I am scared of falling and not being able to get back up again....

Wednesday, March 06, 2013

Motivational Quote of the day: Stop focusing on being skinny. Start focusing on being healthy. From the Motivational Spark pages.

Well, I definitely appreciated all of the comments and support on my last blog. I really needed it! I ended up compromising with myself and did an easy walk on the treadmill for 30 minutes. This is a much slower pace than I have been used to lately. I can honestly say it felt good to move, even if only a little. I had a rotten cold last week, so it feels good to be able to breathe again!

I am realizing that this is March, and although I didn't make any 'new year's resolutions, persay, I have been on this journey for about 4 to 5 months, and this would usually be the time I would fall and not be able to get back up again. This has been my pattern for many years and I hate it-I am determined to break it. I'm just really nervous that like all the other times before, something will get in my way that I won't be able to overcome. I know that I need to remember not to look back at past failures, but it is always in the back of my mind.

I am going to do my best to continue Sparking as much as possible--it really helps!
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    I do not know you...but saw your post through a mutual sparker... I want to encourage you...Just putting this out here can mean a lot. I mean think about it...have you ever asked for help before? I know I had hardly asked for help and then there was noone noticing...You have a lot of people rooting for you here...and one more thing
    I hope your goal is different now. It has to be about sustainable efforts...eating healthy, moving, and bigger than just pounds on the scale. For me sometimes just keeping my eyes on two or three habits helps me keep with the sparking. Good luck and emoticon
    1873 days ago
  • C8TSON
    You have come too far to give up now. That is constantly what I told myself over and over and over. Even when the scale refuses to budge, so do I. I think, why go through all of the "pain" of getting this far again?! Let's face it, when we start out with a new fitness plan and hurts, doesn't it? The body goes into shock with the lack of junk foods and the new movement that causes sore muscles. One day, a few months ago, while swimming, my instructor who was also a former smoker looked at me and said, "remember this moment. Remember how it felt when you first started swimming. You can breathe now! Would you ever want to start that process over again by going back to smoking?" I see healthy lifestyle like that all the way around. Why go back to feeling sluggish, and unhealthy to just have to shock the body again? It's so not worth it! So, remember the ways you felt when you gave up the old life for the new. I bet your 30 easy-going minutes on the treadmill while sick would have been much more difficult, and now you do it with ease. emoticon emoticon emoticon
    1874 days ago
    Your Spark Friends are on this journey with you. emoticon emoticon
    1875 days ago
    Susan, your children need you to keep pushing.
    1875 days ago
  • LYNAND62
    I agree that Sparking helps me stay on track, too. We can break our old patterns and habits. I think it's important that we not try to do too much at one time or our perfectionism will make us want to quit when we have a temporary setback.

    As my cousin once said to me, "You eat an elephant one bite at a time."

    1875 days ago
    The only true way to fail is to quit! Just keep pushing! It can be done, we all struggle! This is my 5 going on 6th year on SP and this is the first time I feeling like I can make it farther then I ever had. Why? Because I have the gym to help and most importantly...I have my friends here on Spark plus family. You can do this Susan! Just don't quit! Find something that you want, something that will help motivate you to stay on track. You've seen my page, those boots on my background...That is a motivator for me as until I lose weight, I can not get those boots because they will not fit me. So find something that you want I mean really want and use that as your motivator! Also, don't stop asking for help here on SparkPeople...You can Sparkmail me anytime if you need extra support. emoticon
    1875 days ago
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