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Winter 5% Challenge/ Motivation for 2015

Saturday, January 03, 2015

Today's assignment is to list all the reasons I want to lose weight. What do I want to change? How do I want to look? How do I want to feel? What things will I be able to do in the future with a slimmer healthier body?

First, I need to work on believing I am worth the effort. Some days this is easier than others. I tend to allow the opinion of others affect how I feel about myself. I am self-conscious, insecure, and overly criticle of myself. My journey to a healthier lifestyle must start with a healthier attitude and frame of mind.

Once I get over that hurdle I can look forward to improving myself on many levels.

I currently have recurring chest pain. It is aggravated by stress but I know that I can reduce/eliminate it by changing my lifestyle habits. I am on medications for my heart condition but I believe I can improve to the point that I will not need to take them in the future.

I want to be able to jump into an outfit and feel that it looks good on me...even if it is just casual wear.

I want to be able to feel confident that I can keep up when friends or family want to go for a hike, or head to the river for a swim.

I want to be more flexible. Right now it is a struggle to put on my shoes or look over my shoulder. I want my movements to be easy and fluid.

Lastly, I want to learn to better manage my stress, so I will be incorporating meditation into my daily routine.

In March I go to Hawaii, and in a year I will turn 50...it is time for me to make a long-term commitment to getting (and staying) fit and healthy!
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  • FORZACHANDMATT
    Great blog
    2398 days ago
  • SPINNINGJW
    What is it about the age 50 staring you in the face? I, too, want to live a happier and healthier life - with 50 not quite a year away.

    You have some great goals, and to echo KATESCAPE, progress, not perfection.
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    2398 days ago
  • KATESCAPE
    Looks like you have set clear goals for yourself. Remember a couple things..."progress, not perfection".like your spark name suggests and to steal a quote from Brene Brown, "I will talk to myself the same way I talk to people I love". I have to repeatedly tell myself these things too...the darn gremlins in my head...UGH!

    Good luck! emoticon
    2399 days ago
  • BLUEJAY1969
    You got this!
    2399 days ago
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