Taking It Day By Day and Loving It!

Saturday, February 06, 2016

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Hope everyone is having a great start to the weekend! I was sick this week, so I am so happy that I am on my way to feeling better.

I had a lot of downtime to think on some things while I was sick. I noticed that I was getting nervous and anxious because I wasn't able to exercise this week (bronchitis). I was fretting over what the scale would say this week because I had worked really hard to get out of the 300lb range. The light bulb went off in my head...finally! emoticon

Why was I going to weigh myself after being sick and being on steroids??? That is the biggest bloater of all medications for me. Why do that to myself? I am not going to sabotage myself. I am not in a race and life happens. This is a lifestyle change and there will always be obstacles in the way. It's not supposed to be perfect.

So I am just going to weigh myself every few weeks and focus more on my energy levels and see how my clothes are fitting. I want to focus on trying and doing more physical things.

Last year I promised myself that I would do some kind of physical activity on my birthdays. I did a fun 5k last year. This year I went hiking with a friend from my crossfit gym. I am going to do another 5K this spring (Bubble Run). Can't wait! emoticon

I am amazed all the time at what this body of mine can do. I was always limited in my mind.
Instead of telling myself that I can't do this or that because of my body weight, I say that I will try it...and I usually end up doing it.
The week before last I was at the gym and the workout of the day was a 500 meter row, 30 wall balls, 30 burpees, 30 sit ups, 30 jumps with the jumprope, and then finish with another 500 meter row. I WAS so nervous, but I told myself that I have to try. I am always the one to finish last, but it didn't matter because I am still lapping my old self that would have been sitting on the couch. I did finish it in just under 15 mins. emoticon emoticon

I can't help but be proud of this victory of mine which is a huge thing for me. What an accomplishment! The difference was in my mind the most. Now I tell myself that I have to try because I CAN do this!

The scale is not in control of me!

Below are pics of my sweet friend, Tracy, and I hiking together. She really keeps me motivated! I am so grateful for her!

Have a great week everyone!

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    You encourage me! I have been on so many meds because of my thyroid and other auto immune conditions and knee pain from injury and surgeries!

    I keep pushing forward in spite or weight regain and won't give up!

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    1806 days ago
    Hope are feeling better and stronger each day.

    Do what works for you and supports your process. And, congratulations on your accomplishments.
    1806 days ago
    Hope you are feeling better.. Great on that stuff you can do at the gym. emoticon I love the hike you went on with your friend. My fave thing to do. emoticon
    You are doing great, you really are. emoticon emoticon
    1807 days ago
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