What's been missing? Mental toughness!

Thursday, August 11, 2011

Getting in touch with my emotional eating? Finding easy ways and shortcuts to lose weight? Finding the "right" diet or exercise program? NO!!

It's my mental toughness. My ability to stick to whatever I choose to do. I've realized that the spark eating and exercise plan is exactly what I need, but the one thing that was lacking was my ability to stick to it. A spark pal recommended I check out to learn about mental toughness. I'm so glad I did! There is a reason that I'm fat and it's no one's fault but my own.

So for this week so far, I've done really great and i'm feeling positive about the future, too. I don't like to get my hopes up too high because I've done that a lot and I've disappointed myself time and time again. But I feel that if I can become stronger mentally and really beat this pattern of eating large quantities of crappy food and avoiding exercise or sweat of any kind, I can do anything.

Fitness affects our entire lives. My husband took me to the town called Sedona, Arizona and we went horseback riding and then spent the day shopping. I thought I was going to DIE!! I was sore, tired, and longed to just go back to my hotel room and lie in bed. How ridiculous!! I'm only 43 years old!! The next day we shopped some more, and then got 90 minute massages. (I swear, I was waiting on pins and needles to get that massage.)

That trip was a real wake-up call! There is no way I'm going to live the rest of my life with these limitations. So I'm starting with walking on the treadmill 5x weekly and eating right. Will add in more exercise as I become stronger.

Until something else changes, I will probably stay quiet and just plod along doing my thing. Hugs to you all!!
Love, K
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    I'm going to check out that website too...increase my mental toughness.

    We KNOW what we need to do. Why don't we do it? We are weak. Let's get TOUGH!!!

    How has your weight loss been going? I'm jumping back on track. Comment back to me and let me know where in your journey and let's get Healthy!
    3414 days ago
    3507 days ago
    It is a great matter of the 'mind' to make changes in our lifestyles and not an overnight transformation either. As you say - it's all about choices and I applaud you for making the choice to improve your quality of life! It is after all what we're all after here on SP.

    3643 days ago
    Great topic! I have been reading about mental toughness too - how athletes think as opposed to us mere mortals. I will check out the site you mentioned. Stay positive, and even if you have an off day you can turn it around and keep going immediately!
    3645 days ago
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