Keep a positive attitude

Monday, June 03, 2013

I think we all have weeks or months when maintaining our weight loss is actually a success. Life happens! We set ourselves up for failure if we do not allow room for less than perfect days. We can do everything right and still struggle to lose. I guess I am writing this for those who are like me. I have lost a considerable amount of weight this last year, but seem to be at a plateau.

So what am I going to do?

1. Firstly...I am not going to freak out and quit.
2. Recognize all the positive things I have accomplished that the scale can't measure. For instance, I am a whole lot stronger than I was even one month ago.

My cardio endurance is stellar. 1can push myself to do things I thought I would never be able to again. The step box is no longer just a booster for changing bulbs. I have found out how I can push my cardio up in limited space.

I can't believe I turn 50 this year. I had 20 year olds in the fitness class that I lead. It was a reminder that not all skinny girls are fit. Hearing them grunt and groan attempting to keep up made my day....sorry, shouldn't feel like that, but they are laying in bikinis sun bathing today....

Taking inventory of my kitchen is also a major difference. It is a healthy kitchen full of fast foods that will keep me on track nutritionally- apples, oranges, mango, cucumbers, carrots, yogurt, broccoli....absent from the kitchen- candy and processed foods....

This blog is dedicated to all of us determined to stay the course no matter what. We can do it!

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