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Starting yet again

Monday, October 01, 2012

What I know is that there is no winning without paying a price...and that in order to see BIG changes it starts with a series of small changes...and that it didn't come on in a day and it won't come off in a day either.

I know when I start I am excited and believe in the possibilities. I know when I do the right things, it really does work. I know the importance of eating well, sleeping well, and exercising hard. I know I am setting an example for my girls. I know I am impacting my future health. I know I can do it if I set my mind to it.

I know that I get distracted...and lose motivation. I know there are days I want to come home and crawl into bed and disappear. I know my job is stressful. I know I bite off more than I can chew. I know I can't be the best for others if I don't take care of myself. I know I will feel better overall and have more energy when I lose weight. I know that 46% bodyfat is NOT where I need to be.

I know that being proactive always pays off. I know that doing it better today than I did yesterday is PROGRESS. I know these 80 pounds won't just melt off...I will have to fight them off.

What I forget sometimes is that I am my own worst enemy. I tell myself it can't be done, I'm too.....(tired, stressed, emotionally drained, exhausted) or I have....(too much to do for work, too much to do at home, too little time) or the girls have (too much homework, too much energy, too much going on)

Yesterday I said to my daughter, "It all sounds like excuses to me...I'm tired of excuses...figure out a way to get it done"

So today, I stand here saying the same thing to myself. I don't want to turn into the 67 year old woman who thinks her life is over and has stopped trying. I want to be better at 34 than I am at 33.

I have about 12 weeks until Christmas....I am going to KICK IT in gear before then. No excuses...life is too short for that.
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    I totally understand your comment about being your own worst enemy! It's crazy how we *know* what we should be doing, but talk ourselves out of it all the time. I haven't lost anything for over a year because I've been my own worst enemy. But the great thing is since we do know what to do, we can get ourselves going again and make it great! Your goal to kick it into gear before Christmas is perfect. You can do it!
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    Go for it!
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