The First One In a Long Time

Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I'm not sure why I thought I'd blog today. I have been writing in the journal (which I really like) but today I feel like it's time to share. Share for the sake of advice, pats on the back, maybe for someone else to see they are not alone. I suppose I will figure it out, hopefully, by the time I get to the end.
So I started over (AGAIN) a couple of weeks ago. I spent several months letting other people tell me what to do and finally decided it was time to get back on track. I am NOT on a "diet," I am NOT "trying" to lose weight, eat right, exercise.
However, I do eat more fruits and vegetables now than I have in a REALLY long time and I do exercise 5 or 6 days a week. I do eat candy and junk occasionally and I do eat out. I also cook 3 or 4 new recipes with my husband every week; he's the cook so that's saying something. I've enjoyed every dish we've tried, every punch I've thrown, every bead of sweat that falls off my forehead and onto my floor. It's a joy to hear "you did a good job Mom." Or a new one "YOU motivate ME." I quite like that, way different from what I think. And I am losing weight, albeit, slowly.
The best part is I don't mind. I'm perfectly content to keep up the things I'm doing and to revel in the success I have already achieved.
Maybe the point of this is to remind everyone who looks at themselves and sees less because they look at someone else and see more--be proud of who you are, be proud of the steps you take to be better. While it can sometimes seem like inspiration comes in the number, it really comes from the person. Find that inspiration inside of you. You've already inspired me today.
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