Wednesday, February 12, 2014
It's so crazy how things happen sometimes.
I have had such a chaotic year last year, it's been a wild ride. My weight fluctuated up and down the same 2-3 pounds and I wasn't really getting anywhere. As of 2014, I have gotten down about 8 pounds and this week is the week I could potentially get past that mark, since I haven't been below 222 since July.
I have been struggling, but I have been asking the Universe..."Please help me to help myself. I give you permission to guide me in the right direction." Well, over the last week or so, I have received the Universe's message loud and clear. GET HEALTHY! WE WILL HELP!
Today I woke up finding an email stating I was selected to be the Done Girl of the Month! I was beyond surprised, grateful, excited and a whole bunch of other emotions. Last Sunday, I was notified via SparkMail that I had won a prize in the January Jumpstart Challenge and I had over 1200 fitness minutes! I have also had very strange encounters where it seemed like something said was meant for me to hear, or something I saw was meant for me to see. And...I have been seeing Angels everywhere!
I am feeling very blessed and very loved. I think tomorrow will start a new healthy lifestyle for me. I am going to STOP dieting. I am so fearful of this, I know it's going to be hard not to track my calories and Points Plus, but I think I need to do this for a few weeks to get back in touch with my body and my hunger. I will stick to Power Foods (lean protein, fat free dairy, vegetables, fruits and my gluten free carbs, which are minimal).
I think because I have dieted so much in my life, I really need to re-learn what healthy (not super controlled, diet mentality) eating looks like as a LIFESTYLE. I am going to give myself the month of February to see how this goes.
My goals for February are:
1) To be more CONSISTENTLY active. Exercising in the early morning works for me, I have learned from my past. I need to begin getting back into that routine.
2) I will eat from the Power Foods and serve myself on a 10" plate. I will eat 3 meals a day and snack on fruit, fat free yogurt, nuts or veggies IF I am hungry.
3) I will speak to myself kindly and with love. I will remind myself each morning and each night of the positive changes I made that day and how that is improving my health.
So...Universe - I hear you!
You are encouraging me to take care of my body and to start loving ME! This year, that is what I will focus on and I won't let you down!