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Day 8. Rest & Changes in attitude

Thursday, August 09, 2012

I will be doing a lot of this today. I tweaked my back and it really hurts. Rest is the cure. I did my final weigh in for week 1 of the cleanse before starting in today. Total loss for week 1 is 1.5 pounds!! I am very happy with this. I joined Spark Coach and really like it. It is daily motivation.

The 10 min of exercise on the Wii yesterday made me realise this is a good goal. I tweaked it a bit to be 10 min a day. It doesn't seem like much but I know this is a goal that I can keep. Even with back pain, I managed to do 10 min of walking in place on the Wii and it felt good. I feel awesome with these changes I am making and love the fact that I have had a change in attitude.

Before, I attacked weight loss with the spirit of self loathing. I hated my weight, my thighs, my belly, my bat-wings. Now, I love myself. I find myself looking at my legs in admiration, I look at my body in the mirror and like what I see though I know I can be healthier. Embracing weight loss from a spirit of self love and leaning into it is such a wonderful difference from self loathing.

With self loathing I am not gentle with myself. I push myself to do more than I should and set rigid and inflexible goals, then berate myself when something happens and I don't meet them. Like being in a car accident with an 18 wheeler and whining because it was my weight training day and I wouldn't be able to do it. I felt like a failure because I was struck from behind by an 18 wheeler!! Isn't that silly?

Now...I love what I do. I have fun with life. I love the healthy changes I am making and don't push myself to go beyond my comfort level. Little things add up. Life is not all or nothing. I am Sparking! emoticon
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  • DORIS39


    SOUNDS LIKE YOU HAVE THE RIGHT ATTITUDE NOW.

    YOU HAVE TO LOVE YOURSELF, BEFORE YOU WILL THINK YOU ARE WORTH BOTHERING ABOUT.

    KEEP UP THE GOOD WORK. emoticon
    3190 days ago
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