Loving all the first discoveries!
Thursday, May 05, 2011
Today was a wonderful day! I am loving the fact that everyday is filled with discoveries about myself and about what I have missed but really did not think about.
Today I wanted to paint my toes. Sounds small but here's the kicker....before my weight loss journey started, bending over to get to even my shoes was like being pregnant, it was not happening! I warded off my own pedicures because I was getting tired of having to act like a crane to lift my leg to me. It was just downright UGLY!
Well, today I decided I wanted to paint my toes when I saw a fabulous color that my daughter had. I picked up the bottle, not really thinking about it and started painting away. It really did not kick in until about toe #5 that I did not lift my leg to me, I did not struggle, there was no huff or puff. I was acutally bending down, effortlessly. I was turning flips in my mind because I actually did something that I have not done in years for myself! FOR MYSELF!
I was feeling like a good spring color so I went to my spring/summer clothes and all of them were loose fitting. Stuff I purchased last summer is falling off me to today. I was feeling fantastic! I even did my hair instead of pulling it back! I am looking forward to what inches and weight are gone by the end of this month!
My word to EVERYONE who reads this blog, don't count out the small stuff! Just when you think it is not working you get the surprise you never expected. It is a journey, not a race. You have to want this and be willing to stick with it and take the ups/downs and the good with the bad! I have my bad days...heck I had one the other day where I pretty much went on an emotional eating binge but I stopped myself, accepted the mistake and got back on the wagon! Keep going and you will see the results! SEt your goals, positive thoughts and plenty of support and the sky is the limit! Get the Spark and read it, it will guide you to things you probably did not think of! Enjoy they journey, the new you is somewhere in there!