Looking back...and pushing forward.

Sunday, December 13, 2009

Things are going great. I've successfully made it through the first week of this "phase'' of living solo for the next 6 months, and I have a great deal of optimism for the next 5 months and 3 weeks. Sometimes I have to ask myself "Who is this Ms. Optimist and where did she come from!?" Historically, I've not always been one to see the glass as half full. This has been a work in progress for several months now, and I'm finally starting to see the benefits of taking on a new mentality about things. I'm sure it's a famous quote by someone, but if not then I guess I can take credit for the phrase..."If you can't change your circumstance, then change your attitude".

So, yesterday was the 1 year mark for me being with SP. Geez, where'd that year go!? I thought today, being Sunday it would be a good day to begin re-tracking all of my food. I've done fairly well today; I made healthy choices for snacks, but I'm still addicted to JJ Pumpkin Smash Smoothies...they're seasonal, so I feel a bit justified in enjoying my third one for the week :)

After church this morning, Candace and I even hit the gym! I did legs, which was challenging, since I hadn't attempted any strength training on my legs since the motorcycle mishap. It went ok, but when it came time for cardio, I didn't want to make the slight pain worse, so I skipped out on the elliptical today. It's ok though, I'm not discouraged because I know I'll make my goals this week, especially since I've given myself a motivational boost by going on Sunday.

We even had time after the gym to hit the beach for a couple hours! It's time to start getting back that golden glow! I can't go to see my hubby out of shape and pale!

So, I look forward to the year to come with SP. I've kept off the 12 pounds that I've managed to lose since joining Spark. And while that may not seem like a huge deal, compared to the awesome success stories that fill the site, it's something. And I'm absolutely confident that I can shed the last 15 pounds with great success this year.

I'll need help, inspiration, and motivation, but I can do it, and I can't wait to get started!! emoticon emoticon
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    I think keeping any loss off is an achievement. Glad your first week is over with and went well. I hope you don't push it on your legs. Take it easy and take care.

    Glad you are back!
    4204 days ago
    I'm right there with you in needing motivation. I haven't been to the gym since Thanksgiving... luckily, I haven't gained any weight back. However, I'm scared to death that I'm going to gain it all back!

    I wish I could hit the beach after going to the gym! You lucky b****! (Said with nothing but love, of course! emoticon )
    4204 days ago
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