went into a downward spiral because I felt I was failing the people on the challenge I joined at the gym. I did not succeed and kicked myself the rest of 2013. But I learned something about me. I am a PERFECTIONIST! I saw I was not able to keep up with the information overload from the nutritionist and trainer, so I quit.
Fast forward and you will see I will not let the perfectionist part of me win. I called on Our God and asked for his help and look at me now!
I received my tracker today and I opened the box and darned if it didn't look like a piece of expensive jewelry to me. All in a nice little Box tucked away ready to motivate little ol' Me. All you in Minnesota know how flipping cold it has been. That did not stop me. I just walked, jogged and even ran until I got my first Glow Getter Award. I have to say this little thing is a jewel and a great motivator. I know this was the right reward and the right time for the reward. So don't hesitate to reward yourself with this jewel as it will give you a bit more motivation as you continue on your journey! Go ahead give it a try! TRY IT YOU'LL LIKE IT!
So there! As you see positive self talk can get you through the tough times. Understand you are gonna have some tough days, but don't let it determine your ultimate goal on your journey!