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Getting Sparked

Wednesday, April 14, 2010

On the way to Diamond Bar, CA, for my Aqua Zumba certification, I finally started reading The Spark. I do that a lot: buy a book and then let it sit for a I need some motivation to get my weight moving again. It is a very motivational read!

I haven't weighed myself in over a week. I think I'm about the same as I was the last time I stepped on the scale. I have a lot to look forward to in 2010. A trip to Montana in May for my uncle's memorial, where I will see a lot of people that I haven’t seen in years; teaching Aqua Zumba this summer, which I am really looking forward to (for the workout…haha…and because I think it will be fun for all); the Zumba convention in Orlando in August, where there will be people from all over the world, of all ages, shapes and sizes… and those who wear nothing but a sports bra and pants; and next fall/winter when the winter visitors come back.

The convention is four months away…scary. (I'm thinking of the sports bras)

The very first of this year when I started teaching Zumba Gold five days a week, I remember hearing someone say, “You are going to be sooooo skinny!” And I thought to myself, “Don’t SAY that.” Every time I think it’s a for-sure thing, nothing happens. On the scale. The mirror tells a different story, and that’s why I gave up the dreaded scale. When I’m on a plateau, the scale is just a habit. It doesn’t determine whether I’m going to have a good day or a bad day. It just tells me that I weigh more than I want to. It gives me numbers. And I’ve bounced between 151 and 156 since September 2009. The same five pounds for the last eight months bouncing and bouncing and bouncing… On Laura’s (VISUALLYRICS) trampoline!…LOL.

Is that a plateau? I can’t say that I’ve never eaten 2000 calories in a day during that time. But for the most part, I’ve stayed within my calorie range, rarely at the lower end though…lol. I suppose I need to stay at the lower end in order to see a change in the scale….lol. Not that the scale is so important. But I want to be lighter. And in order to be lighter, I must weigh less.

When I’m losing weight every day…every week…every month, I love the scale. I can’t wait to get on the scale in the morning... first thing... before anything goes in my mouth.

I'll tell you what's better than the scale: a photograph. It's even better than the mirror. Talk about I'll keep going....because it's not about the destination; it's about the journey.... I need new recipes! I need to know that I can do this! I need to make my vision collage!

Sorry for rambling. Have a great day!

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    I'm so tired I can hardly see but I found myself understanding your blog on a gut level. I need to do the same. Try more new recipes. Make the vision collage. And read The Spark!! Keep my calories at the low end like I did before I got injured and sloppy.
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    3704 days ago
    that was a good happy blog. you have plans and visions and a great future coming. you dont need a scale your friends will see the change in you. emoticon
    3704 days ago
    Woo-woo!!!! 2010 is THE year for great things!! I believe!
    Lol!! ....and I jumped on the trampoline too today! Ha! fact I love to go a little past that edge where you think you cannot pump any more iron, not one more crunch.....etc. It is when I challenge myself close to that edge that I can SEE ( mirror, photo, lost inches....etc) the results! emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon emoticon
    love your blog ~ Laura
    3704 days ago
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