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Today Is The Only Day That Matters

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Wednesday, March 26, 2014




Today is day 16 of my streak!

When I started my streak 16 days ago, I issued myself a personal challenge; to stay on track for 90 days. I counted up the days and found that in 90 days it will be June 8th. I put a big star on that date on my calendar, and then I got to work.

It wasn't easy. I had been off track for so long, and I had gained back 31 of the 71 lbs I'd lost. Getting started again was tough! But I reminded myself to just make the most of each day as it came, and not to really worry too much about the days ahead of me. I put an index card on my bathroom mirror that says "TODAY is the only day that matters."



And every morning when I wake up, I remind myself to just do my best TODAY. I get out of bed, and I put on my workout clothes (or "warrior gear" as I call it.) I get out my journal and I write down my meals for the day, and what workouts I will be doing. Sometimes I add a quote or a few words of encouragement to myself. And then I just do my best to make that day as healthy as possible.

I aim for progress, not perfection.



Yesterday, I had an awesome non-scale victory. Hubby gave me a hug, and then stopped and hugged me again. He said "Wow, your waist feels a lot firmer!" And this may be TMI (too much information) but in response I said "Well if you like that, then you should feel my butt!"
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Its pretty cool that after just 16 days of being back on track, there are noticeable changes in my body. The muscle firmness that I had lost while I was off track is starting to come back. My stamina for my workouts is returning too. And my too tight clothes are starting to fit better. (Still a bit too tight, but not super uncomfortably tight.) I can see and feel that I am making progress.



Its really exciting to imagine where I could be when June 8 rolls around. But to be honest, I don't think about that very often. I am staying focused on TODAY, and doing my best to make the most of it.


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