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“Our greatest battles are that with our own minds.” Jameson Frank

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

As I sit here and think about the past couple weeks I have to be honest with myself and say that I am my own worst enemey. I am so hard on myself and tend to let my mind get the best of me. I have been frustrated with myself as I have been focusing in on summer coming and people shedding their winter clothes to reveal skin, toned bodies, and the hard work they put in over the winter. I look at myself and did not reach the goal that I had inititally set out for shedding my winter clothes but had to take a step back and really look at what I can reveal. Although my mid section is far from toned it is 17 inches smaller than what it was at Christmas. My arms are over 2 inches smaller and my muscle build is getting bigger weekly. I have a long way to go as I have put the lbs on myself over the years but I am making my way to a goal that I set and I WILL achieve.

The purpose of this blog is not to get the praise that might come from people reading this or the encouragment that I will reach the goal I have set. I am proud and I know I will reach the goal because this girl for those who personally know me, know that if I set my mind to something come hell or high water this girl will achieve it and will not stop until I do. The purpose is to remind myself that yes I am my own worst critic as we all are and to not let our own mindset sabatoge what our hearts and bodies want. We all have the power to achieve and to change our mind set. I woke up today and put on smaller pants and finally an XL shirt not an XXL or a plus size shirt. I Also put on a pair of 15/16 pants not the 18/20s that I stuffed myself into January 1. I smiled and reminded myself that I am the one in charge of what size i am and it felt damn good to say i could fit into smaller clothes without stuffing myself. ITs a slow journey and frustrations will come but they will not rule me!

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    Thank you Anna, you too are inspiriing to me and keep me motivated! You help keep me from getting tunnel vision and your smile each day is always a positive :) We will motivate each other and together reach where we want to be. Its not about getting skinny, its about having healthy firm curves and a lifestyle change for the better. Its health not just a diet
    1815 days ago
    I am so proud of you Heather! I know this blog isn't about getting praise, but I'm going to give you some anyway. ;) I can definitely see the transformation that you're going through on your journey to a healthier lifestyle, and it is inspiring. I feel like I understand what it is like to want to be somewhere, and it doesn't seem to be happening as fast as you would like. I think you are keeping a wonderful mind-set in celebrating where you are right now, and how far you've come. :)
    1815 days ago
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    You are making very good progress so keep the flow moving toward your goal. emoticon
    1821 days ago
    Whether you think you can or you think you can't, you are usually right
    Henry Ford

    It has been my observation that people are just about as happy as they make up their minds to be
    Abraham Lincoln

    Make Today a Great Day!
    1821 days ago
    Stay motivated!
    1821 days ago
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